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Come Craft at the Etsy Labs

Feb 18, 2010

by Julie Schneider

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On Monday, we’re hosting an open Craft Night, as we usually do on the last Monday of each month. Instead of an organized project, we are throwing the doors of the Etsy Labs wide open and letting you dive into any project that strikes your fancy. 

Bring along any craft you would like to develop during this week’s Craft Night, or start a brand new project using our tools and extra supplies. This a good time to finish other Craft Night projects you might have started as well. We have a variety of all your favorite crafting tools and supplies available for you to use for free during Open Craft Night.

When: Monday, February 22; drop in any time between 4 to 8 p.m. ET.
Where: Etsy Labs at 55 Washington Street, Suite 512, Brooklyn, NY

A photo from last week’s heatpress valentines Craft Night at the Etsy Labs.


Call for Materials: This week members from the {NewNew} Etsy team will be joining us to work on a secret summer project. If you have any colorful plastic bags or New York-related ephemera (such as old subway maps, tourist guides, etc.) that you would like to donate to be repurposed in their project, please bring them along. If you would like to donate from afar, please contact thenewnewny@gmail.com or kimm@kimmchi.com for further details.

 

Looking for further crafting inspiration?

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Will we see you next week? Let us know in the comments below.

Hand printed Knitting Project Bag - Sock size
Hand printed Knitting Project Bag - Sock size
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CraftSanity Mini Potholder Ornament Loom
CraftSanity Mini Potholder Ornament Loom
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PDF Sewing Pattern for Plush Pear Pincushion, Ornament, and Pillow
PDF Sewing Pattern for Plush Pear Pincushion, Ornament, and Pillow
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Yellow Plarn Ball-Plastic Yarn-Great for Crochet Projects-About 56 Yards
Yellow Plarn Ball-Plastic Yarn-Great for Crochet Projects-About 56 Yards
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Everyday CREATIVE KIT and WORKBOOK
Everyday CREATIVE KIT and WORKBOOK
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PATTERN - Knitted Power Cord
PATTERN - Knitted Power Cord
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Coloring Wallet - Cogsmo Aqua Spaceships, Crayons and Paper Included
Coloring Wallet - Cogsmo Aqua Spaceships, Crayons and Paper Included
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Stitchable journal Kit-Contemporary Needlepoint on Paper - Marrakech pattern
Stitchable journal Kit-Contemporary Needlepoint on Paper - Marrakech pattern
$20.00 USD
Vintage Military Issue SEWING KIT
Vintage Military Issue SEWING KIT
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88 comments

  • urbanknitfits

    urbanknitfits said 7 years ago

    awe so great! I'll have to plan a trip to nyc 2 c my sis in conjunction with an etsy lab and join in the fun and meet etsy peeps face to face!

  • HandmadeHandsome

    HandmadeHandsome said 7 years ago

    Wish I could be there. Perhaps someday. Happy crafting!

  • Ebruk

    Ebruk said 7 years ago

    Thank you for sharing.

  • BululuStudio

    BululuStudio said 7 years ago

    Have fun girls.

  • RosemaryManufacture

    RosemaryManufacture said 7 years ago

    Why are you so far far away? :) Good luck there!

  • lovelygifts

    lovelygifts said 7 years ago

    Sounds like fun. Love the pear pin cushion!

  • sleepymoondesign

    sleepymoondesign said 7 years ago

    Crafts nights sound like lots of fun! To bad I live far away!

  • MyissaG

    MyissaG said 7 years ago

    Sounds like fun :)

  • artofjane

    artofjane said 7 years ago

    Sounds fun. I love the coloring wallet. Great idea.

  • Tias

    Tias said 7 years ago

    That looks like so much fun!

  • BlueRoseRetro

    BlueRoseRetro said 7 years ago

    Sounds like fun. I love the woven pot holders...reminds me of summer camp way back when.

  • bylynnkrestel

    bylynnkrestel said 7 years ago

    can i come?? wish i were closer!

  • cherryblossompaperco

    cherryblossompaperco said 7 years ago

    Sounds dreamy:) Wish I could be there!

  • organicquiltcompany

    organicquiltcompany said 7 years ago

    Sounds like the perfect night out! Have fun...

  • pinkytoeclothing

    pinkytoeclothing said 7 years ago

    how fun! wish I could be there, I would love to just check out what everyone else is working on!

  • KOALACaddie

    KOALACaddie said 7 years ago

    Have fun at open Craft Night! MontclairMade's balls of plarn are great - as she says, she does the hard part, bless her soul.

  • lanya

    lanya said 7 years ago

    I'll be visiting from LA at the end of the month and can't wait to meet all you etsy Brooklynites! See you soon! XOXO amber

  • lanya

    lanya said 7 years ago

    I'll be visitng from LA at the end of the month and can't wait to meet all you Etsy Brooklynites! See you soon! XOXO

  • lanya

    lanya said 7 years ago

    again........just kidding - I didn't think the first one posted :)

  • boutiqueseragun

    boutiqueseragun said 7 years ago

    thank you.it is smillar to mine. mine is knit

  • bysweetmom

    bysweetmom said 7 years ago

    have fun

  • bysweetmom

    bysweetmom said 7 years ago

    have fun...

  • bysweetmom

    bysweetmom said 7 years ago

    have fun...

  • ShebboDesign

    ShebboDesign said 7 years ago

    happy craftingg! have fun to all..- :)

  • maggiemaevintage

    maggiemaevintage said 7 years ago

    Sounds like fun!

  • PurpleSageOriginals

    PurpleSageOriginals said 7 years ago

    This is so neat that you do this once a month. Enjoy your craft night!

  • ClementinesJewelry

    ClementinesJewelry said 7 years ago

    I want to come... have fun!

  • LeahSutton

    LeahSutton said 7 years ago

    Thank you so much for including my dinosaur pattern x Enjoy craft evening everyone!

  • EASantangelo

    EASantangelo said 7 years ago

    I wish there was an etsy crafting group in NC!!

  • stillplayinghouse

    stillplayinghouse said 7 years ago

    hopefully the weather will cooperate so you can have a great turnout. sounds like a lot of fun! (o:

  • pocketcarnival

    pocketcarnival said 7 years ago

    Ooh I want to come too!

  • kimmchi

    kimmchi said 7 years ago

    remember to bring bags and emphemera for the {NewNew} to craft up into some plarn and fuse together to use for some great outdoor pinwheel projects and fun banners... it's all come together this summer. Hope lots of you can join us!

  • baconsquarefarm

    baconsquarefarm said 7 years ago

    someday I'll get to nyc~

  • lifeofcolors

    lifeofcolors said 7 years ago

    Sounds fun being around all those creative people. :-)

  • helenaemmans

    helenaemmans said 7 years ago

    enjoy! Keep up the creativity!

  • SiuTing1108

    SiuTing1108 said 7 years ago

    thanks for sharing

  • julessabjewelry

    julessabjewelry said 7 years ago

    I would love to attend an Craft Night event someday. Just too far at this time... I'll keep my planner open.

  • lisaleeworks

    lisaleeworks said 7 years ago

    I wish I was close enough to stop on by and play and craft with everyone!! I like the little loom and the pear pin cushion too!!

  • KamiMono

    KamiMono said 7 years ago

    I wish I can participate in craft night! Will etsy ever locate labs here on the west coast, or in California? It sounds like so much fun.

  • MinceCo

    MinceCo said 7 years ago

    ve fun crafting, I am wishing i was there :)

  • PrairieStarJewels

    PrairieStarJewels said 7 years ago

    I too wish I could participate. I don't know many people in my area that make jewelry. It would be fun to have more people to bounce ideas off of.

  • virginiakraljevic

    virginiakraljevic said 7 years ago

    eep! can't wait!

  • sarahknightdesign

    sarahknightdesign said 7 years ago

    I love crafting. It's such a feeling of accomplishment! Great post:)

  • memegalarce

    memegalarce said 7 years ago

    Have fun...I want to be there!

  • Iammie

    Iammie said 7 years ago

    Pretty!

  • prairieprincess

    prairieprincess said 7 years ago

    I've been thinking recently about designing a wooden potholder loom because the plastic ones are so flimsy. Should have known someone would have already done it, and that they designed it better than I was thinking of doing. Those just might go on my daughters' gift lists. I'm looking forward to the day (night?) these craft nights spread to other cities.

  • MontclairMade

    MontclairMade said 7 years ago

    thanks for including my plarn! yay for repurposing!

  • SimpleJoysPaperie

    SimpleJoysPaperie said 7 years ago

    Have fun! That first photo reminds me of a loom my dad made for me when I was a kid in the 70s. He made a simple wooden frame and hammered nails all around the perimeter. I think everyone I knew at the time received a brown and orange acrylic yarn mat / pot holder from me!

  • RedFenyx

    RedFenyx said 7 years ago

    Seems so fun! Too bad I'm too far away! I'd really like to join ^^

  • marbled

    marbled said 7 years ago

    thanks for sharing

  • MagicMarkingsArt

    MagicMarkingsArt said 7 years ago

    Love the wooden loom - brings back memories of creating tons of loomed pot holders for my mother when I was younger.

  • CatzillaCrafts

    CatzillaCrafts said 7 years ago

    I'm visiting New York again in October. I need to make sure I'm still there when it's lab day!!

  • polkadotscloud

    polkadotscloud said 7 years ago

    how great idea! Wish I could be there...but i'm quite far from there O_O ahaha

  • whyte

    whyte said 7 years ago

    Looks like fun, I'm bringing my crochet but I'll have to stay in FL! I love that wooden loom too, oh the potholders my Mom received from me!

  • candacejean

    candacejean said 7 years ago

    Wish I could be there! Have a good time everyone. I love that little pear pincushion.

  • lilworkerb

    lilworkerb said 7 years ago

    I SO wanna move to New York! Just so I can go to one of those craft nights!

  • tracyschaal

    tracyschaal said 7 years ago

    That wooden loom looks very cool! Have fun kids! Wish I could be there!! xxxooo

  • OhFaro

    OhFaro said 7 years ago

    I so love - and totally remember making, those little pot holders. Time to make some more! I have tons of fabric from my late MIL the quilter and they would be great gifts for the family.

  • jennifermagnesi

    jennifermagnesi said 7 years ago

    I so wish I lived in NY!

  • curiouspug

    curiouspug said 7 years ago

    i wish i could go but it would be a looooong trip from california :)

  • kadlubik

    kadlubik said 7 years ago

    thanks for the reminder!

  • BonTons

    BonTons said 7 years ago

    I love craft nights, too bad I live so far away, have a fantastic night!

  • ArtisticIntentions

    ArtisticIntentions said 7 years ago

    Sounds like big fun!

  • mtbaskets

    mtbaskets said 7 years ago

    I did not know there was a lab. Do you wear white coats? This is very exciting. If I get back to New York I will stop by for a visit.

  • PLBcrafter

    PLBcrafter said 7 years ago

    Wish etsy would move to VA. lol I hope everyone attending has a wonderful time! :)

  • nowonder

    nowonder said 7 years ago

    Sounds like fun - enjoy!

  • gemagenta

    gemagenta said 7 years ago

    summer secret project!? what will it be!?

  • moonandstarsstudio

    moonandstarsstudio said 7 years ago

    I wish i lived closer...I would love to be there with all that inspiration in one room!

  • CurvyBettiesRock

    CurvyBettiesRock said 7 years ago

    Sounds sooo amazing and exciting too! But will Etsy only be in NY? I agree:) Etsy should come California!!! Come on down!:) oxoxo

  • baruchslullaby

    baruchslullaby said 7 years ago

    Ah, bummed I couldn't make the commute from AK. :) The pics of the loom were a perfect compliment to part of our homeschooling lessons this week, though! Very inspiring!

  • MetroGypsy

    MetroGypsy said 7 years ago

    Love the labs!

  • VerySage

    VerySage said 7 years ago

    This might be the perfect antidote to the law school midterm I'm taking on Monday afternoon!

  • NotYoMommasHandbag

    NotYoMommasHandbag said 7 years ago

    I love this collection of interesting things..smiles.

  • WingsDove

    WingsDove said 7 years ago

    This sounds wonderful. It's always great fun with learn a new craft.

  • lauraprentice

    lauraprentice said 7 years ago

    where can i get one of those looms to make a rug? i have a deep obsession for rag rugs!

  • Papaya10

    Papaya10 said 7 years ago

    Sounds like alot of fun. I too agree that Etsy should have a lab in California!

  • LoucheLab

    LoucheLab said 7 years ago

    I'm actually in the neighborhood on Monday, if I'm really good and finish all my work tomorrow, I'll drop by.

  • LavenderField

    LavenderField said 7 years ago

    Wish I could be there!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • saucerville

    saucerville said 7 years ago

    Maybe in the future us out of towners will be able to participate via webcam. Until then, I'll just try to plan a trip to NYC so I can be there in person!

  • heatbria

    heatbria said 7 years ago

    I agree EASantangelo that we need an Etsy location in NC. I just taught a group of my clients to crochet for a therapy technique and it was so much fun watching everyone learn something new. I wish I could be there it has to be a thrilling experience.

  • JennyDesmond

    JennyDesmond said 7 years ago

    do you know what next monday's craft night will be yet? thanks!!

  • cottagewhimsies

    cottagewhimsies said 7 years ago

    I'm not that far away, so hopefully I can join in soon! Have fun arting and crafting!!

  • HappyYappy

    HappyYappy said 7 years ago

    OoooHHh WISH I could be there! How neat! Any crafters in SWFL want to craft? :)

  • swolfod

    swolfod said 7 years ago

    Nice event! Thanks for reminding. Shared at http://www.lampee.com/PostDetail?id=100001U11201.

  • PicturesqueBrooklyn

    PicturesqueBrooklyn said 7 years ago

    Great time as always Julie! Thank you so much!

  • Envy2

    Envy2 said 7 years ago

    I'm a newbie, definitely going to check it out!

  • RomanceCatsAndWhimsy

    RomanceCatsAndWhimsy said 7 years ago

    You need a West Coast crafting location! :) It does sound like fun.

  • JazzyThings

    JazzyThings said 7 years ago

    That rag rug has to be my next project.

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