Update: Craft Night is canceled Monday, February 15, 2010 in honor of the President’s Day holiday. Join us the following week on Monday, February 22 for another night of crafting festivities. Scroll to the bottom of this post for a list of upcoming Craft Nights. Can’t wait for another Monday Night to get crafty? Check out the How-Tuesday column to get your fix in the meantime.
Things are heating up at the Etsy Labs this week. Our hearts might just melt if you join us to make heatpress valentine ornaments at Craft Night — whether you’re in Brooklyn, or anywhere in the world.
Stop by for our weekly Craft Night in our online multi-user chat room, the Virtual Labs, for a live online demo at 5 p.m. ET, or in person at the Etsy Labs in Brooklyn anytime between 4-8 p.m. at 55 Washington Street, Suite 512 in Brooklyn, New York. (Click here to see what time 5 p.m. ET is in your hometown.) Craft Night is a time to make things, sharpen your craft skills, and connect with fellow artists.
Please join us on Monday, February 8 for Craft Night with Dari Litchman of Papi’s Mami. We will be making stuffed fabric valentine ornaments using heat transfer images and other embellishments. You can follow along at home using iron-on transfer paper from an office supply store. If you are attending Craft Night in Brooklyn, you can send your images to Dari ahead of time and she will print them out for you on her special commercial grade transfer paper, and we will use the heat press in the Etsy Labs. You can send your images (photos or graphics) to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please do not send large files and make sure they are jpegs.
We will also have a box at Craft Night to collect any Valentine’s Day cards that you would like to donate to the Special Delivery project. All cards collected will be delivered by Citymeals-on-Wheels volunteers (including Etsy Admin) on Valentine’s Day. More details on this project and how to participate here.
Dari Litchman, this week’s Craft Night teacher, lives and works in Brooklyn, NY where she makes a line of kid’s tees inspired by her favorite shorty (both pictured, left). You can see her work here on Etsy.
If you are attending Craft Night virtually this week and would like to craft along with us, you’ll need to gather the following supplies:
- Needle and thread
- Ribbon or yarn
- Scrap fabric
- Glitter or glitter flue
- Fabric paints/markers
- Sequins, beads, buttons, any other shiny and fun embellishments
A photo from last week’s matchbox valentines Craft Night.