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This week I have two creative events in two creative cities to share with you: Craft Night in Brooklyn & Craft Bar in San Francisco, Read on for the nitty gritty…

Craft Night in Brooklyn, NY

Mother’s Day is just around the corner — May 8, to be exact. Come on over to the Etsy Labs to make handmade pop-up cards and envelopes for your favorite moms. Esther K. Smith is the author of titles including How to Make Books and Magic Books & Paper Toys (this week’s project is an excerpt from the latter), and one half of Purgatory Pie Press, a dynamic bookbinding and letterpress printing duo who use only real wood and metal movable type.

Please bring some paper and a bone folder, if you have one. We’ll also have spare materials on hand. Esther will also have copies of her book for sale.

Where:  55 Washington Street, Suite 712  (7th floor) Brooklyn, New York, 11201
When
: Monday, May 2. Full demos will be held hourly at 4:15, 5:15, 6:15, and 7:15.
RSVP
here.
Webcast: For those of you who can’t make it in person, we’ll be doing a live demo via Livestream at 3:30 p.m. ET. You can check out the feed right on the Etsy Community page.

Esther K. Smith at a past Craft Night.

More Upcoming Events with the Etsy Labs:
5/09: 5th Annual Cupcake Craft Night
5/16: Build Your Own Hydroponic Planter Craft Night
5/23: Open Craft Night
5/30: Craft Night Cancelled for Memorial Day

 

Craft Bar With Etsy Labs in San Francisco

For this month’s Craft Bar we’re hosting a silkscreen project using iconic Sister Corita imagery from the 1960s. Create original collage designs with inks prepared to match period colors. Screen-print on paper to create posters Sister Corita style, or transfer these designs onto T-shirts and tote bags. Paper will be generously provided by local favorite Hello Lucky, and tote bags donated by Eco Bags. Expect a live music performance by Coconut and drinks from Trumer Pils. $5 includes admission, drinks, tips, and tricks. Additional fee of $5 for T-shirts and tote bags.

 

 

When: Thursday, May 5 from 6 to 8 p.m. PT at MOCFA.
Where: Museum of Craft and Folk Art at 51 Yerba Buena Lane, San Francisco, CA

 

Looking for further crafting inspiration? 

How-To’s by Esther K. Smith | Cards on Etsy

Will we see you at Craft Night? Let us know in the comments below.

How To Make Books by Esther K Smith
How To Make Books by Esther K Smith
Magic Books and Paper Toys  (E-Z Pop-Ups and Other Paper Playthings to Amaze and Delight)
Magic Books and Paper Toys (E-Z Pop-Ups and Other Paper Playthings to Amaze and Delight)
Making Books With Kids
Making Books With Kids
earBooks -- a pair of book earrings
earBooks -- a pair of book earrings
Box of Chaos
Box of Chaos
PurgatoryPiePressINK
$500.00 USD
Marriage for All / Eat Drink & Be Married coaster
Marriage for All / Eat Drink & Be Married coaster
The Paper Bride
The Paper Bride
PPP ABC XYZ - white
PPP ABC XYZ - white
PurgatoryPiePressINK
$150.00 USD
PurgaSquare Postcard Boxed Set - 12 Cards
PurgaSquare Postcard Boxed Set - 12 Cards
PurgatoryPiePressINK
$100.00 USD
Brains and Spines
Brains and Spines
PurgaSquare2 Postcard Boxed Set - 12 Cards
PurgaSquare2 Postcard Boxed Set - 12 Cards
Infinity Remove
Infinity Remove
PurgatoryPiePressINK
$100.00 USD
Enclosure Exposure by Elizabeth Duffy
Enclosure Exposure by Elizabeth Duffy
The World at my Fingertips
The World at my Fingertips
PurgatoryPiePressINK
$150.00 USD
Lily Lou by Holly Anderson
Lily Lou by Holly Anderson
PurgatoryPiePressINK
$100.00 USD
Artist Tracts
Artist Tracts
PurgatoryPiePressINK
$250.00 USD
UnPopular Recurd(sic), orange
UnPopular Recurd(sic), orange
Box
Box
Everything Falls Into Place
Everything Falls Into Place
PurgatoryPiePressINK
$100.00 USD
6x6x6 (Artist Book)
6x6x6 (Artist Book)
Ear Book (single earring)
Ear Book (single earring)
PurgaToys
PurgaToys
PurgatoryPiePressINK
$250.00 USD
Contraption
Contraption
We Spy USA
We Spy USA
The Happersett Accordion
The Happersett Accordion
PurgatoryPiePressINK
$111.00 USD
Fibonacci Flower
Fibonacci Flower
PurgatoryPiePressINK
$123.58 USD
High Anxiety
High Anxiety
The Little Book of Book Making
The Little Book of Book Making
Vishnu Crew
Vishnu Crew
PurgatoryPiePressINK
$2,500.00 USD
PPP ABC XYZ - grey
PPP ABC XYZ - grey
PurgatoryPiePressINK
$100.00 USD
2016 (44) Leap Year Datebook
2016 (44) Leap Year Datebook
PurgatoryPiePressINK
$116.00 USD
Mama Pop Up Card
Mama Pop Up Card
Sold
Masonic Winding Stairs Origamic Architecture Pop-Up Card
Masonic Winding Stairs Origamic Architecture Pop-Up Card
$29.00 USD