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Meet and Make at Etsy Labs

Nov 17, 2011

by Julie Schneider

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Thanksgiving is just days away, and I invite you take a break from the whirlwind of madness that the holidays can bring. Take a moment to reflect on what makes you feel most grateful, and just hang out and flex your mad making muscles at this Monday’s Open Craft Night at the Etsy Labs in Brooklyn, NY. Swing by to work on a project of your choosing, perhaps sculpt a tiny pumpkin pie or knit fingerless gloves? No formal instruction will be given, though you are welcome and encouraged to peruse our collection of art and craft books for inspiration, make use of our equipment and spare materials, and confer with one another to share craft advice and brainstorm ideas.

This is a great time to finish languishing projects, expand on new skills learned at past Craft Nights, or experiment with something totally different. You are welcome to use our BERNINA 350PE sewing machines, paper cutters, yarn, needles, paper, paint, fabric, basic supplies galore, and a free Magnolia Photo Booth. Come on by for a playful evening of meeting and making!

Where: 55 Washington Street, Suite 712  (7th floor) Brooklyn, New York, 11201
When
: Monday, November 21. Drop in  between 4-8 p.m. (Clean-up starts at 7:45.)
RSVP
here.

Upcoming Events with the Etsy Labs:
11/17: Church of Craft Meeting
11/18: Radical Craft Night in Santa Cruz, CA
11/28: Stenciling Craft Night at Powerhouse Books With Ed Roth
12/1: Craft Night in LA & Craft Bar in SF

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1 Featured Comment

  • traceyleeliveshere

    traceyleeliveshere said 7 years ago Featured

    I felt the same so I organized a Local Craft Night myself! I invited all the local Etsy shop owners, advertised in the community and posted on my FB page. Last night was our first event- it took a couple weeks of cutting out fabric circles, punching paper and emailing everybody I could think of, but it was well worth it!!! I met some really great people and loved watching people learn a new craft, especially the children, and the door prizes brought a lot of smiles also (thanks to the generous donations from our Etsy shop owners!!). Looking forward to our next event in December!!!!

30 comments

  • sewlola

    sewlola said 7 years ago

    Thanks for reminding me to watch the knit fingerless gloves tutorial. Have a fun craft night!

  • MegansMenagerie

    MegansMenagerie said 7 years ago

    Sounds fun!!! =)

  • TheBloomingThread

    TheBloomingThread said 7 years ago

    fun! ♥ I wish there was something near me!

  • AlisaDesign

    AlisaDesign said 7 years ago

    I wish too :)

  • everythingok

    everythingok said 7 years ago

    Too bad I won't be in the city until Wednesday! Oh well.

  • VoleedeMoineaux

    VoleedeMoineaux said 7 years ago

    THERE!

  • TheEnchantedSlipper

    TheEnchantedSlipper said 7 years ago

    Really nice way to bring the crafting community together. I hope this continues for a long time.

  • aBreathofFrenchair

    aBreathofFrenchair said 7 years ago

    I so wish I lived closer!

  • RivalryTime

    RivalryTime said 7 years ago

    Looks like fun.

  • traceyleeliveshere

    traceyleeliveshere said 7 years ago Featured

    I felt the same so I organized a Local Craft Night myself! I invited all the local Etsy shop owners, advertised in the community and posted on my FB page. Last night was our first event- it took a couple weeks of cutting out fabric circles, punching paper and emailing everybody I could think of, but it was well worth it!!! I met some really great people and loved watching people learn a new craft, especially the children, and the door prizes brought a lot of smiles also (thanks to the generous donations from our Etsy shop owners!!). Looking forward to our next event in December!!!!

  • traceyleeliveshere

    traceyleeliveshere said 7 years ago

    I felt the same so I organized a Local Craft Night myself! I invited all the local Etsy shop owners, advertised in the community and posted on my FB page. Last night was our first event- it took a couple weeks of cutting out fabric circles, punching paper and emailing everybody I could think of, but it was well worth it!!! I met some really great people and loved watching people learn a new craft, especially the children, and the door prizes brought a lot of smiles also (thanks to the generous donations of our Etsy shop owners!). Looking forward to our next event in December!!!

  • MootiDesigns

    MootiDesigns said 7 years ago

    I wish I could be there. I need to move to Brooklyn. Seems like most of the gatherings are there! :(

  • jammerjewelry

    jammerjewelry said 7 years ago

    Sounds like a great way to network. I miss going to as many of the local crafts shows as much as I used to. The economy has driven their fees too high for me to participate in them.

  • katrinaalana

    katrinaalana said 7 years ago

    Sounds like a great event. Wish there are some events organized in other countries in Asia too.

  • TheIDconnection

    TheIDconnection said 7 years ago

    Wish we had something in Houston or Galveton Texas

  • threadedfromheaven

    threadedfromheaven said 7 years ago

    I wish I was going to be in Brooklyn I would go for sure! Next time I'm in Brooklyn, I will look Etsy up.

  • manicarteest

    manicarteest said 7 years ago

    Sounds fun sadly I live in Michigan. Would love to meet other craft-ers though!

  • NicoAndMooMoo

    NicoAndMooMoo said 7 years ago

    back to NYC, back to the Craft Nights soon, YAY! :)

  • RossLab

    RossLab said 7 years ago

    I'd LOVE to attend!

  • HamlinDesign

    HamlinDesign said 7 years ago

    Sounds like great fun and a perfect occasion to chat and get to know some of the people who's work I've seen here....IF ONLY IT WAS IN PRAGUE! So, so, far away from NYC... :.o( Do you ever plan any 'on the road' craft workshops?? Yes, perhaps I am dreaming to much here!

  • SimpleJoysPaperie

    SimpleJoysPaperie said 7 years ago

    Can't make it there since I'm in TN, but I hope all of you have fun, just the same! :)

  • myneedlehabit

    myneedlehabit said 7 years ago

    Would love to be there, but my paycheck job is a jealous lover....

  • KPlager

    KPlager said 7 years ago

    What a great idea!

  • girliepains

    girliepains said 7 years ago

    Love the acorns!

  • BanglewoodSupplies

    BanglewoodSupplies said 7 years ago

    Cool pics!

  • fricdementol

    fricdementol said 7 years ago

    Much knit much love! :)

  • SonicStyles

    SonicStyles said 7 years ago

    If I lived near by I would love to go!

  • ElsenorTee

    ElsenorTee said 7 years ago

    Is there anything similar in London? Like Events, or workshops?

  • tbglitterballs

    tbglitterballs said 7 years ago

    WOW these sound amazing!!! How do i find one locally? Obviously i am a newbie to ETSY sales.

  • almaworks

    almaworks said 7 years ago

    I'm new to Etsy...just openned my shop today! Is there an Etsy community in Vermont? in the Montpelier area? If so craft night sounds like a great idea especially here in rural Vermont.

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