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Meet and Make: August DIY Workshops

Jul 26, 2013

by Julie Schneider handmade and vintage goods

Meet & Make is a series of hands-on creative community events hosted each month by partner organizations, with support from Etsy. For our August roster, join in the creative fun and learn how to make moss art in San Francisco (August 8), try your hand at making stencils in Los Angeles (August 1), and create felt cards in San Jose (August 2). Time to craft away!



Fiber Salon in San Jose: Felt Notecards

Join SF Etsy member Armani Mondragón to make felt notecards at  this month’s Fiber Salon. Not only does Armani believe in art and color, but she also believes in the beauty and power of the written word. With these notecards, all three come together. Upcycle index cards with felt, decorative papers, and perhaps even a few designs inspired by the current New York Beauty quilt exhibit. Your finished notecard will not just inspire you to bring pen to paper, but also inspire magic to come for those who receive these thoughtful, handmade messengers.

RSVP required through Eventbrite. Space is limited.

Fiber Salon is a hands-on community craft event hosted the first Friday of each month at the San Jose Museum of Quilts & Textiles with support from the Etsy Meet & Make program.

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When: Friday, August 2, from 7 to 11 p.m. PT (Sessions start at 7 p.m., 8 p.m., and 9 p.m.)
Where: San Jose Museum of Quilt and Textiles, 520 South First Street, San Jose, CA 95113


Craft Lab in San Francisco: Moss Art


Museum of Craft and Design

Join San Francisco entrepreneur, interior designer, artist, DIY expert, and  co-founder of Workshop, Kelly Malone in creating moss-on-wood art! In this 20-minute activity, use stencils or create your own designs to cut and shape moss to mount on reclaimed wood panels. Be one of the first 25 through the door and receive a free “Drink Beer, Make Stuff” tote bag from Workshop!

Admission for this 21+ event is $10, or $5 if you’re a museum member, and includes supplies, instruction, and beer generously sponsored by Speakeasy Ales & Lagers. Please note that registration is highly recommended.

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When: Thursday, August 8, from 7 to 9:30 p.m. PT (No walk-ins after 8 p.m., please)
Museum of Craft and Design, 2569 Third Street, San Francisco, CA 94107



Craft Night in LA: Stenciling


Craft and Folk Art Museum

At this month’s Meet & Make at the Craft and Folk Art Museum, we’ll be stenciling up a storm. Learn the basics of creating stencils for spray painting and other applications while creating a temporary fence for the CAFAM courtyard. There will also be materials to make your own posters to take home.

Admission is $7 at the door or free for CAFAM members, and covers materials, snacks, drinks, and instruction. RSVP is required.

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When: Thursday, August 1 from 7 to 9 p.m. PT
Where: Craft and Folk Art Museum, 5814 Wilshire Blvd, Los Angeles, CA

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