With Mother’s Day around the corner and spring in the air, join us for a full slate of creative community programming on May 2 and 3 in San Jose, San Francisco, LA, and Chicago.
This month we welcome Fiber Salon in San Jose as our newest addition to the Meet & Make roster. Following this launch, Craft Lab will continue to be hosted the first Friday of each month at the San Jose Museum of Quilts and Textiles. Come show them your support and help kick off their first ever Meet & Make event!
Fiber Salon in San Jose: Victorian Hair Jewelry
For the launch of Etsy Meet & Make: Fiber Salon at the San Jose Museum of Quilts and Textiles, local Etsy seller Even Howard of Nadene and the SF Etsy Team will teach how to make a modern take on Victorian hair jewelry. While crafting, we’ll discuss the history of this craft that weaves together treasured memories into keepsake objects, as well as explore the techniques of table-woven hair work to create cards or small accessories using embroidery floss in place of hair. Supplies and instruction are provided with RSVP. Following this launch, these free events will continue to be held the first Friday of each month at the Museum.
When: Friday, May 3, from 7 – 11 p.m. PT
Where: San Jose Museum of Quilt and Textiles, 520 South First Street, San Jose, CA 95113
Craft Bar in Chicago: Mother’s Day Projects
Mother’s Day is right around the corner, so what better way to celebrate mom than with some beautiful and wearable May flowers? This month, join Craft Bar Chicago and Gina Morgan as we learn the art of bead stringing and make beaded floral creations. Beading not your style? Local artist Wizard at Work will be on-hand to share a simple embossing techniques for handmade cards.
As always, all supplies will be provided, but feel free to bring your own project to work on. The $5 admission covers all materials and instruction for the projects. Don’t forget to fuel your creativity with drinks and snacks from the bar, served by our resident handsome Craft Bartender crew!
When: Friday, May 3, from 6 to 8 p.m. CT
Where: Mignonette, 1747 West Belmont Avenue, Chicago, Illinois 60657
Craft Lab in San Francisco: Printmaking
Just in time for Mother’s Day, join us at the Museum of Craft and Design in San Francisco for an intro to printmaking! In this simple 20 minute activity, Niki Baker of foreignspell will teach how to make beautiful handmade stationery or art. All the supplies will be on hand for you to carve your own rubber stamp. Or, if sharp tools scare you, try some stamps pre-made by Niki to create fresh designs!
Admission is $10, or $5 if you’re a Museum member, and includes supplies, instruction, and adult beverages. While you’re at the museum, find inspiration in the current exhibition by Rebecca Hutchinson, featuring a porcelain paper-clay installation of leaf-like forms suggesting an unexpected forest.
When: Thursday, May 2, from 7 to 9:30 p.m. PT
Where: Museum of Craft and Design, 2569 Third Street, San Francisco, CA 94107
Craft Night in Los Angeles: Wire Projects
Bend, weave, tie, wrap: the possibilities for wire are endless. At this month’s Craft Night at the Craft and Folk Art Museum, you’ll learn several ways to manipulate wire and create small functional objects or imaginative sculptures. Project demonstrations will be held at 7 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Admission is free for CAFAM members or $7 at the door for non-members, and covers materials, snacks, drinks, and instruction. RSVP is required.
When: Thursday, May 2, from 7 to 9 p.m. PT
Where: Craft and Folk Art Museum, 5814 Wilshire Blvd, Los Angeles, California