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Renegade Chicago: It’s That Time Again!

This weekend, the crafty masses will converge in Chicago for the fifth annual Renegade Craft Fair. It looks to be a doozy! Over 150 vendors, and all of them with something cool to offer. If you’ve been to Renegade before, you know that it’s a craftinista’s dream come true. (Though it can be a little…

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Making Paper Boxes: online video tutorial this Wednesday!

Join me this Wednesday, September 12th, at 3pm EST for super simple tutorial all about making boxes from your recycled papers!  All you need is two pieces of paper and a pair of scissors and you’re ready!   Meet me in the workshop room with your supplies at 3pm sharp and we’ll begin!  These boxes…

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One Crafter’s Trash is Another Crafter’s Treasure

We all have excess crafting supplies. Some folks keep them well organized, others have messy drawers full of odds ‘n’ ends we just can’t bear to get rid of. Sure, I’m never going to use that giant box of charcoal pastels I had to buy freshman year of art school, but I can’t throw them…

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New York: KnitKnit Book Party

To all New York knittas, revolutionaries and craft enthusiasts: If you enjoyed The Storque’s recent interview with Cat Mazza of microRevolt.org, you might be interested to know that her work is being included in the new book KnitKnit: Profiles and Projects from Knitting’s New Wave…and that there’s a book party for the event! This Thursday,…

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Spins and Needles Party at EtsyLabs!

Spins & Needles is a Canadian group that travels about hosting parties that are a combo of crafting and dj-ed music. On Friday, September 14, they’re coming to the Etsy Labs, and the party will be on! Bring your own project, or craft along with the projects that we’ll have here (DIY plush monsters, fused…

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Monday Night is Craft Night!

…and everythings going to be alright. alrighhhhhht!! Tomorrow is the first of many exciting, amazing, crafty, snazzy, sweet and salty Monday Night Craft Nights!  Free mini-tutorials to get your creativity buzzing.  Free time and almost free reign of the crafty resources we have here at EtsyLabs. Come on out and play with us.  We may…

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Brooklyn: Gallery Opening!

Hey New Yorkers. There’s a great opening this Saturday, September 8th at McCaig & Welles Gallery in Williamsburg. The show features Etsy office ecologist extraordinaire (and pretty rad artist) Peter Corrie, plus about a hundred other relevant contemporary artists and bands, like Japanther, Swoon and Maya Hayuk, to name a few. The show is benefiting…

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We Need Your Vote!: “Typography”-themed California Crafters Club of Etsy (CCCOE) Contest

Etysians! The CCCOE needs you vote today! A voter will be picked at random to win this pair of stately earrings. No, they don’t have anything to do with typography, but they’re real pretty and we didn’t want to swaaaay any votes by posting one of the enties. So get out your vote on the…

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Art bArter Video and Photobooth…Good Times!

What fun we had at the Etsy bArter here at the Labs! Not sure what the bArter is you say? Well you can read up all about it here. Check out the latest photos and some great video from the event here at the Labs below! Word on the street is there was wii tennis…

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Etsy Contest: Interviews with Upcycling Winners

The Upcycling contest revealed Etsy to be a place where people can go full throttle into new creative territory. We had over a thousand entries! It quickly became clear that we had to raise the bar with our judging process, so we started poring through the items in search of something truly remarkable. The winners…

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Trunk full o’ Trashion

Trashion = Trash + Fashion The Trashion Street team recently descended upon the Etsy Labs and made us feel guilty for not recycling everything in the world.  Their trunk show drew in people from all over who appreciate their guile and creativity. Check out some of the the designers who spring into action when they…

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Cross-country Craft Fair: Lessons Learned

I was pretty ecstatic when I found out that I’d been awarded third place in Etsy’s Upcycling contest, back in February. JackRabbit’s first place weiner bench and thimblescratch’s second place coat (made from an old comforter and shopping bags) were some of my absolute favorite entries, so I couldn’t have been happier to stand on…

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Handmade Music #2

Big shout-out to MAKE magazine, Create Digital Music and the Etsy Labs for a job well done at last night’s Handmade Music Night. There were crazy interactive electronic doodads, lots of buttons and knobs, projections and a good time had by all. Check out the photos on Flickr for the full experience! Here’s the video…

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Last Fridays Trunk Show: Etsy Green and Clean Guild

Next up the the Etsy Labs’ Last Fridays art party/trunk show series: The Etsy Green and Clean Guild makes soaps, bath and body products, makeup, and scents. On Friday, August 31 from 6-8PM, EGCG will be hosting a trunk show shopping party at the Labs. We’ll be browsing the wares for sale, listening to 80’s…

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Etsy Poster Contest: The Votes Are In!

To those of you who’ve been waiting patiently for the results of the Etsy Poster Challenge, they’re in, and ready for your perusal! (They’re also pretty darn beautiful.) See the forum thread for more on this! P.S. Shout out to 315Thomas and her amazing entry, showcased first in the winner’s section! Note: This was originally…

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Sew Useful Contest: Winners!

Grand prize of the Singer sewing machines goes out to… Sew Educational:Rain or Shine Solar Charger for SewUsefulby BlondietheBlond Sew Hybrid:Fire skirt by caballera Sew Helpful:Hearing aid drying pouchby kerri9494 BUT HUGE honorable mention to Vanfan,for her insulin pump garter.She actually won the most votes in this category, but she has the unfortunate position of…

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Sew Useful Contest: Entries Closed!

Etsy and Instructables are all about innovation and sharing the wealth of your knowledge, be it by means of a lovingly handcrafted item or the instructions on how to do, make or produce just about anything. (And the chance to show off your DIY talent doesn’t hurt!) The Sew Useful contest has brought together the…

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Last Fridays Trunk Show: TRASHION

So guys, it’s time once again for the Last Fridays trunk show. Up this month: TRASHION. What is Trashion? Well, as you might guess, it’s fashion, accessories, art, and crafts made from trash and upcycled and recycled materials. You can check out the philosophy and some of the work of these artists here: EtsyTrashion.etsy.com What…

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Clay as Art Trunk Show!

Do you have plans for this weekend? Well, make some! For your learning pleasure, The Etsy Labs will be hosting a “Clay as Art” trunk show for Tasha McKelvey of Tashamck.etsy.com during her weekend trip to NYC from Richmond. Tasha is making the trip to teach two very specialized workshops: CLASS 7/21/2007 Making Texture Molds…

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Etsy Workshop Talk: Global Microbrand

Many entrepreneurs want to grow their businesses but at the same time, they want to remain in control of what they produce. At Etsy, we would like to help more independent artists make a living from what they make. We’ve discussed trying to find an alternative model to “business-as-usual.” This Monday July 2nd, we’ll be…

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