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Etsy and Liberty Get Creative

Oct 30, 2013

by Jo Casley handmade and vintage goods

Three British Etsy sellers will be running workshops at one of our very favourite retailers, Liberty, as part of their 10 day ‘Get Creative’ extravaganza taking place this week.


One of London’s most iconic stores, Liberty, is set to become a creative hub of design activity this week, with a ten day Get Creative event which will see three talented Etsy sellers running public workshops on Saturday November 2nd.

“At Liberty our buyers do their best to source the best in design, craftsmanship and innovation.
This season we wanted our customers to be part of the magic and Get Creative” says Liberty Managing Director, Ed Burstell. From bespoke products to personal appearances by some of Liberty’s best loved designers, there’s something for everyone in the Get Creative calendar, which kicked off on Thursday October 24th and runs until Saturday November 2nd.

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Etsy seller Lilli Wicks of Article Apparel will be running a workshop entitled ‘Pom Pom Party’ – she’ll be showing you how to make woolly pom poms to adorn anything from bobble hats to jewellery or even Christmas decorations. Says Lilli, “Making, creating and embellishing are so much a part of me that I can’t remember when it all started, it’s just who I am and what I do!”


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Sarah Fordham of Magasin will be helping visitors create their very own cross-stitch badge. Best known for her over-sized cross-stitch badges, Sarah’s witty designs have been spotted on celebs like DJ and presenter Fearne Cotton.



The third workshop will be run by Gemma Gilleard of Gx2homegrown whose origami skills have been tested in creating an exclusive origami dove greeting card design especially for the Liberty workshop. Gemma assures us, “although origami can seem daunting, with a few key terms and some practice you’ll be well on your way!”


Etsy Get Creative workshop schedule:

Cross-stitch button badge making – Saturday November 2nd, 12 – 1pm, 1pm – 2pm

Pom pom party – Saturday November 2nd, 2:30pm – 3:30pm, 3:30pm – 4:30pm

Origami gift card making – Saturday November 2nd, 5pm – 6pm, 6pm – 7pm

All workshops will take place in Liberty in the haberdashery department on the 3rd floor. All workshops are free to attend but places are limited, and will be allocated on a first-come-first-served basis so get there early!

As well as running workshops, we’re very excited to have 12 Etsy UK sellers crafting LIVE in the Liberty windows on Friday November 1st and Saturday November 2nd. From paper-cutting to knitting, ceramic painting to block printing, our sellers will create a uniquely evolving installation over 48 hours to celebrate the Get Creative event. If you’re in London, please stop by and say hello!

Big thanks to all our London based sellers who are getting creative with Liberty: in order of appearance…

Louise Dungate

PomPom Kits

Anna Popovich

Wicked Boxcar

Jonna Saarinen

Silvina De Vita

The Fox In The Attic

Article Apparel

Yvonne Ellen

Urban Knit



We can’t wait to see what they create!

Get Creative runs from Thursday October 24th to Saturday November 2nd at Liberty, London. 


1 Featured Comment

  • brinylon Admin

    Jo Casley from brinylon said 6 years ago Featured

    Thanks to everyone who came along to check out the workshops and the Etsy sellers in the Liberty windows - we all had a great time! Glad there is appetite for more Etsy events in the UK - we hear you loud and clear about more activity up North, stay tuned :)


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