We came, we saw, we CRAFTED.
Friday 6th June was Etsy Craft Party day around the world – a one-day celebration of meeting and making. This year’s suggested theme was ‘Recapture’, encouraging people to bring new meaning to photographs by blingin’ them up with needle, thread, pen, ink – whatever!
Here in the UK we played host to a whopping 47 crafty parties across the land (see our handy map, for a visualisation, below), from Glasgow to Gloucester, and we of course also opened up the doors of Etsy’s London HQ for an afternoon of Friday crafting fun times.
We had two fabulous teams of sellers on hand to run the DIY workshops and showcase their own Etsy wares – it was also the perfect opportunity to promote their teams and meet one another In Real Life (some of them for the first time!)
The creative juices were flowing as freely as the Pimm’s, served in delicate vintage china, accompanied by amazing (and delicious) Etsy-emblazoned cakes.
We spent a sunny afternoon chatting and crafting – and nurturing new sellers young and old…
…as well as celebrating creativity and community, indicative by the amazing artwork produced:
To see what happened at the other Etsy Craft Parties around the world, check out etsy.me/recapture.
Roll on Etsy Craft Party 2015; we’ll see you there…
With BIG Etsy thanks to:
Photography: Yeshen Venema: yeshenvenema.com
Kooky Bakes: kookybakes.com