Sunday, September 07, 2008

news from the etsy labs

Etsy Finds

Hello friends,

We hope you are enjoying these late last days of summer. We have some exciting opportunities on the horizon over here at the Etsy Labs.

Call for Teachers

The Etsy Labs is currently looking for crafty, outgoing people to lead upcoming craft nights. Craft Night is a free, weekly event held every Monday from 4-8pm at the Etsy Labs. All Craft Nights are also broadcast live into the Virtual Labs, with demos of the project also directed to the online participants.

Attendees can show up any time between 4-8pm, so a fairly straight-forward project that can easily be explained to guests as they arrive, is best suited to Craft Night. Past craft night projects have included glass etching, various bookmaking techniques, potato printing, melt & pour lip balm, applique,... It's always a fun time. (More info about past craft nights here.)

So, if you or anyone you know would like to lead a Monday craft night, please email with "Craft Night Application" as the subject line.

Craft Night!

For our Monday, September 8 Craft Night, we will be making instant books at the Etsy Labs in Brooklyn! This instant satisfaction method of making simple books is a fun way to make your own books and zines out of a humble sheet of paper or scrap of fabric. Make a zine, write a letter, compose a short story, create a one-week dayplanner. Please bring any papers and collage materials that you would like to transform into a book. If you have a bone folder, bring that along too. All other tools and supplies will be provided by the Etsy Labs.

Not in Brooklyn? Join us in the Treehouse room of the Virtual Labs at 5pm EDT.

Featured Class: Design Your Own Totebag 9/13, 9/20, 9/27 at the Etsy Labs

If you've been wanting to learn to sew, this introductory class is for you! You will learn how to operate a sewing machine and design and complete your own tote bag. We will cover various techniques such as pockets, straps, lining and trims, and you can choose which to incorporate into your first project. With these skills, you'll soon be stitching up whatever your heart desires...

There are only 4 spaces left, so please sign up quickly!

Featured Class: Knitting 101 9/17 and 9/24 at the Etsy Labs

Are you ready to take that plunge and pick up those knitting needles? Then, this introductory class, geared towards brand new knitters, is for you! We will cover all the basics you need to begin that scarf or hat--knitting, purling, casting on, casting off, and general troubleshooting.

There are only 6 spaces left, so please sign up quickly

Classes in September

Classes in October

Hope to see you around the labs!


Danielle, Julie and Christine

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