Etsy 2014 Craft Party - Charleston
Friday, June 6, 2014 from 6:30 PM to 9:00 PM (PDT)
SpaceCraft will host an Etsy Craft Party on Friday, June 6th from 6:30-9pm!
This year’s theme is "Recapture: Bring new meaning to your photographs." We will have supplies available to work on photographs. Stitches, button-makers, photo transfers, FabricMaker printer, and more.
Due to a generous donation from a lovely local lady, each person who participates in the Etsy Craft Party or Craft Supply Swap will receive an 8x10" vintage photograph as a special gift during the event. These photos are from late 1900's through mid-century, and are super cool!
Activities and supplies and such...
(see our Pinterest board)
- Stitching directly on to the photographs. We'll strategically tape needlepoint mesh to photos, and then start stitching directly on to the paper. See image below from @afternoonan.
- Hand-stitching Pixel pillows using prints on fabric from the FabricMaker printer. ($6 for prints, see above).
- Photo transfers. We will have bowls of Mod Podge, sponge brushes, and other supplies, as well as about a dozen 4x6" canvas boards to transfer your image to canvas. Note that you will sacrifice your original photo. This is a cool technique! You'll let the glue dry and then scrape off the paper, and then you can use the image on the canvas to paint on.
- Decorating photos. There will be rolls of washi tape, cute stickers, sequins, our vintage typewriter, and more. Consider making a little work of art, a pinback button or a merit badge! Yes, our button-makers will be at the ready for pressing some pinnable works of art.
Note: If you'd like a print of your photograph on fabric, please email your photo by Friday morning to us at hello (at) spacecraftstudios.com so that your print will be ready for you when you arrive. FabricMaker prints are $8/each for an 8.5"x11" sheet. Please indicate the size in inches for your photo; we can tile photos on one sheet, too.
More information is on our website, but reservations are here on Eventbrite so that Etsy can track it. If the site says it is "sold out," don't worry, just come. We are opening up space outside, and we expect that most people will float in and out. Hooray!
This event is free with a suggested donation of $5-10. We're getting the party started with loads of supplies, vintage photos, air-conditioning, and a few bottles of cold wine. Please consider bringing supplies or treats to contribute or share.
CRAFT SUPPLY SWAP: Heather Powers has offered to organize a craft supply swap during the Etsy Craft Party from 6:30 - 8:30! It's going to have to be weather-permitted, as it will be outside under a tent. The suggested donation to participate in the swap is $2-10, and 100% will go towards local nonprofit Creative Flow ReUse.
Got a stash of yarn, but you're a committed scrapbooker now? Got jars of buttons but you haven't sewn in ages?
Bring your clean, reusable items to the Craft Supply Swap! You may drop your items in advance or bring them the night of the event.
How it works: We will prepare the workroom by labeling our three tables, and organizing any items brought to us in advance. When you arrive, just deposit your spare things on the tables according to the labels, and shop from the things there. It's like a freecycle! For a full listing of appropriate items to bring or not bring, please see the Craft Supply Swap event page on our website.
From Etsy HQ:
You’re invited to Etsy Craft Party 2014: Recapture, Bring new meaning to your photographs. Etsy Craft Party is a one-day celebration of meeting and making. This year’s theme focuses on transforming photographs into display-worthy works of art using a variety of craft supplies and creative techniques.
Check out the Etsy Craft Party page for the digital party kit, photos and more.
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