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etsy craft party

etsy craft party

Last Friday night we hosted our first ever Etsy Craft Party here in Almonte.

In a nutshell, it was awesome.

Crafting + Friends + Strangers = My kinda Friday night.

I'm not even going to feel bad about that.

When I first posted the invitation on Facebook I knew I'd get a few folks interested (put the word Etsy in front of anything in the kind of circles I run in and you're going to get some hits), but I never anticipated the response I actually got.

In only 2 days I had 75 people registered for a craft I hadn't quite yet figured out.

The theme of the Etsy Craft Party (an event that took place simultaneously around the world) was Recapture: Bring new meaning to your photographs.


I quickly rented a space at our local United Church (the workshop at Hello Yellow maxes out at about 12 people) and called my mother - the multimedia artist.

Mom would be just the girl to help me out.

We put together a plan to create simple multimedia artworks using black and white photocopies of old (and some new) photographs.

With a generous donation from Etsy themselves (a gift certificate and some spending money to purchase supplies) I happily hopped online and selected some essentials.

Materials required for this project:

  • Paint
  • Stamps
  • Acrylic Medium
  • Glue
  • Tissue Paper
  • Newsprint
  • Delightful savoury treats courtesy of Janie & Pamalamala
  • The musical stylings of Kathleen Edwards (& friends)
What started as a piece of newsprint and an old photograph...transformed over three hours to become beautiful, original works of art.
Framable even. :)
Also, it was a load of fun!
Thanks to all who participated.
Can't wait to do this again.
xo Em