Craft Party: Workshops & Sneak Peek!

With just 2 days to go to the Brighton Etsy craft party we though we’d share a few sneak peek snaps from our makers preparing for the big event this Friday evening.

The theme of this year’s party is Kaleidoscope: Paper Taking Shape. There’ll be plenty of craft supplies on hand to help unleash your inner creative; cutting, sticking, layering, and collaging. There will be workshops, DIYs, tutorials and a big group make too!

There will be loads of opportunities to get crafty throughout the evening, Ali and Jam of helloDODO will be running a Gocco printing demonstration that everyone will be able to have a go with, and you get to take home a free print too! They’ve also been busy hand printing special goody bags for those with early bird tickets on the night!

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Vicky of Woah There Pickle will be running a badge making station throughout the night.

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Ellen of B Millinery will be leading a big group project and Claire of In The Making is in the process of making some wonderful handmade decorations!

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There is a paper animal puppets with Ladybird Likes – Zoe is coming to us from London to run this drop in-drop-out workshop that she also did at Pick Me Up recently. It’s a basic fun workshop that everyone will enjoy, making paper animal puppets with colourful card.

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Also join in 3D Papercutting with Fleur de Carrotte – Amandine will be running this drop-in-drop-out workshop for around 8-10 people at a time. She will have made some examples and then will show how it’s done. It uses two sheets of card and paint to make cool effects when cut up.

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The final workshop is a flower collage tutorial with Georgie St Clair – There will be two 45 minute workshops for 10 people running through the night. Georgie will be doing a demo and then people will get to have a go using fresh flowers. Rather than having something to take away at the end, Georgie will be photographing everything and then making the results into a print!

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The goody bags are shaping up to contain an amazing selection of handmade items from our members. You may just get one of these hand painted necklaces from Rockcakes, or a DIY bracelet from Designosaur, among many other lovely goodies!

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There will also be a free limited I Like Cats poster print for those with advanced tickets.

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These edible cake toppers by Wicksteads will be in some goody bags and used at the party too.

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There will also be a Lush Cosmetics sample, sweets, magazines and discount codes in the goody bags. One of the discounts is from Just Daydreaming – an online shop promoting many local makers. Brighton Etsy team members can use code ‘iamlovely’ or ‘btnetsy’ to get 10% off their order – yay!

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There will also be a licensed bar, free cake, a live band and competitions to win some fantastic prizes throughout the night! It’s going to be a great evening and really is a highlight of the year for the team.

Taking place on 5th of June, the Etsy Craft Party is a global event, with everyone welcome to attend for some crafty fun!

You can read more about this event and what the craft parties are about here:
https://blog.etsy.com/uk/2015/03/27/etsy-craft-party-uk-2015/

Here’s a little video of last year’s party to give you an idea of what we got up to:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D3diDI_fEKU&list=LLl38PROE2jLYPEHMC44fOpw&index=5

Not got your ticket yet? Time is running out! Buy here. See you all Friday!

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