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!





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


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!



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.



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.


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!


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!




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



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:

Here’s a little video of last year’s party to give you an idea of what we got up to:

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


One Comment Add yours

  1. Georgie says:

    Can’t wait!! It all looks amazing xx

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