Spring Handmade Cavalcade 2013 The Space at 50 N. 3rd, Brooklyn 10am-5pm Free admission The Handmade Cavalcade is a biannual Craft Fair In NYC, put together by the dedication and DIY drive of Etsy New York- local New York metro area Etsy Sellers. Come out and shop the unique handmade gifts of your local Etsy [...]
Pearl St. Plaza & Manhattan Bridge, Brooklyn 11am-6pm Free admission Hourly DIY workshops! 12:00-1:00 Kid-Friendly Shoemaking with Simple Shoemaking ($5) 1:00-2:00 Zodiac Embroidery with Miniature Rhino ($12) 2:00-3:00 Charm Necklace Making with Brooklyn Charm ($10) 3:00-4:00 Terrarium Building with Twig Terrariums ($16.50) 4:00-5:00 Funky Lap Loom Weaving with Textile Arts Center (FREE) 5:00-6:00 I
DIY Painted Leggings Etsy Labs (55 Washington St., Ste. 712, Brooklyn) 5-6:30pm or 6:30-8pm Free, RSVP required Now that spring is finally here, it’s time to shed your layers and show some leg — or at least some ankle. Etsy Seller Maresa Ponitch of Dusty Rose Vintage has gathered a stash of colorful, cotton, and [...]
Come Craft LaunchPad (721 Franklin Ave., Brooklyn) 8pm Pay-what-you-wish We hope you join us this Monday from 8-10pm at Launch Pad. A very wonderful person has recently donated so many crafts books and I hope people will look through them to find inspiration. Maybe together we can find something we want to do or learn. [...]
The Cre8tive Generations Craft Fair 372 Tompkins Ave., Brooklyn 4-10pm Free On March 31st various artisans, artists and crafters will gather in one space to showcase their handmade work for you to purchase. It is FREE entry to the public of course. Since the fair will be held on Easter Sunday there will be plenty [...]
Built In Brooklyn Craft Fair LaunchPad (721 Franklin Ave., Brooklyn) Noon-6pm Free admission Built in Brooklyn is a monthly craft fair series designed to provide Brooklyn-based artisans with an affordable venue to market their handmade craftworks and/or vintage items in a friendly, community setting. The event currently takes place at LaunchPad, a creative gathering place [...]
Women’s History Month Program: Natural Mosaic Workshop Morris-Jumel Mansion (65 Jumel Terrace, Manhattan) 1-2:30pm $10, registration required: 212.923.8008 Join award-winning artist Andrea Arroyo to create a three-dimensional seed mosaic using card-stock and everyday materials. Use one of the provided templates inspired by images in the Morris-Jumel Mansion, or develop your own creation in this fun [...]
Come Crafting: Book Covers LaunchPad (721 Franklin Ave., Brooklyn) 8pm Pay-what-you-wish On February 18th we will have a small overview and lesson in covering your books. This method makes your bookshelves seem more even, it’s free, and you can hide all your naughty bodice rippers and trashy murder mysteries from your nosy friends and elitist [...]
Tunisian Crochet with Dora Ohrenstein Lion Brand Yarn Studio (34 W. 15th St., Manhattan) 6-7pm Free, RSVP required Our good friend Dora Ohrenstein will be returning to the Studio to debut her latest book, The New Tunisian Crochet: Contemporary Designs from Time-Honored Traditions. This book explores the versatility of Tunisian crochet in creating beautiful and [...]
Thursday, February 7th: BUST Magazine’s Love & Sex Issue Release Party + Drink Specials, Snacks, Crafts & More
BUST Magazine’s Love & Sex Issue Release Party Bar Matchless (557 Manhattan Ave., Brooklyn) 9pm Free Our annual Love & Sex Issue has hit newsstands–so it’s only appropriate that we hit the dance floor to celebrate! FEATURING: – Deliciously Salty Snacks from Pretzel Crisps – DIY Sparkly Heart Brooch Workshop with Tatty Devine – Booty-Shakin’ [...]
English Paper Piecing Brooklyn Brainery (515 Court St., Brooklyn) 6:30-8pm or 8:30-10pm $18 in advance English Paper Piecing is a very easy, simple way to create intricate-looking fabric creations. Using die-cut hexagonal pieces of paper, scraps of fabric, and a needle & thread, we will whip-stitch away the time while our practice pieces grow. You’ll [...]
Design and Make Your Own Statement Necklace Online class Free, registration required Ever wander through your favorite boutique and wonder how jewelry designers make all those killer statement necklaces? With this class, you can save a few hundred dollars and get the satisfaction of saying you made it yourself. We’ll start with jewelry basics including… [...]
Make a Kerchief for Your Valentine BLDG 92 (63 Flushing Ave., Brooklyn) 1-4pm $15 in advance In honor of our new exhibit, Reflections on Rosie, and just in time for Valentine’s Day, join us at BLDG 92 for a marbling workshop with fashion designers, Eko-Lab. Marbling is a centuries-old design technique for producing one-of-a kind [...]
English Paper Piecing Brooklyn Brainery (515 Court St., Brooklyn) Offered 6-8pm & 8:30-10pm $18, registration required English Paper Piecing is a very easy, simple way to create intricate-looking fabric creations. Using die-cut hexagonal pieces of paper, scraps of fabric, and a needle & thread, we will whip-stitch away the time while our practice pieces grow. [...]
Maker’s Meetup Old Stone House (5th Ave. & 3rd St., Brooklyn) 4pm Free Join us for our inaugural Maker’s Meetup. Bring your current sewing/knitting project for a fun and festive 21st Century Crafts Circle. Light snacks provided. Click here for more free New York City events & things to do.
Holiday Craft Night Film Biz Recycling (540 President St., Brooklyn) 4-7pm $7-18 Make a terrarium, knit kit, sweater monster or a project of your own. Click here for more information. Click here for more cheap New York City events & things to do.
Traditional Ukrainian Christmas Tree Ornaments Workshop The Ukrainian Museum (222 East 6th St., Manhattan) 11am-1pm or 2-4pm $15 Make your own tree decorations the way they were made in the “old country” – with natural materials, and lots of symbolism and folklore. Participants in this workshop use beads, walnut shells, colored ribbons, and paper to [...]
Saturday, December 15th & Sunday, December 16th: The Degenerate Craft Fair 2012 + Free Beer & Goodie Totes
The 2012 Degenerate Craft Fair The Dumbo Loft (155 Water St., Brooklyn) Saturday: Noon-9pm Sunday: 11am-6pm Free admission A sort of anti-art fair, the Degenerate Craft Fair features over 50 artists, designers and their work. Just in time for holiday shopping, most of the items offered will cost less than $50. December 15th: 12pm-9pm Opening [...]
Still trying to figure out what you’re doing to do about holiday cards? Instead of heading to the store to purchase another generic batch, why don’t you get creative and create your own? It’s easier than you think. Join this class to learn how to make amazing DIY holiday cards that will be on the [...]
Wreath-Making Workshops Queens County Farm (73-50 Little Neck Parkway, Queens) 10am, noon & 2pm $20, registration required: 718.347.3276, ext. 301 Make a beautiful evergreen wreath at our enjoyable workshops. All materials provided, you only need to bring a garden shear. Click here for more cheap New York City events & things to do.
Etsy Holiday Shop 131 Greene St., Manhattan Noon-10pm on 11/29 10am-10pm all other days Free, register for classes here Click here for more free New York City events & things to do.
Hands-On: Block Printing Etsy Labs (55 Washington St., Suite 712, Brooklyn 5-6:30pm Free RSVP required The holidays are approaching and we have the perfect project to help wrap gifts in style. Join Leah Goren in the Brooklyn Etsy Labs for Hands-On: Block Printing and learn how to carve your own stamp and create repeat patterned [...]
Brooklyn Makers WORD (126 Franklin St., Brooklyn) 7pm Free Photographer Jennifer Causey will give a presentation on her book Brooklyn Makers, which documents thirty of the borough’s crafters. Several of the featured crafters will be on hand as well! Click here for more free New York City events & things to do.
Friday, October 26th-Sunday, October 28th: Syfy HalloweeNYC Fest with Free Food, Broadway Performances, Crafts & More
Syfy HalloweeNYC Fest 23rd St. between 5th Ave. & Broadway, Manhattan 11am-6pm daily Free Ghost Hunters Goodies Creepy things are a-cookin’ as the culinary team helps you create ghoulish goodies inspired by the hit show Ghost Hunters. Hot Set Hands-On Crafts Center Change it up with a new chilling Halloween craft each day. Decorate a [...]