Etsy Craft Party 2016

It was a day all of us at the Etsy Craftvist SG team were looking forward to.  Yeah, none other than our Etsy Craft Party 2016!  For those who are new to Etsy, the Etsy Craft Party is an annual celebration that sees people around Singapore and the world come together to explore their favourite creative pursuits and learn from fellow crafters.  2016 marks the seventh annual Craft Party celebration and the fourth event Etsy Craftivist SG has hosted in Singapore since 2013.

The Etsy Craft Party 2016 was organised by Simply For Love, an Etsy store specialising in bespoke felt creations.  Other local businesses such as The Cotton Shoppe, Beary Naise, Petitlicious, Trinkets Etcetera, Vintage Fabric in SG and Aklili also came together to organise the event.

This year, we are proud to work with The Art Faculty by Pathlight at The Enabling Village, who has gladly agreed to be our event sponsor.  This makes our Etsy Craft Party even more meaningful, as we are not only having fun crafting with participants, but also contributing to a good cause to promote the artistic talents of autistic children.

The theme for the this year’s Etsy Craft Party is “Print by Hand”. Some activities our team had put together include stations for gelli painting, screen printing and batik painting.  There was also a station for children to come together to create a community mural using paints and rolling pins.

What did our team do to get the venue all ready for the Etsy Craft Party?  Check out these behind the scenes photos!  It’s all about team work!

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Hanging up buntings at the entrance to welcome participants

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Setting up the photography booth

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Decorating the venue with pretty paper flowers

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Buntings are up!

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Everyone has a part to play in getting the venue ready!

Participants started streaming in at 3.30pm.  We saw a diverse group of participants ranging from families and friends to couples and more.  This is what our team hopes to achieve through the Etsy Craft Party, to allow people from all walks of life to bond together through crafting!  This is where all the fun begins, to learn and craft together as a community!

These are the highlights of the day:

Gelli Painting

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Gelli Painting station

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Participant getting her hands dirty with gelli painting

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Completed gelli painting artwork

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Participant stamping on her gelli block

Screen Printing

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Screen printing station

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Participant trying her hands in screen printing

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Participant working hard at the screen printing station

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The screen printing station is one of the hot favourites among participants!

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Participants having fun with screen printing

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Our little participant with her screen printing creation!

Batik Painting

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Batik painting station

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Participants creating beautiful artworks using batik painting

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Closeup of batik painted cat

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A beautiful work of art with batik painting

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Participant proudly displaying her completed batik painting

Rolling Pin Painting

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Rolling pin painting station

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These rolling pins are ready to go!

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Boy trying out his rolling pin activity

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Girl having fun at the rolling pin painting station

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Participants, both young and old coming together to paint using roller pins

Besides these awesome crafting activities, the first 50 participants who signed up also went home with an attractive goody bag consisting of freebies and vouchers sponsored by local crafters.  And not forgetting a lucky draw at the end of the party where five lucky participants walked away with prizes of over a $100 each, all contributed by our warm-hearted crafters!  Thank you all for your contribution and congratulations to all the winners!

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Check out these goody bags, courtesy of our crafters

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Five lucky draw prizes are up for grabs!

This year, we saw a huge turnout of over 80 participants even though it was the busy Ramadan period.  Thank you all for making the effort to come by!  It wouldn’t be a huge success without your participation! For more information on what our Etsy Craftivist SG team is up to, follow us on our Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/groups/etsycraftivistsg/ or Instagram at https://www.instagram.com/etsycraftivistsg/.

See you all at the Etsy Craft Party 2017! 

Summary
Event
Etsy Craft Party 2016
Location
The Art Faculty by Pathlight, 20 Lengkok Bahru,#01-07,Singapore159053
Starting on
06/18/2016
Ending on
06/18/2016

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