Check out our awesome pre-trunk show pics!

October 28th, 2007 by sweetyprize

That’s where you can find lots of awesomeness for the coming Etsy Fiber Arts Street Team’s trunk show Nov. 16, online festivities, team-wide sale and massive celebration of all things yarn and fiber art.

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Stock up on handmade fiber arts products such as yarns, knitting, crochet and more! A major sale of dozens of online crafters to celebrate the holidays!The focus is Fiber!

November can keep you warm with a team of independent crafters and artisans who are rocking all things fiber art this month.The Etsy Fiber Arts Street Team is having a team-wide sale to celebrate a trunk show (6-8 p.m. Friday, Nov. 16 at Etsylabs in Brooklyn.

The sale starts Nov. 1 and will go through 11:59 p.m. Nov. 16. Dozens of online shops will be offering sales, to help celebrate.Make the month of November the time to snuggle up with handmade goods bought from Etsy fiber artists. Crocheted scarves, knitted mittens, handpainted yarns, soft roving, luxurious woven fabrics, needlefelted jewelry and on and on. Look for unique, handmade items that escape the mainstream! November is a celebration of all things fiber!Let fiber keep you warm during the Etsy Fiber Art Street Team sale, trunk show, online events … and all year round!

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Etsy FAST trunk show is Nov 16, lots of month-long events to celebrate

October 23rd, 2007 by sweetyprize

Stock up on handmade fiber arts products such as yarns, knitting, crochet and more! A major sale of dozens of online crafters to celebrate the holidays!

The focus is Fiber! November can keep you warm with a team of independent crafters and artisans who are rocking all things fiber art this month.

The Etsy Fiber Arts Street Team is having a team-wide sale to celebrate a trunk show (6-8 p.m. Friday, Nov. 16 at Etsylabs in Brooklyn. The sale starts Nov. 1 and will go through 11:59 p.m. Nov. 16. Dozens of online shops will be offering sales, to help celebrate.

Make the month of November the time to snuggle up with handmade goods bought from Etsy fiber artists. Crocheted scarves, knitted mittens, handpainted yarns, soft roving, luxurious woven fabrics, needlefelted jewelry and on and on. Look for unique, handmade items that escape the mainstream! November is a celebration of all things fiber!

Let fiber keep you warm during the Etsy Fiber Art Street Team sale, trunk show, online events … and all year round!

Who: The fabulous independent spinners, knitters, crocheters, weavers, felters, and fiber artists of Etsy.com, your place to buy handmade!

What: A giant event, online and in person, celebrating all things handmade and fiber!When: Sale in online shops from Nov. 1 – Nov. 16. Trunk show date is Nov. 16, online and at Etsy Labs 6 – 8 p.m. EST.

Where: Etsy Labs, 325 Gold Street, 6th Floor, Brooklyn NY 11201 , and also online at www.etsy.com and www.etsyfast.com

Why: Warm up your November with our great fiber artists! Great sales on items for the holidays, supplies, and more! Interact with our members, learning more about these products and techniques! Buy handmade.

How: RSVP at labs [!at] etsy.com, check www.etsyfast.com for more info, and be sure to visit us during our sale and show Nov. 16!

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There’s some Autumn in the air

September 17th, 2007 by lisabeedesigns

According to my local news this may not be so in the rest of the country, but the DC area seems to have finally left summer behind. Now, this means we’re having 75 degree days with no humidity, but after August in the Capitol region that feels almost winterlike!

I love having the chance to keep my windows open all the time, even if that means my toes have gotten a little cold in the evenings. I am NOT complaining about this, since it means it’s time to pull out my hand knit socks. Hooray!
The great thing about socks is that they’re relatively fast knits, and, for the budget minded among us, it’s nice to only have to buy one skein for a project. The real problem, though, is having to choose which skein to buy.
MySmallWonders has a terrific selection of hand painted sock yarns. It took me a while to pick out which yarn to show here, as I kept “squeeing” over each new selection. I finally decided upon “Tangy”. If you’re not feeling particularly tangy, check out her store, as she’s got hand painted superwash wool/nylon blend yarns in a variety of different flavors.
If you’re in a mood for yarn with more exotic twist, try BethBrown’s shop, where she offers a superwash merino/nylon/bamboo mix, as well as a superwash merino and tencel blend. The bamboo, she notes, wicks water away and keeps feet not too warm (perfect for the early fall, right?)

Shown is Roses are Red, a merino/tencel blend.

Etsyfast also has a number of spinners in its ranks. Merlinthecat offers a few skeins of handspun sock yarn in mohair, alpaca or llama. Other handspun sock yarns are offered by Naturallyspun, shunklies, Whimzypinzy, angorayarn and myristica.

Be sure to check out FearlessFiber‘s shop. In addition to a variety of sock patterns, they offer cedar sock blockers for when you’re finished knitting up those toe-sty masterpieces. The sock shown is the Tri-color slip stitch pattern.
You can find these items and more by searching http://etsy.com/ for the tags etsyfast and sock.
Happy fall and happy shopping!

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