Sunday, August 4, 2013

South Bay Etsy Meet & Make Fiber Salon: Felted Note Cards with Armani

Yet another successful Etsy Meet & Make at the San Jose Museum of Quilts and Textiles! On Friday, there was a crowd of crafty folks who came out to the Fiber Salon to make Felted Note Cards with SF Etsy's own Armani Mondragón of Retablos.
Two charming sample note cards by Armani -- the one in yellow was inspired by the current exhibit of New York Beauty Quilts at the museum.
 As with the other Fiber Salon events, all the materials were provided and the event was free! Check out the inspirational array of materials for participants to select from and use in their own cards. Felt, embroidery floss, beautiful papers...

Sparkly papers! Yay!
Volunteers Rossella and workshop leader Armani organize the materials while participants make their selections. Spotted there on the end: SF Etsy member Liz of Ionyka! She blogged about her beautiful cards here.

A variety of folks, young and old, male and female, came by to participate in the workshop. Several times during the evening, a hush fell over the room as everybody focused intently on their creative process. It was a magical moment, so many folks collected together to make something beautiful! I especially liked this card by Cindy:

 Here's the one that I made -- of course it has purple in it!

Felted note card by yours truly. And some of Armani's fabulous fiber art from Retablos in the background!
 Armani was an inspirational workshop leader, full of encouragement and smiles for everyone.  Here she is, making sure everything is in order!

Many thanks to Armani and to SF Etsy volunteer Rossella of Ross Lab for all their help in putting on another successful event in the Meet & Make series!

From left to right, the SF Etsy crew: Rossella of Ross Lab, workshop leader Armani of Retablos, and yours truly, Jen of Mama's Magic Studio
  Stay tuned for details about the September South Bay Etsy Meet & Make, which will once again be part of the South First Friday Art Walk -- a little bird told me that we'd be making a fun and eco-friendly back-to-school craft!

If you're an Etsy seller in the San Francisco Bay Area, contact Our Team Captain about joining SFEtsy!

No comments:

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...