It's an Etsy Craft Party!
We're pleased to be hosting Knoxville's Etsy Craft Party on Friday, June 5th from 6pm to 8pm! Last year's Etsy Craft Party was a lot of fun and we upcycled photographs into fresh works of art!
Note: This event will take the place of the previously scheduled meet-up on May 27th and a June meet-up.

This year's Etsy Craft Party theme is "Kaleidoscope: Paper Taking Shape". Partygoers will combine their favorite images with embellishments like ribbon, wool, strips of fabric, colored paper, magazine pages or even their child's artwork, to create a one-of-a-kind statement piece to display in their home.

Here's what you should bring to the Craft Party:
>2 photos of your choice, blown up and printed on 8 1/2" x 11" paper
> Paper weaving templates which you can find here.
> Scissors
> 4 small binder clips (I will have some to borrow, but not for everyone)
> Glue gun and glue sticks (I will have a few, but if you have some to share that is awesome!)
> Ribbon, yard, colored paper, fabric, magazines, etc.
> A snack and/or beverage to share. We'll have plenty of ice and a corkscrew handy!

Here's what you'll do at the Craft Party:
> Express your creativity by weaving together your favorite images
> Meet other local Etsy vendors and craft enthusiasts
> Have a lot of fun!

Here's how you can make this the best Craft Party ever:
> Tell your friends and family!
> Find sponsors for craft supplies, food and beverages! Click for sponsorship info.
> Come ready to take your crafting to the next level!

Share the fun and spread the word!

Share photos of your #craftparty with @etsy,
and check out other parties around the world at https://instagram.com/etsy
and https://instagram.com/knoxvillecreativehands
The Etsy Craft Party will be held at ALM Photo located at 16 Emory Road, Suite 300, Knoxville, TN 37917. Emory Place is in the area between Broadway and Central at the North end of Gay Street. The building is near St. John's Lutheran Church, across from Old Gray Cemetery. Both the door to enter the building and the parking lot are on King Street. Check out the map below.