Saturday, October 6, 2012

EGST Craft Party 2012 - Athens, Greece



Περάσαμε μια πολύ όμορφη μέρα με πολλά σεμινάρια:
η AntigoniCreations μας έμαθε να φτιάχνουμε λουλουδάκια απο ύφασμα, η Creationsbyeve χρησιμοποιήσε νήμα απο T-shirt για να φτιάξουμε κοσμήματα οπώς βραχιολάκια, η WiremyTree μας έδειξε πως να φτιάχνουμε νερόμπομπες και καπελάκια με την τεχνική του origami, μαθαμε να κάνουμε decoupage με πολύχρωμες χαρτοπετσέτες απο τη LilaDiam, φτιάξαμε μαζί με την BlackRedDots πανέμορφα μίνι καπελάκια/fascinators, μαθαμε απο την Anta το kumihimo braiding εναν τρόπο για να δημιουργούμε πλεκτά κορδόνια και τέλος είδαμε μια πολύ ωραία παρουσίαση από την ErganiWeaving του πως μετατρέπουμε το ακατέργαστο μαλλί σε νήμα με τον κλωστικό τροχό! Στο χώρo υπήρχε μια ραπτομηχανή στην οποία πολλοί έκαναν τα πρώτα τους βήματα με την βοήθεια της έμπειρης Animadesign.

Το πάρτυ ξεκίνησε με πολλά μέλη μας να φτιάχνουν ζωντανά τις δημιουργίες τους δείχνοντας ο καθένας τον τρόπο που δουλεύουν αλλά και τα υλικά και εργαλεία που χρησιμοποιούν. Οι δημιουργίες τους αυτές μπήκαν στην συνέχεια στη κλήρωση για να μοιραστούν στο κοινό.

Συνολικά μαζέψαμε 80 δώρα απο τα μέλη της ομάδας τα οποία δόθηκαν με λαχνούς στον κόσμο που ήρθε να παρακολουθήσει, ενα πολύ ζωηρό πλήθος από 150 άτομα όλων των ηλικιών. Είδαμε μικρά παιδάκια που έπαιζαν με τα μπαλόνια ενώ οι μαμάδες τους μάθαιναν νέους τρόπους δημιουργίας, νέες και μεγαλύτερης ηλικίας γυναίκες έτοιμες να φτιάξουν με τα χέρια τους κάτι καινούργιο και εναν γενναίο κύριο που κάθησε στη ραπτομηχανή για πρώτη φορά!

Ευχαριστούμε πολύ και το σταθμό 9.84 και την εκπομπή της Μαρίας Παύλου "Δια Χειρός" για την διαφήμιση και στήριξη της εκδήλωσης!

Χαρήκαμε πολύ που βρεθήκαμε όλοι μαζί, περιμένουμε με ανυπομονησία την επόμενη συνάντηση!
Μπορείτε να δείτε περισσότερες φωτογραφίες εδώ! απο τα μέλη της Ελληνικής ομάδας του Έτσυ.

We had a great day filled with workshops:
we learned how to make flowers using fabric, needle and thread from Antigonicreations, CreationsbyEve showed us how to make yarn from a T-shirt, recycling clothes we no longer wear and used it to make cute bracelets and other jewelry, WiremyTree showed us how to make water balloons and paper hats using the origami folding technique, we learned how to decoupage objects using colorful napkins from LilaDiam, we made super cute mini hats/fascinators with the instructions and help of BlackredDots, we were shown the kumihimo braiding technique which creates colorful braided cords from Anta and saw a wonderful presentation from ErganiWeaving on turning raw wool into spinning fiber with the use of a spinning wheel. We had a sewing machine where a lot of people made their first attempts with the help of Animadesign, an experienced member of the team.

The party started with our members creating live, showcasing the way they work as well as the tools and materials they use.Their creations were entered in the lottery, to be given away to the people attending the party.

We collected 80 presents from our team members which were given away using raffle tickets to the people attending, a very lively crowd of 150 people of all ages. There were small children playing with balloons while their moms learned new ways of creating things, older and younger women ready to create using imagination and their hands and a very brave man who sat at the sewing machine for the first time!

We want to thank Athens radio station 9.84 for their publicity and support of this event! 

It was great seeing you all there, lots of smiling faces and working hands, people happy to talk, learn and have fun! We can't wait for the next time!
You can see more photos here! from the members of the Etsy Greek Street Team

25 comments:

  1. So jealous I was not there! You guys rock! To the next party then!!!

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  2. Me too! I wish I was there with you! It seems you had so much fun! :)

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  3. we had a great time and can't wait for the next one!

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  4. Wish I was there too!
    Congratulations to all who worked for this party!

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  5. These photos are awesome!
    Wish we were there.
    Congrats to all!

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  6. It looks like you girls had a great time -as usual!
    I hope to catch the next one!

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  7. We had a blast, it was so great seeing everybody!!
    waiting anxiously for the next meetup :-)

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  8. Wish I was there too!
    Congratulations to all who worked for this party!

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  9. It was fantastic!!!
    I'm so happy i had the chance to meet such amazing artists and to participate at the event!!
    Can't wait for the next one!!


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  10. We had a great time!! Can not wait for the next one!! :)

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  11. We had the BEST time!! I'm so so happy to have finally met everyone in person and to interact with people while creating in front of them! It was the first Craft Party I ever attended.. and it's gonna be a hard one to top!! ;-D

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  12. We had so much fun!!! (as you can see in the pic)
    I can't wait for the next one! :)

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  13. Looks like so much fun! I hope you ladies (and gents) get to organize many many more fabulous craft events like this one.
    Thank you for sharing :)

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  14. The craft party was amazing!!! so much fun!!!

    give more... :)

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  15. It seems that you had such a wonderful time at the craft party!!! Wish I was there as well, hopefully I will be able to join in a next event!

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  16. I was a great success...!!! and so much fun :)
    well done etsyGreekstreetteam ♥

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  17. Wonderful craft party!Looking forward to the next one!

    craftysou

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  18. I am jealous ..So sad that I missed it

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  19. Amazing workshops, amazing teachers! The atmosphere was really creative and crafty! Congrats to our team and everyone involved to make it happen :)

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  20. like like like

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  21. It seems that it was a wonderful party and you had a great time!! So bad i couldn't be there cause i work on Sunday!! Congratulations to you all!!

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Thank you for your lovely words ♡

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