#SFEtsy Meet & Make: Fiber Note Cards

I attended another SFEtsy group Meet & Make last night at the San Jose Museum of Quilting and Textiles.

This one was run by Armani Mondragón and our craft project was to make cute felt note cards. You take a plain note card and cut felt and decorative paper to size and shapes you want and then sew them together with thread or thin yarn. Super fun and simple enough for kids even.



I was deciding what to do with my cute note cards now that they are finished, and I thought they would make great decorative recipe cards. This project would be a great way to gift recipe cards to friends and family, for birthday gifts, shower gifts etc. I really liked the event and look forward to going to more of them!

SFEtsy Meet & Make – Victorian Hair Jewelry

Tonight I got to attend an Etsy Meet & Make run by the SFEtsy Group here in the Bay Area. I am a member of the group so when I heard about this workshop I was excited to go as it was my first one. This event was hosted at the San Jose Museum of Quilts & Textiles, in San Jose, CA.

We got to experiment with fiber yarn and make a small piece of jewelry in the style of old Victorian hair design. See example photo below from the event.

Here is my work in progress.



And here is the final result:



Not too bad for my first attempt. The fiber we used was similar to the thread you would buy to make those friendship bracelets I made tons of when I was younger. You pull the threads apart (6 per strand) and then flatten them out in groups of 6 and make the basket weave pattern. Cute idea for buttons!