Tuesday, March 30, 2010

American Craft Council Show - Fused Plastic Fabric Demonstration by Julie Meyer

When: Saturday, April 17 from 3:00-3:30 pm
Where: American Craft Council Show - St. Paul River Center - St. Paul, MN

Julie Meyer balances the role of wife and mother to 3 young children and her full time Etsy business -
www.JulieMeyer.etsy.com - from her home studio in Minneapolis.

Two years ago Julie stumbled upon Etsy - about the same time she lost her job in the economic down-turn. She was fascinated with the success many shops had through Etsy selling their handmade items. Through the forums and the Etsy blog, Julie absorbed everything she could from those successful shops before she opened her own. Now, everyday she is delighted that she is able to make and ship her items around the world and watch her business grow.

Julie has been sewing for over 20 years and loves making functional items with a flair. Lately, she has started hunting for vintage fabrics to sew up into new treasures.

Besides giving new use to vintage fabrics, Julie has also found an easy and fun way to reuse something you probably throw away every day. There are millions of plastic bags dumped into landfills each year. In her demonstrations, Julie will share the step-by-step process of fusing these plastic bags into a strong fabric that can be sewn into everyday items.