It feels like summer has come to an abrupt end here in Vancouver – our long sunny October has morphed into rainy, dark days and there seems to be a Halloween costume pop-up shop on every corner. Now that the leaves on the trees are turning vivid colors and dropping to the ground, true winter doesn’t seem that far away – especially since receiving this: The Got Craft Holiday 2012 Look Book.
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Beautiful, isn’t it?
I am excited to be participating in Got Craft? for the first time this year. Andrea and Rob, who curate the event, have added a number of DIY workshops this time. As part of this line-up, I will be providing drop-in embroidery lessons from 10-noon each morning (December 8 & 9, 2012 at the Croatian Cultural Centre in Vancouver). Drop by my table and make something with me. I’ll also be selling my books and signing copies later on each day.
DIY Table Project at this year's Got Craft? by Spool of Thread
Looking for something to do in the Lower Mainland this weekend? Do not miss Got Craft? one of my favourite local design and craft shows!
Sunday, May 8, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
the Royal Canadian Legion
2205 Commercial Drive in Vancouver.
Admission is $3.00.
Please note that the fair is located on the 2nd floor with no wheelchair access.
Got Craft? features over 55 designers from across the Lower Mainland, Whistler, Victoria and Winnipeg selling handmade goods such as handbags, ceramics, stationary, silk-screened clothing, plush toys, body products. The event will also feature a demo and free crafting session taught by the amazing team of Henry and Lili of Spool of Thread sewing lounge (Full disclosure: their beautiful store will be the site of my next book launch).
What other details do I need to convince you? Vancouverites, go out and support your local D-I-Y community. Organizers Andrea, Rob, and Kim are huge advocates for the local craft and design community. Show up, buy some swanky goods, and let them know that you agree that indie matters!