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We’re Crafty Bastards! See you in DC this Saturday!

Hoooray! It’s one of the funnest crafty road trips of the year for us, and we’re talking about hitting the highway for the amazing Crafty Bastards Arts & Crafts Fair this Saturday 10/1 in our nation’s capital, Washington DC.

We’re just tickled to be vendors this year once more in one of the best shows in the country. What what now? Check out the Crafty Bastards for tons of info to all of your questions. Synopsis from the Crafty Bastards website:

What is Crafty Bastards all about? Check out our official video from the 2010 fair!

Visit the online vendor gallery for a preview of the artists that will be selling their handmade goods this year. You can even connect with some of your favorites on Facebook or Twitter, make purchases from their online shops and cast a vote for the vendor you deem the Craftiest Bastard of 2011. Or, simply drool over the all the eye candy and while you compile your handmade shopping list.

Download the map and booth listings so you can take note if your favorite vendors are close by each other or if you’ll need to hustle to hit up your favorite folks before the crowds all rush in.

Click here to get more tips for planning your Crafty day of fun! And, be on the look out for the official Crafty Bastards Event Guide in this week’s Washington City Paper. Don’t miss it!

Keep up-to-date with the latest Crafty Bastards happenings on our blog, follow@CraftyBastards on Twitter, and join our email list by entering your email address in the box to the right. ——–>

Questions? Email craftybastards [at] washingtoncitypaper.com.

Important Details:

What: Crafty Bastards Arts & Crafts Fair , one of the biggest indie craft festivals in the country with over 150 vendors this year.

Where: Washington, DC at the Marie Reed Learning Center at 18th & California in the Adam’s Morgan neighborhood.  Google Maps

 

  • We’re booth number 155, on the outer tennis courts on the corner.

When: Saturday 10/1 /11. ONE DAY ONLY!

Cost: Crafty Bastards is FREE to attend! Silly.

Here’s a map  (click the image to see a larger version) of the festival grounds at the Marie Reed Learning Center in the Adam’s Morgan section of DC, at 18th & California:

Click to see the full size version of this map. strawberryluna, booth 155!

Click here to see the complete vendor & map list.

Can’t wait to see you on Saturday DC!

Handmade Nation movie screenings & release

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DIY art and culture lives, thrives and has been gaining a massive resurgence in the past decade. The growth of hand crafted work, arts and crafts that could easily have been made by machines and digital media, but wasn’t, by choice of the artists, is astonishing and rad.

One artist, director, craft show creator (Art vs. Craft), retail craft store co-owner (Paper Boat) and all around superwoman of DIY, Faythe Levine also undertook the writing of a book and making an extraordinary documentary film about this movement beginning in 2006. The film is called Handmade Nation and is just beginning to screen all around the country, and the newly released book is called Handmade Nation The Rise of DIY, Art, Craft, and Design. Both authors Faythe Levine and Cortney Heimerl are touring the US and abroad with their film screenings and talking to folks about the passions and work of folks who make art and crafts with their hands. Both the film & the book have been highly anticpated for 2 years and counting. I can’t wait to see the film and have the book in my wishlist, ready to come home any minute now.

For screenings, or to book a screening (they welcome the inquiries) check out the Handmade Nation website and/or the Handmade Nation blog. The Handmade Nation book is available here, and for more photos, visit the Handmade Nation flickr page. 

Awesome Blossom!
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Come join us at The Handmade Arcade!

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Awww yeah! It’s The Handmade Arcade time again! What is The Handmade Arcade you ask? Silly goose. It’s Pittsburgh’s largest and best independent handmade crafts show. AKA Freaking Awesome. Crafters and artists from all over the country and even a few international peeps will be there selling all handmade, high-quality awesomeness. There are over 85 vendors – check out the list here - participaing in this year’s Handmade Arcade. That’s a ton, right? 

This event is extremely popular and well attended, last year over 7,000 people came to look, shop and be stoked! So don’t be a goofus and miss out, OK? 

We’ll be there! All posters will be $20! Yep, that’s right! That means a savings of $5-$80 on posters. That’s HUGE. We also have several new tshirt designs ready to go home with you that are not yet available on my website, (though check my Etsy store!) new art prints and lots of goodies as well as posters and prints. Please come say hello and introduce yourselves! I promise, we are more shy than you are. Honest Abe we are.

See yinz there!

What: Handmade Arcade, Pittsburgh’s own HUGE indie craft fair. 

Where: The Hunt Armory at 324 Emerson St. in the Shadyside section of Pittsburgh, PA. 

When: Saturday & Sunday November 8th & 9th, 2008 from 11-7pm Sunday and 11-5pm Sunday.

Why: For awesomeness. Psssshht. Don’t be shy, say “Hi” OK?!

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