The holidays are upon us and those of us who have not been making stuff will have to buy handmade this year. Read through our list of books, fairs and sales and get started. Chanukah comes early this year.
Here are some of the brilliant books that SNatch Editors have authored and would make fantastic holiday gifts:
Bead Simple by Susan Beal
Pin Up Grrls by Maria Buszek
Craftivity by Tsia Carson
Knit Knit by Sabrina Gschwandtner
Sublime Stitching by Jenny Hart
Subversive Cross Stitch by Julie Jackson
The Craftster Guide by Leah Kramer
The New Crewel by Katherine Shaughnessy
Working for the Man by Jeffrey Yamaguchi
Meet all our editors. Buy the stuff they make.
Here is our running list of holiday sales (We know we already missed some!). To let me know about what is going on in your area email hello AT supernaturale DOT com and I will post it up.
Marimello | Marie Rounsavell
Marimello has put together a craft sale to benefit charities to help victims of the recent wildfires in southern CA.
Smockshop was created by artist Andrea Zittel. A smock is a simple double wraparound garment designed by Andrea Zittel. Each garment is one of a kind, and is sewn by an artist who reinterprets the original design based on their individual skill sets, tastes and interests. The smockshop generates income for artists who’s work is either non-commercial, or not yet self sustaining.
Saturday December 15 11-4pm
633 North Almont Drive
Los Angeles CA 90069
Sunday December 16 11-4pm
747 North Avenue 50
Los Angeles CA 90042
ReadyMade Winter Ball and Indie Craft Fair
Thursday Dec. 6th, 6:30-11pm
The Verdi Club, 2424 Mariposa St., San Francisco, CA
Holiday Craft Craze hosted by Pleasanton Craft Mafia
Dec. 15/16, noon-4pm
1152 Crellin Rd., Pleasanton, CA
Even More Bazaar Holiday Show hosted by Million Fishes
Saturday, December 1st, 2 pm - 11 pm (Art show opening in the evening, with DJ's & bar)
Sunday, December 2nd, 12 pm - 5 pm
Million Fishes gallery, 2501 Bryant St, SF, CA
Stockings and Stilettos hosted by Appel & Frank
Thurs, Dec. 6th, 5:00-9:00pm
The Regency Center, Sutter Room, 1270 Sutter St, SF, CA
Holiday Hit List, San Diego
The North Park Craft Mafia is so very excited to be hosting our very first event! The Holiday Hit List will be held on Saturday, December 8, at the Bar Pink Elephant in North Park, San Diego. It promises to be the most fantastic shopping extravaganza; a modern twist of the average craft fair.
Renegade Craft Fair
The 2nd Annual Renegade Craft Fair Holiday Sale is almost here! The event will take place December 8 + 9 at Pulaski Park Auditorium at 1419 W. Blackhawk in Chicago. We will have 100 vendors in 3 rooms, plus food and music! http://www.renegadecraft.com/holiday/index.html
Crafted Market http://www.craftedmarket.com/
Feel | Erin Kaleel
Beautiful handmade woven felt rugs, handbags and pillows. 25% discount on any Handbag or Pillow. www.trunkt.org/feeldesign
One fun craft show…
Sunday December 9, 2007
The Cyclorama (Boston Center for the Arts)
539 Tremont St in the South End of Boston
12:00 pm to 6:00 pm
St. Louis, MO, December 8-9, 2007 - The Rock N Roll Craft Show’s fourth annual weekend-long event will be this winter at the Mad Art Gallery in the historic Soulard neighborhood. Rock N Roll Craft Show 4—Holiday Extravaganza will feature over 80 crafters as well as more than 12 local bands, and will once again prove to be this city’s hottest art event!
New York (New York City)
Greenjeans| Shoe Mine | Rare Device/Sodafine
Thursday, November 29, from 6-9 pm for a Wish List Party!
While you're here, jot down the items you hope to receive as a gift. We'll keep your wish list on file so when your loved ones come in to shop for you they can be confident they're purchasing exactly what you want. GJ is offering 10% off most items during the party. http://www.greenjeansbrooklyn.com/
449 Seventh Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11215
Callieco | Callie Janoff
(Craftivity Contriubutor and SNatch Editor)
Beautiful handmade bags. Take a preview or pre-purchase:
Saturday December 1, 1-6pm
40 West 22nd Street, 12th Floor
The Wild Unknown | Kim Krans
Calendars and cards. Please visit my online store at
www.thewildunknown.com and do a little holiday shopping. the new 2008 calendars are here!
ON SATURDAY, DECEMBER 15 IN WILLIAMSBURG:
gift on grand @ secret project robot
210 kent street at metropolitan
11am - 7pm
ON SUNDAY, DECEMBER 16 IN MANHATTAN:
holiday craft sale @ divine studio
21 east 4th street at lafayette
KleinReid's Holiday Sample Sale
Saturday December 8th & 15th, Noon to 5pm
51-02 21st St. 7th floor, Long Island CIty, NY 11101
Corner of Borden Ave / 2 blocks from PS1
painted hands and mesh jewelry
398 van brunt street
december 1st & 2nd~saturday and sunday, 11:00 to 4:00
She-Weld is opening its newly renovated blacksmithing studio for the holidays for a unique shopping experience.
November 29- December 23; Thursdays-Sundays
151 Van Dyke Street, between Van Brunt and Conover,
Red Hook, Brooklyn. Phone: 917-482-4721
With over 200 vendors, DJs, dancing, food, and drinks, we can’t wait to see you at the best shop n’ party around! We are especially excited to announce that Amy Sedaris will be participating as a vendor, signing her book, I Like You: Hospitality Under the Influence, and selling some of her handmade goods!!!
Saturday, December 8, 2007 from 10 am to 8 pm
The Metropolitan Pavilion in New York City, 125 West 18th Street.
Crafty wonderland- Sunday December 16th
The Urban Street Bazaar will be at Dallas Market Hall on Sat. Dec. 1st from 11am-9pm with live music, demos, and fashion shows.
Deck The Halls will be at the Sons of Hermann Hall in Deep Ellum on Sun., Dec. 2nd from 11am-9pm, hosted by the Texas Tarts and Armhole
A local elementary school has a successful craft fair every year called Winter Art Fair at Alex Sanger Elementaryon Saturday, Dec. 8th at 8310 San Leandro Drive, Dallas, TX 75218 from 10am-8pm.
I Heart Rummage - Sunday December 16th
Art vs Craft Dec 8 http://artvscraft.com/