It’s a haven for handmade! A casa for craft! Got Craft? has gone bite sized for the Vancouver Mini Maker Faire with a specially curated section of the cutest, quirkiest and craftiest handmade goods you ever laid eyes on.
The toast of Vancouver’s indie craft scene, Got Craft? is a twist on your grandmother’s craft fair that aims to bring together a community that fosters handmade and DIY culture. Amongst the techies and tinker-ers at Maker Faire, the mini Got Craft? will feature a collection of 30 artists, crafters and foodies plus a DIY terrarium workshop hosted by Green with Envy (registration required).
Choose favourites? I could never. But here’s a sneak peek at just a few of the delights that await your visit…
Handcrafted cheese kits for making cheese at home (Make Cheese Inc.)
Hand-drawn colouring activities for kids (Draw me a Lion)
Charming handmade rings (Little Wren Designs)
Hand-drawn city maps (Forest and Waves)
Hand-stitched leather wallets (Hand and Sew)
Excited yet? I sure am. Be sure to keep your eye on the blog this week as we introduce you to some of the loveliest (and sweetest) Got Craft? vendors from this talented local roster. (Do you have your tickets yet?)
Roxypop | Firefly Notes | Make Cheese Inc. | Forest and Waves | Cowl & Company | Delish General Store | type B | District Dogs Design | Craftworks Society | Kohana Jewellery | Little Wren Designs | Hand and Sew | Sarah Mulder Art & Jewelry | Abeego | Raven’s Rest Studio | Draw Me a Lion | Element Botanicals | Frankenstrap | Blue Spoons Paper Products | Sassy Contessa | LanaBetty | Sasha Eillenna Jewelry | Locomotive Clothing | Queen Bee Luxuries | Endure Upcycled Designs | [in the oven] | Urge Chocolates | My Secret Cravings | Green with Envy
About Got Craft?
Got Craft? is Vancouver’s largest indie craft fair, growing strong since 2007 with annual shows in May and December and an average attendance of almost 6000 people. For more about Got Craft? check out our interview with Andrea, preview upcoming events on their website, follow their Facebook page and meet them at Maker Faire.
Come help create fun public art to promote Vancouver Mini Maker Faire!
We’re looking for those of you who knit or crochet to help make the following projects happen:
Yarn Bombing Art Bikes
Immediately, we have tall-bikes from our Art Bike Project to yarn bomb and decorate by April 25. These will be on display at our next fundraiser on April 28, and locked to prominent bike racks around the city after that.
Yarn Bomb Sculptures
This is going to be an ongoing project, but the first installation will be on Sunday, May 6, for Got Craft?. We’ll be installing crochet/knit covered plastic bottle sculptures to telephone poles etc. along Commercial Drive leading up to the Royal Canadian Legion where the event will be held.
We have had some yarn donated, but we are going to need much more! So, if you have any spare bits in your yarn stash, please consider using them for these projects. And start saving your plastic bottles and containers, or grab them from your neighbour’s recycling bins!
To sign up, or for more details, contact Christina Norberg at email@example.com.
Photo credit: Knitta Please
Andrea and Robert of Lotus Events, the lovely folks who put on the Got Craft? craft fair twice a year, have generously given us a table at the spring show this Sunday. We’ll be there all day with information about Vancouver Mini Maker Faire, some pin-back buttons for the lucky amongst you who grab ‘em quick, and the last batch of tickets priced at the early-bird special of $12.50 for full weekend admission. So come say hello and pick up tickets and swag!
Sunday, May 8th, 10am-5pm
Royal Canadian Legion
2205 Commercial Drive (@ E. 6th Ave.)