Saturday, November 15, 2008

Felt Club is Here!

Wow! I've been meaning to blog about this for a while and then suddenly here I am in LA getting ready to sell at Felt Club TOMORROW!
If you live anywhere near Los Angeles you better get your butt down to this event! Crafty Gal Extraordinaire, Jenny Ryan, pulls out all the stops and has put together and event that will blow you away. Where do I start...she has pulled together a group of 150 killer vendors from all over the country that will be selling their handmade goods (that includes myself and The Berkleys from PDX)...while you aren't shopping you can head upstairs to get crafty with Swap-o-Rama-Rama or attend one of the crafty workshops being offered by superstars like Jenny Hart (Sublime Stitching) and Kaari Meng (French General) . She has also recruited a few celebrity faces to add to the festivities - Charles Phoenix will act as MC, DJ Lance Rock (Yo Gabba Gabba) will be rocking the music and the fabulous Leslie Hall will be strutting her gold pants for the crowds. Word is that Leslie will also be selling some items from her line of handmade spandex dancewear (Hell Yeah!). Faythe Levine will also be there signing her new book and screening a 20 minute sneak peek of her Handmade Nation movie a few times during the day. If all that doesn't sell you then how about this...there will be MARGARITAS!
All the details are on the above flyer - check out the Felt Club website for vendors and other details.
Don't miss this! Hope to see you there!

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Museum of Contemporary Craft Event

I'm looking forward to being a part of a discussion group at Portland's Museum of Contemporary Craft tomorrow. The Kaffeeklatsch will be a casual round table discussion of the DIY movement in Portland that will include myself, fellow PDX Super Crafty member Susan Beal, Diane Gilleland of DIY Alert and Justin Hocking of the IPRC. Here's what the museum has to say about the event:

From craft fairs, sellers and zinesters to the independent music scene, bike activists and “foodies,” Portland has a reputation as an epicenter for Do-It-Yourself (DIY) culture. Join guests Susan Beal and Cathy Pitters (PDX Super Crafty) and Justin Hocking (executive director, Independent Publishing Resource Center) for a discussion on DIY, its connection to craft and the contemporary resurgence of all things independent.

Did I mention that there will be coffee? Please join us for thoughtful crafty discussion, coffee and a much needed election day distraction!
Tuesday, November 4th - Noon
The Lab at Museum of Contemporary Craft
724 NW Davis St.
Portland, OR 97209