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HO L IDAY EDI TION 2013


The idea for Got Craft? started at the end of 2006 after I participated in my first craft fair at a local community centre. Seven years and 15 shows later (including 1 in the UK), we strive to stay true to our vision by curating an indie-craft marketplace that now features 75 handmade vendors, hands on workshops, and food carts. As with each event, we do our best to make each fair as awesome as can be and this December is no exception! With the introduction of 25% new vendors at the upcoming event, we’ll also have new workshops including hand lettering with BIG TOP Sign Arts, and new exclusive swag bags. Over the past few weeks (22 to be exact), we have been working hard behind the scenes on a few projects including a new brick and mortar space called London Fields Shoppe opening this December! After weeks of negotiations and renovations, saying that this was a long process, would be an understatement, but we couldn’t be more proud (and mildly overwhelmed!). Click here for more details! As we begin preparing for one of our most exciting adventures yet, we want to thank all of our vendors (past and present), sponsors, workshop facilitators, volunteers, and of course, to each one of our attendees and followers. Your vision, creativity, and enthusiasm are more than we can ever ask for and we look forward to sharing this journey with you. Stay tuned and see you there! Andrea + Robert


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Workshops 10:00am to 5:00pm DIY with Spool of Thread Sewing Lounge 10:00am to 12:00pm Beginner hand lettering with BIG TOP Sign Arts (advance registration required / additional cost)

Saturday, December 14th 10:00am to 8:00pm Sunday, December 15th, 2013 10:00am to 5:00pm Maritime Labour Centre 1880 Triumph Street, Vancouver $3.00 at the door (kids 10 and under get in free) For more information: http://gotcraft.com info@gotcraft.com Find us: Facebook | Twitter | Instagram | Blog

3:00pm to 5:00pm Letterpress with District Dogs Design (advance registration required / additional cost) Saturday 12:30pm to 2:30pm Needle-felted ornaments with DIY or DIE Sunday 12:30pm to 2:30pm Braided bead bracelet with Bead Freaks

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Be one of the first 50 people through the door for a FREE** North American made heavy-duty cotton canvas SWAG BAG including goodies from our vendors and sponsors! Each limited edition bag was designed specifically for us by The Beautiful Project and hand printed by Locomotive Clothing.

WIN up to $300 GOT CRAFT? Dollars* to be spent at the show compliments of Square, the official payment processor of the event. Follow us on Facebook for more information about how to enter!

EAT from one of the food carts featuring Taser Grilled Cheese, Serious Sausage, Varinicey Pakoras, and The Pie Shoppe.

Four DIY workshops to choose from this year hosted by Spool of Thread Sewing Lounge, DIY or Die, Big Top Sign Arts, and District Dogs Design.

Support locally made products by SHOPPING from over 75 handmade crafters making a wide variety of goods including clothing, homewares, artisan food, ceramics, jewelry, paper goods, and more. *GOT CRAFT? Dollars must be used at the Got Craft? 2013 holiday show. Available to paid attendees only. **Available to paid attendees only.


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LONDON FIELDS SHOPPE Taking inspiration from Got Craft? and our time living in the United Kingdom, London Fields Shoppe Pop-Up will open at 692 East Hastings, Vancouver from December 12-23 followed by a permanent brick-andmortar space in 2014. Evoking memories of British cake stalls and handmade markets, London Fields Shoppe was created and named after the area where our favourite market, Broadway Market, takes place in London, UK. Specializing in an eclectic mix of curated goods, London Fields Shoppe will carry a selection of homewares, paper goods, small accessories, and more. With an emphasis on handmade, we will be sharing some of the goods and vintage items that we find during our travels and serve them alongside coffee and British style cake. If you have a love for quality goods and proper cake and coffee, make sure to stop by and say hello!

692 East Hastings Street, Vancouver Between Heatley & Princess December 12 – 15 12 – 5pm December 16 – 23 11 – 7pm The Pop-Up will close for full renovations during the winter and will reopen permanently in 2014 * cake and coffee service to begin in 2014

http://londonfieldsshoppe.com hello@londonfieldsshoppe.com Twitter | Facebook | Instagram


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DESIGN FOR COMMUNICATION.

Samantha Wagner is a freelance graphic designer and illustrator specializing in editorial design for magazines, lookbooks, annual reports and more.

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LOVE MY LOCAL


BAKE SALE BAKING CO.


BON AMI BAKERY


GRANOLA GIRL

[IN THE OVEN]

Granola Girl photo by [stu-di-o] by jeanie

MY CHOCOLATE TREE


ABEEGO DESIGNS


RECIPE BY JEANNETTE ORDAS


This is my idea of a perfect, unfussy, everyday cake. Baked in a cast iron pan lends a rustic charm to this hasty cake, but it also gives the sides & bottom of the cake a crispy/chewy crust keeping the interior soft & moist. Keep in mind that the texture here isn’t your standard cake — it’s more dense & chewy like a blondie. Serving with vanilla ice cream may be optional, but I highly recommend it.

3. In a medium bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder, ginger and salt. 4. Blend the butter and sugar together in a mixer until the mixture resembles wet sand. Add in the vanilla and egg and blend until fluffy. Scrape down the bowl as needed. Turn down the mixer to a low speed and add in the flour, stirring until just blended. The batter will be stiff. Using a rubber spatula, slowly fold in the diced apples, cranberries and half of the walnuts. Dump the

OZARK PUDDING CAKE (Adapted from the cookbook Vintage Cakes)

batter into the prepared skillet and spread it out into an even layer. Slice the other apple into thin slices, removing the core, and arrange the slices on top of the batter.

2 tart apples 1 cup all-purpose flour 1 tsp baking powder 1 tsp ground ginger 1/4 tsp kosher salt 4 tbsp unsalted butter, at room temperature 1 cup sugar 1 egg, at room temperature 1 tsp pure vanilla extract 1/2 cup dried cranberries (optional) 1/2 cup walnuts, roughly chopped 1 tsp raw sugar for sprinkling

Sprinkle with the remaining nuts and raw sugar over top. 5. Place the skillet in the middle of the oven and bake until the cake is golden in color and the center springs back when lightly touched, 38 to 40 minutes. (The heat from the pan will continue to bake the cake after it is removed from the oven, so take care to remove it when it is just barely done). Serve warm from the skillet with a scoop of vanilla ice cream. 6. This cake is best the day it is baked. Well covered, it keeps in the skillet for up to 2 days at room temperature.

vanilla ice cream, for serving (optional but exceptional) 1. Center an oven rack and preheat the oven to 350ºF.

When Jeannette Ordas isn’t drawing cute creatures for her line of greeting cards, The Beautiful Project, she

2. Dice one apple and set aside. Butter a 10-inch cast iron skillet and set aside.

spends her time in the kitchen baking stuff and cooking up a storm. She shares her stories and recipes on the blog Everybody Likes Sandwiches.


MELLIFERA BEES


KARLA’S SPECIALTEAS


Wendy Boys Chocolates Inc photo by Dish Out and Dig In; The Candid Confectioner by Julie-Anne Cassidy

THE SALT DISPENSARY

WENDY BOYS CHOCOLATES INC


THE CANDID CONFECTIONER


STRATHCONA 1890 URBAN SEED COLLECTIONS

THE PIE SHOPPE


Make Cheese Inc photo by [stu-di-o] by jeanie

MAKE CHEESE INC


FAIT POUR TOI


HONEY CANADA


Photo by [stu-di-o] by jeanie


WITH THISTLE TOWN TOYS After moving to Vancouver from the Island, Claire Schagerl first joined Got Craft? in 2009. Over the last 4 years, we watched her line of Thistle Town Toys grow and evolve into what it has become today. We dropped by her studio in Strathcona to find out more about the creativity behind her plush toys and of course, to meet the legendary Mister Mew. Tell us a bit about yourself! Why did you start making? I’m really, really fortunate to have grown up in a creative household where ‘making’ went hand in hand with the day to day. I grew up sewing (and knitting, and weaving, and dyeing wool with walnuts, but those are whole other stories) and, maybe because it was such a part of my everyday, I didn’t really think of it as anything special to know how to do. I spent my high school years making zines and comics and immersing myself in the DIY music scene, and then when I moved to Vancouver and went to art school, I surrounded myself with all these ideas around landscape and nature and representation and animals and maps and dreamworlds, and spent as much time in the printmaking studio as I could, trying to find

a way to draw out all these ideas, simply, and then get these ideas out to people. A few key things happened, next: my sister had my first nephew, and a bunch of my pals started organizing DIY craft shows. And I graduated from Art School. So I was a slightly-disillusionedgraduate who came from a culture of making (and making multiples) with a penchant for drawing and dreaming up worlds who suddenly was Auntie Claire and wanted to be a pretty awesome auntie, the one that all the kids want to have visit because she rules so hard. I really wanted to find a special toy with character that would really be cherished, for those of us who maybe aren’t interested in mass-marketed consumerism, but still made with care, without, hmm, some of the scrappy ‘craft’ look of the time, casual stitching and loose buttons, etc. So I took some of my cute animal drawings, and I designed and sewed some toys out of them, and sent them off to my sis. My pals in the Seamrippers Craft Collective here in Vancouver liked what I was doing, so I took part in my first show with them, I think 2003 or 2004?, and the line officially launched with that. I know that I have personally sent you a picture of my nephew’s plush raccoon enjoying scones in Devon, UK. Do you have stories from other people about your plush toys? Oh gosh, yes! There’s some great documentation from the ‘early’ days of Thistle Town, when I was also pretty active on the still-young Etsy and Flickr. One of my favourites is a picture of one of my early bears sunning on a mini beach chair in Rio de Janeiro, from an Etsy customer in Brazil. And my heart always melts when I meet kids who have grown up with one of my animals, and tell me all about what they’ve done.


How has crafting (DIY movement, community) grown since you begin making? The Internet came along. No joke. I started making and selling my handmade things in the zine culture of the 90s, when fostering a sense of community meant sending things by mail or setting up a table at the back of an all ages show. And then we all started, for better or worse, connecting online, and figuring out the etiquette of those connections. And sites like Etsy came along! I was so excited to join in 2005 when I found out about it, and I’m amazed at what a marketplace it’s become, even though I haven’t really had time to sell on there in years. When I was growing up, my mom was selling her work at the ‘major’ craft shows, like the One-Of-A-Kind shows in Ontario, and I feel like that’s always influenced how I view ‘making’, and the craft community. I was raised to think about how I make things, “...my heart always both the concept and the melts when I meet skill involved, and to value that work. We’re in this kids who have consumer period right grown up with one now where the ‘handmade of my animals, and look’ is being mass tell me all about manufactured, and many what they’ve done.” makers are switching to seeing themselves as designers in order to make a living. The Internet has also made so many supplies readily available ­— again, for better or for worse. So more people can have fun making bottle cap magnets or whatever, but I’m not sure everyone who makes things should necessarily think that selling the product should be the end result. Because there are a lot of bottle cap magnets out there in this very full world already. I’m really excited for the ways that craft communities

are growing without it necessarily being about a saleable product: the meet-ups and the learning and the sharing of skills, both online and in our physical communities. I know that you recently took a break to rebrand, what are your future plans for Thistle Town Toys? Yes, my toys were in hibernation for a while. I needed a break from being Thistle in her town of animals, and to spend some time as Claire in her world of, well, all the other things: illustration work and my day-job work (I’m a studio technician for Continuing Studies at Emily Carr) and my teaching work (right now: a kid’s sewing class at Collage Collage) and to think about what making these toys means to me, a decade in and countless design changes later. When it comes down to it, I really love bringing joy into a child’s world, and hopefully, inspiring them to tell a story and to learn about an animal and maybe to connect with something a little more unique in this big crazy world, and maybe encourage them to make things on their own. I’ve been thinking more about ways that I can do that responsibly, and thoughtfully, and in line with the sort of simple, nature filled life that I like to lead. I’m working on bringing some of these characters to paper, going back to my drawing roots, and telling some stories about this wild little Thistle girl and her hijinx. I’m designing some kits and patterns. And yes, I have some new soft friends planned! I’m always looking to produce my toys with as minimal impact as possible, so will be working more on a limited edition format, based on what sourced fabrics I can find.

Meet Claire and her Thistle Town Toys at Got Craft? this December or find her online here: http://www.claireschagerl.com


Photos by [stu-di-o] by jeanie


MAKE & MERCANTILE PRODUCTS

KNIT SOCIAL

HOLD


Photo by [stu-di-o] by jeanie

THISTLE TOWN TOYS


Photo by [stu-di-o] by jeanie

SHEEPISH GRIN KNIT COMPANY


DESIGNS BY VAL

PAPERBACKNOTE

PORT PAPER CO.


DISTRICT DOGS DESIGNS

DRAW ME A LION


THE BEAUTIFUL PROJECT


FOREST AND WAVES


THINK & INK STUDIO


SIMPLE SOAP


Element Botanicals photo by [stu-di-o] by jeanie; Homesteader’s Emporium photo by Andrea Tong-Tucker

WATERSHED NATURALS HANDMADE LUXURY SOAP

ELEMENT BOTANICALS HOMESTEADER’S EMPORIUM


FEEST


FABLE NATURALS


LANABETTY


DELISH GENERAL STORE


LEMONNI DESIGN


TWIG PRINTS


GABRIELLEPHANT DESIGN


GLUSK DESIGNS

DUSTY BABES COLLECTIVE


YAPES PAINTS — ART BY APRIL LACHEUR


BELVEDERE GENTS


PIP & PIN


Phaulet photo by [stu-di-o] by jeanie

PHAULET

LOVE ME 2 TIMES FOX AND FANCY


WOLF & SADIE DESIGNS

DAUB + DESIGN


MINDAN’S DESIGNS TOODLEBUNNY

DIVINA DENUEVO AND PIECES OF II

DAVIE & CHIYO


SEDATED CLOTHING A Cagey Bee photo credit: [stu-di-o] by jeanie

A CAGEY BEE


CARMEN WEST CREATIVE


BLACK DROP DESIGNS


TYPE B


JEX

LOCOMOTIVE CLOTHING

Robbie Vergara photo by [stu-di-o] by jeanie

ROBBIE VERGARA SCREENPRINTING


Cabin + Cub photo by [stu-di-o] by jeanie

CABIN + CUB

FIREFLY NOTES MANA JEWELRY


FRANKENSTRAP


URCHIN BAGS

GROOVYGLASSGIRL

IRIT SOROKIN DESIGNS


NOSTALGIC LINKS HERRO HACHI INC Roxypop photo by Blue Olive Photography; Nostalgic Links photo by [stu-di-o] by jeanie

ROXYPOP


BUENOSTYLE


LITTLE WREN DESIGNS


MEIKU DESIGNS


At the beginning of 2007, we decided to create an event called Got Craft? and posted a pull-tab flyer at our local coffee shop. Our very first event took place that spring bringing together 20 vendors and 7 years later, we are grateful to be celebrating our 14th show this December. Thank you to each one of our vendors (past and present), attendees, sponsors, and friends. We truly appreciate your support and look forward to future adventures. Jeannette Ordas Jeanie Ow District Dogs Design John Lennig Brigitte Stroud Edward Juan Kayla Christopher Spruce Collective Claire Schagerl Eva De Viveiros and Barefoot Contessa Samantha Wagner Graphic Design Stephanie Salido

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Got Craft? Holiday Edition 2013  

Vancouver's largest indie craft fair celebrates their 14th show in Vancouver on Saturday, December 14th and Sunday, December 15th at the Mar...

Got Craft? Holiday Edition 2013  

Vancouver's largest indie craft fair celebrates their 14th show in Vancouver on Saturday, December 14th and Sunday, December 15th at the Mar...

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