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Everything You Wanted to Know About the 2011 Crafty Jury

While the 2011 Craft Bastards vendors have not yet been announced, we wanted to give our readers an inside glimpse into this year's Crafty Jury, which met July 9th and 10th, to deliberate over the more than 500 vendor applications that were submitted to the City Paper. Over the course of 2 full days, the […]

Bike Fest!

This Saturday! June 11, 8pm-12am Crystal City Shops at 1750, Arlington, VA 22202 Since 1972, Washington Area Bicyclist Association has been working hard to make D.C. one of the most bikeable cities in the U.S.  As a long-time friend of Crafty Bastards, as well as bicycle enthusiasts everywhere, WABA has tirelessly advocated for better […]

Now Accepting Crafty Bastards Vendor Applications

We're super excited to announce the launch of the 2011 Crafty Bastards Arts and Crafts Fair vendor application! You can now apply online for a chance to sell your handmade wares at Washington, DC's largest indie crafting event. Do you knit cozy scarves, screenprint bags, design your own hats, create plush monsters, sew dresses or […]

Downtown Holiday Market

Downtown Holiday Market December 3-21, Noon-8pm daily Downtown Washington, DC (centered between 8th and F Streets NW) The largest, DC holiday shopping tradition is back in town! The Downtown Holiday Market will be hosting its annual, outdoor show and sale for 18 days, giving shoppers plenty of opportunity to meet and greet local artisans and […]

2010 Crafty Jury Revealed

With the 7th annual Crafty Bastards fast approaching in 3 months, the Crafty Jury is in full effect, rating our pool of applicants to see who will be selected as our official 2010 vendors!  Now in Day 2 of the Crafty Jury process, the 7 members of the Crafty Jury are half way through  determining […]

Summit of Awesome: Register Now!

Calling all crafters! Registration Hello Craft's 2nd annual Summit of Awesome is now open. 2010 Summit of Awesome June 16-18 McMenamins Kennedy School Portland, Oregon Get a jump on registration for the ultimate  crafting-business conference. Geared specifically for independent artists and crafters, Hello Craft's Summit of Awesome is 3 full days of seminars, mentoring sessions […]

Paper Cuts: Rock Poster Show this Sunday!

As a teenager growing up in DC (ok, ok, Silver Spring), I loved seeing all the hand-screened rock posters at clubs, stapled to telephone poles and tacked onto bulletin boards at the local diners. Rock posters back then served a huge promotional purpose,  leading its readers to the next coolest show, and provided a tangible […]

The Handmade Mart is back!

Handmade Mart Sunday, May 23, 10am-5pm Ellsworth Drive, Downtown Silver Spring Calling all crafters and makers! Silver Spring, Maryland's Handmade Mart is back and with a brand new website! The Handmade Mart is gearing up for a full day of awesome crafts, live indie rock, and tons of outdoor crafty fun.... so if you knit, […]

Crafty Bastards 2010: Save the Date!

Attention all crafters and Crafty shoppers: The date has been set for the 2010 Crafty Bastards Arts & Crafts Fair! Mark your calendars for Saturday, October 2, 2010. The fair will take place from 10am-5pm, at our favorite location -  on the grounds at the Marie Reed Learning Center in Adams Morgan, in Washington, D.C. […]

Holiday Crafting Party

Hip Holiday Crafting Party Sunday, December 6th Noon – 4pm Georgetown Proper Topper (courtyard) 3213 P Street NW (202.333.6200) Roll up your sleeves and get crafty at this all ages, holiday crafting event in Georgetown. Hosted by local crafting group craft*monger, this upcycling event will provide you with tools and materials to repurpose papers, maps, […]