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got craft? :: roll call!

17 Mar

GC-May2014-CardFThe Got Craft? spring edition is back on Saturday, May 10th and Sunday, May 11th, 2014 from 10-5pm at the Maritime Labour Centre – 1880 Triumph Street, Vancouver. With a whopping 40% new vendors, you’ll want to make sure to check out some fresh faces and returning favourites!

Abeego Designs Inc, Along Came the Fold, amore natural products, Amrita Designs, Batch Sweet Kitchen, Cabin + Cub, Carli Marie Jewelry Design & Production, Carmen Thompson Jewellery, Carmen West Creative, Clutch Jewels, Coconama Chocolate, craft’ed, Dancing Leaf Design, Davie & Chiyo, District Dogs Designs, DIY or Die!!!, Dorrit + Millie, Draw Me A Lion, Elgin Vine Hand Made, Fable Naturals, Feest, Firefly Notes, Float On Gluten Free Bakery, g ceramic & co. , Grains to Goods, honey canada, Jerk With A Camera, Minimoc, Karla’s Specialteas, Kohana, LanaBetty, Little Wren Designs, Make Cheese Inc. , Meiku Designs, Miishka Handbags, mimi, Pickle Punch, Port Paper Co., Quirky Paper Co., Reflections, Reminded Designs, Sarah Mulder Jewelry, Sassy Contessa, Sea to Sky Seasonings Inc., Sedated Clothing, Shi Studio, Strathcona 1890 Urban Seed Collections, The Beautiful Project, the candid confectioner, The Salt Dispensary, Thistle Town Toys, Urban Sketcher Won Kang, Veespoke, Wildflower Designs, A Cagey Bee, anonum design, Black Drop Designs, BuenoStyle, Designs by Val, Simple Soap, Divina Denuevo & Pieces of II, Element Botanicals, Foe and Dear, Forest & Waves, Green With Envy, irit sorokin designs, Locomotive Clothing, Raven’s Rest Studio, Recover Me Design, Shuswap Infusions Tea, Twig Prints, Delish General Store, jen ellis designs, The Hive Printing, We Are Local, Portobello West, Knit Social

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illustration + design by The Beautiful Project

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got craft? :: 2014 spring applications

25 Feb

Got-Craft-PostcardsOh, hey! It’s been awhile hasn’t it? Our holiday break turned into a new year break and here we are almost at the end of February! So, what’s new with all of you? We both started work contracts at the beginning of the year and have been busy getting those set up. We’ve also been waiting patiently for more updates on our shop space for London Fields Shoppe. If you have been following along, we first viewed the space 39 weeks ago, signed our lease 18 weeks ago, and are happy to announce that we finally received a permit for phase 1 of our renovations! It’s definitely been a long process, but we are super excited to move forward with an expected opening in early May 2014! We’ll be posting more pictures once we get everything going, so please follow along here as what will be one crazy ride! Thank you to everybody that visited us at our pop-up shop last month. If you missed it or have your heart set on something, we’ve been shooting products all week and will have them listed in the online shop soon.

Also, I’m jumping in here quickly to let everybody know that applications for the Got Craft? 2014 spring edition close at midnight (PST) on Friday, February 28th. Here are the details for the upcoming event:

Got Craft?
Saturday, May 10th and Sunday, May 11th, 2014
10-5pm
Maritime Labour Centre
1880 Triumph Street, Vancouver

Online applications are available here (scroll to the bottom).

Postcard design by The Beautiful Project

got craft? :: things to do!

12 Dec

GotCraft-DIY-WorkshopThe time is finally here! Got Craft?, Vancouver’s largest indie craft fair, is taking place this weekend and here are our top 5 things to do at the show!

    1. DIY WORKSHOPS – There will be plenty of free workshops hosted by Spool of Thread (see project above), Bead Freaks, and DIY or DIE. If you are interested in letterpress, space is still available for Sunday’s paid workshop with District Dogs Design. Register here.
    2. WIN – We have plenty of giveaways taking place right now, so make sure to enter for your chance to win some fun prizes such as a swag bag from here and here as well as our 12 Days of Giveaways taking place on our Facebook page here.
    3. VISIT – We are super excited to welcome Poppytalk, UPPERCASE, and Etsy to the event this year. Make sure to visit their tables and say hello in person!
    4. FOOD TRUCKS + SHOPPING LOCAL – This is your chance to cross everybody off your holiday list by shopping from 75 local vendors. Need to take a break? Grab a quick bite from one of the food trucks that will be set up outside including The Pie Shoppe, Varinicey Pakoras, Taser Grilled Cheese, and Eli’s Serious Sausage.
    5. POP-UP – Our new pop-up shop, London Fields Shoppe, will be open from December 12-23 at 845 East Hastings between Hawks and Campbell Avenue next to Les Amis du Fromage.  Permanent space to open in spring 2014. We’ll be posting more details about this soon!

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Got Craft?
Saturday, December 14th 10-8pm
Sunday, December 15th 10-5pm
Maritime Labour Centre
1880 Triumph Street, Vancouver
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image via spool of thread

WIN :: got craft? swag bag

5 Dec

GotCraft-Swag-1GotCraft-Swag-2The first 50 people through the doors at Got Craft? on both Saturday, December 14th (10-8pm) and Sunday, December 15th, 2013 (10-5pm) at the Maritime Labour Centre will receive a FREE swag bag! Designed by The Beautiful Project and hand printed by Locomotive Clothing, each bag is stuffed with a selection of goodies from our vendors and our lovely sponsors including MailChimp and UPPERCASE magazine.

Square,the official payment processor of Got Craft?, will once again be providing six gift certificates with a combined valued up to $300.00*! Certificates will be randomly placed in 3 swag bags each day, so be prepared to arrive early!

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Four ways to enter:

  1. Visit the Got Craft? vendor page here and leave a comment below with the name of the vendor you are most excited to see! = 1 entry
  2. Retweet “RT to enter to win a #GotCraft swag bag filled with handmade goodness courtesy of @LFieldsShoppe – http://bit.ly/1bjs9nv” = 1 entry
  3. Share one of the images above on Instagram and tag #GotCraft or @LFieldsShoppe with a link to our website – http://gotcraft.com = 1 entry
  4. Share one of the images above on Facebook and tag #GotCraft or the Got Craft? page with a link to our website – http://gotcraft.com = 1 entry

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Prize will be available for pick up at Got Craft? (front desk). Winner will be notified by email.

Contest closes Thursday, December 12th, 2013 at noon (PST)

* 1x $75, 1x $50, and 1x $25 gift certificate to be used at Got Craft? 2013 will be randomly placed in three swag bags each day. First 50 paid attendees through the doors each day will receive a swag bag.

got craft? :: 12 days of giveaways

2 Dec

12DaysofGiveaways-GotCraftWith Got Craft? quickly approaching on Saturday, December 14th and Sunday, December 15th at the Maritime Labour Centre, we are kicking off the month of December with 12 days of giveaways! Above is just a sampling of some of the handmade gifts that you can win including goods from GroovyGlassGirl, Designs by Val, Wolf & Sadie, Locomotive Clothing, Make & Mercantile, and more.
12DaysofGiveaways-GingerFull details are above, but you’ll have to follow us on Facebook here to play along!

letterpress workshop

21 Nov

letterpress-layoutJoin District Dogs Design at Got Craft? on Saturday, December 14th or Sunday, December 15th and get yourself acquainted with the art of letterpress printing! This workshop will introduce you to a pair of tabletop letterpress’ and give you the opportunity to print your very own festive gift tags! Jarin and Catherine will go over the basics of press operation and maintenance, traditional and modern practices and techniques, commonly used materials, and much, much more. Since this is a two hour session, all participants will use the same preset design and colours.

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You’ll take home:
One dozen letterpress printed gift tags – perfect for gift giving
Handout with letterpress resources
Gift packaging for your newly printed tags to ensure their safe travel home.

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Letterpress Workshop at Got Craft?
Saturday, December 14th OR Sunday, December 15th, 2013
3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Maritime Labour Centre, 1880 Triumph Street

$25.00 plus GST (5%) – includes admission to Got Craft? (same day as your session) and items listed above
Advance registration is required | Spaces are first come first serve | Limit 12 students per session

Register online here. Please make sure to check in at the front desk 15 minutes before the workshop begins.

update: Saturday’s workshop is sold out!

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District Dogs Designs is a small letterpress studio in the District of North Vancouver, BC that creates hand-drawn, hand-carved, hand-pulled – totally hand-made paper goods such as greeting cards, notepads, coasters, prints, artwork and even limited t-shirts!

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image one via sam bradd

beginner hand lettering workshop

19 Nov

Sign-Painting-3Sign-Painting-1Sign-Painting-2Did you attend the screening of the Sign Painter movie last June? Sign Painter, John Lennig from BIG TOP Sign Arts, will be at Got Craft? hosting a workshop discussing brush lettering in general and specifically the BullNose letter style, one of the most basic of hand painted styles. Consisting of 6 basic strokes, John will teach you how to create both upper and lower case letters as well as proper brush handling, brushcare, and the types of paints used.

The first half of the hands-on workshop will cover the above, along with getting your brushes into the paint and practicing the 6 basic strokes. While the second half will move into letters and finish up with the creation of a few pieces to take home. “The Swoop” will also be discussed, demonstrated, and if time allows, be put to use in the finished pieces.

You’ll take home:
A 1-2 word piece using both upper and lower case in the BullNose lettering style
A #6 Langnickel Nocturna brush
A small container of paint

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Beginner Hand Lettering Workshop at Got Craft?
Saturday, December 14th OR Sunday, December 15th, 2013
10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Maritime Labour Centre, 1880 Triumph Street

update: workshop is sold out!

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In 1965, John moved to Vancouver from California and over the next 17 years, he would find himself working in 7 different sign shops before opening up his own business in 1982. With the popularity of computers in the late 1980’s and 1990’s, John realized that he was doing less and less hand lettering and decided to sell his shop in the year 2000 and go back to strictly doing what he loves. BIG TOP Sign Arts was born specializing in hand lettering, gold leaf, and later on, pinstriping. Last September, he celebrated 50 years as a sign painter and looks forward to sharing his skills!

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