Thursday, July 24, 2014

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Crafty

Youth vendors try out local markets

Jul 3rd, 2014 | By
Youth vendors try out local markets

Young local artists are using opportunities at community farmers markets to sell their handmade items and learn about vending. Several local markets offer kids areas or specific vending days for youths to bring their crafts, creations, plants and other items, at a free or discounted price. The Bellingham Farmers Market holds a Kids Vending Day
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Fabric, material donations sought for annual sale; Camp Stitch-A-Lot registration open

May 4th, 2014 | By

EVERETT – The Clothing and Textile Advisors (CTA) of Snohomish County in partnership with Washington State University Extension 4H Youth Development seek donations of fabric, notions, trims, patterns, related books, magazines, yarn, and needlework items for their 4th Annual Fabric Sale. The proceeds from this sale go to support Camp Stitch-a-Lot and other community sewing
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Arts, crafts contest open in Island County

May 3rd, 2014 | By

ISLAND – The Granges of Island County invite the public to enter in various divisions, including baking, needlework, quilts, canning and more. The competitions are open to all residents and do not have to be a member of the Grange to compete. The winners are eligible to compete at the state level in June with
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Ragfinery brings new life to discarded clothing, textiles

Apr 2nd, 2014 | By
Ragfinery brings new life to discarded clothing, textiles

by Brent Cole Ragfinery, a new textile reuse center aimed at creating new clothes and products from donated materials, has opened in downtown Bellingham. The 4,000-square foot space, operated by the non-profit Reuse Works (also home of the Appliance Depot), will connect artists, textile designers and crafters, and offer workshops and classes, with the sole
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Whatcom Arts & Crafts Contest open to all ages; includes expanded canning category

Apr 1st, 2014 | By

ROME GRANGE – The 2014 Whatcom County Arts & Crafts Contest will be held at the Rome Grange on Tuesday, April 15. Participants can knit, crochet, sew, paint, carve, paste, cut, stain, sculpt, photograph or create other pieces for submission. This event is open to people of all ages in Whatcom County, and grange membership
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Lynden Craft and Antique Show focuses on local talent

Mar 2nd, 2014 | By
Lynden Craft and Antique Show focuses on local talent

by Lindsay Hilton When Judy Meixner and Trudy Ferguson set out to create the first Lynden Craft & Antique Show, they probably had no idea it would grow into such a successful event. Twenty-eight years in, it continues to draw talented and renowned artists from all over the area and is attended by a few
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Ruffles and rust: Chicks on a Hot Tin Roof combine styles

Mar 1st, 2014 | By
Ruffles and rust: Chicks on a Hot Tin Roof combine styles

by Jessamyn Tuttle Carrie de Kubber of Everson and Joey VanderPol of Burlington were friends for 15 years before they decided to quit their jobs and start a craft business together. “People say ‘Hey, you’re crafty!’ and ask us to make things,” said Joey. Their business, Chicks on a Hot Tin Roof, focuses on handmade
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Crafter Q&A: Jeremy Noet, of Blue Water Pottery

Feb 3rd, 2014 | By
Crafter Q&A: Jeremy Noet, of Blue Water Pottery

How long have you been creating pottery? What was the first item you ever made? I’ve been making pots about 17 years full time now. Whoa, as to the first pot I made it was probably some lumpy little blob of a thing, it may have been a cup, but so heavy it would have
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Handmade 12th Man flag flies

Jan 31st, 2014 | By
Handmade 12th Man flag flies

Whatcom County resident Jessica Rodriguez handmade a 5-foot by 8-foot 12th Man flag, now flying in downtown Bellingham. This mother, wife, and music teacher made the flag in one day with the help of her husband, Cisco. The flag will fly above the Saturna Capital building (where Cisco works), at least through the Super Bowl.
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Crafter Q&A: Phoebe Carpenter Eells, of elSage Designs

Jan 5th, 2014 | By
Crafter Q&A: Phoebe Carpenter Eells, of elSage Designs

When did you start working in the world of printmaking? What inspired you to create your own business?  When my older son was about to turn one, I set out to make an invite that was fun, original and could be duplicated. I rediscovered block printing through this project. After his birthday I continued with
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