I have been meaning to let you all know of some important dates to note on your calendars for the fall:
Crafty Bastards – Sept. 28
From the Crafty website: Now in its 5th year, Crafty Bastards(sm) Arts & Crafts Fair is an exhibition and sale of handmade alternative arts and crafts from independent artists presented by the Washington City Paper. The fair is all-day, outdoors, free to attend, and will offer goods for sale, food, entertainment, prizes, and more!
This show has grown to around 20,000 attendees and guess who will be a sponsor this year?! That’s right, stop by the booth and visit yours truly, register for classes, buy some yarn from Knit Happens or enter the prize drawing for a free knitting party!
Art on the Avenue – Oct. 4
The art, craft and music festival is in it’s 13th year in the Del Ray neighborhood of Alexandria, and because I don’t sell a craft product (just knowledge), I will be featuring a demonstration booth at the festival this year. Stop by and help spread the knitting fever by teaching someone else to knit or hanging out and knitting with the Knit-a-Gogo teachers.
Stitches East is always in Baltimore, MD, conveniently up the road from our little world. It is perhaps one of the largest collections of fiber arts related vendors I have ever seen in one room. It is a knitter’s dream for yarn, needles, patterns, and everything else related to our sport. I will be coordinating a car pool, similar to Maryland Sheep and Wool Festival last May. It will likely be for Friday of the event, so mark your calendars and take the day off!
Here to register for the market online.
Rhinebeck – Oct. 18 and 19
The New York Sheep and Wool Festival (aka Rhinebeck) is a fiber festival similar to Maryland Sheep and Wool and always in October. Although I won’t be coordinating a group this year, it is definitely worth planning a trip to Rhinebeck NY for this event.