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Buttons, Buckles and Beads... oh my!

Buttons, Buckles and Beads June 4 - July 7 2009

Little garment add-ons. They provide closure or embellishment, often both. Buttons. Buckles. Beads. These little things can seem so mundane, and yet they have inherent beauty, particularly in the hands of artists.

Buttons, Buckles and Beads is the upcoming at the Silk Weaving Studio on Granville Island. It will feature both the innovative use of buttons, buckles and beads, and artistry in the creation of these items. Diana Sanderson, artist and owner of the Silk Weaving Studio, and the other weaver-artists have created garments, scarves and shawls incorporating beads and buttons. The results are a shimmering, striking, stunning array of intriguing pieces. Visiting Gera Scott Chandler and Lisa Cherneff are hand-making buttons and beads into tiny works of art.

Guest artist, internationally renowned Angelika Werth, will be showcasing her latest work – lavish Baroque-esque dresses made from recycled canvas tents, featuring buttons, buckles and zippers used as closures and decorative details. If you haven’t seen Angelika’s work, treat yourself to a visual feast at the Buttons, Buckles and Beads show.

In the category of “Astounding Bead Artists” Sharmini Wirasekara, whose work has appeared in the beading who’s who book, 500 Beaded Objects (Lark Books, 2002) will be showing some of her delicate and intricate woven bead pieces.

During the month long Beads, Buckles and Buttons show, Colleen Miller of the newly-reopened Button Button shop in Gastown, will be speaking about the history, mystery and appeal of the humble button. Plan to come for this informative and entertaining presentation on Thursday June 11 at 7:30.

For more information, please visit the Silk Weaving Studio


Blim - May Market!

Blim monthly community market is this Sunday!

Sunday, May 24, 2009
11:00am - 5:00pm
Cambrian Hall - 215 e. 17th ave

It will include 30 vendors, live music, hot food, beverages, and entertainment. Vendors will include food, fashion, accessories, supplies, fine art, vintage items and records, and not be limited to crafts, and there will be a focus on nurturing and promoting creative production in our community. We want to appeal to young, old, hip, plain, babies, animals, men, women, everyone.

We are very excited about this event and what it can contribute to Main Street’s artistic vitality, and how it can help support and encourage the local creative community.

Roxypop and Got Craft will be there! For more information, please visit Blim.

On a side note.. we are looking for some guest bloggers and crafters that would like to contribute to our blog and / or be featured on our blog. For more information, drop me an email to info(at)lotusevents(dot)ca.


Handmade Nation Trailer


gocco printing

We hand printed 400 Handmade Nation tickets last week on our fancy gocco printer. It was kind of crazy in the living room while each ticket dried, but Cleo had a lot of fun.


Meet the Author

Have you purchased your tickets yet? Tickets can be purchased here. Only a few swag bags are left!

We are pleased to announce that Barefoot Contessa on Main Street will be hosting a book signing on Wednesday, July 8th with Faythe Levine.

Drop in, say hi, meet Faythe and have your copy of Handmade Nation signed.

More details to follow.....


Got Craft? Wow!

Holy moly! Thank you to everybody that came out to Got Craft last Sunday at the legion and a BIG thank you to all of our vendors for making this the best Spring show that we have ever had! I was just telling Rob a few days before Got Craft how much I love seeing everybody and having the opportunity to meet facebook friends or etsy sellers face to face. It's like a big reunion!

I communicate with some people so much over email that when you finally meet them, you ...

A) pictured them completely different or
B) forget that you had never met face to face since you have been speaking to them so much electronically

I'm still recovering from all of the festivities, but I feel like I can breathe again. I'm sorry for the one photo, but that was all I had a chance to take. With me watching my table, socializing, checking on vendors and keeping an eye on the door, I completely forgot about picture taking.

Ps. Swag bag line up started at 7:40am this year. Wow! I had a few people say that at the holiday show, they may have to sleep over in the tent. Could you imagine? - hee hee :)

Here is a great post by A Cagey Bee and Make. Do. Think.


Got Craft? - this Sunday!

Dear craft lover,

Just a friendly reminder that the next Got Craft event is this Sunday, May 3rd from 11:00am to 5:00pm at the Legion on Commercial Drive – 2205 Commercial Drive at E. 6th Avenue across from the JJ Bean.

Got Craft is Vancouver’s largest indie craft fair featuring 55 local and handmade vendors! Check out our new website at for more information about the event and for a sneak peek at all of our vendors.

Admission is $2.00 (kids 10 and under are FREE)

First 30 people through the doors receive a FREE handmade swag bag with goodies from all of our vendors.

See you Sunday!

xo the Got Craft team
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