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by kath_red on 25/03/2009

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Summit of Awesome comes to Washington, DC. (MidCity, Washington, D.C.) On Friday, May 1st, Hello Craft will host its first ever Summit of Awesome. Geared specifically for independent artists and crafters, the Summit of Awesome is 3 days of seminars and
hands-on workshops, which will provide business and technical education for those in the handmade arts community. The Summit also includes the D.C. premiere showing of the Indie Craft Documentary film. More information or to register go to the Hello Craft website.

Art from the heart – 2 day artist retreat at Bundanon – Arthur Boyd’s artist retreat. 25-26 April. Places are limited contact details (Au) 02 42296232. Accommodation is at Riversdale an award winning building by architect Glenn Murcutt – it recently won the American Institute of Architects 2009 Gold Medal.

The American Craft Council is now accepting AltCraft applications for our show in San Francisco. Show dates are August 14-16. The average booth is valued at $1,000 but as part of the Council’s commitment to indie crafters, the cost of participation is just $350. The deadline is Monday, April 27. Send submissions and inquiries to Erika at

There’s an exciting online auction taking place at the moment. It’s called BEG, STEAL OR BORROW and its being held by the
final year Graphic Communication students over at The University for the Creative Arts, Farnham. Auction ends on the 30 March. View slots here : bid here.

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1 Jen March 25, 2009 at 8:05 am

Well, the Summit of Awesome sounds, um, Awesome, but it’s the same weekend as the Maryland Sheep and Wool Festival! How is a crafter supposed to choose! Aack!

Love your blog, by the way.


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