Markets of New England Published by Little Bookroom (May 3, 2011).

I am a big fan of Christine Chitnis and love her style and visual concepts. Last year, Christine toured the artisan markets in the New England region. Her photographs and writing of her experience has been published in her new book Markets of New England, which showcases 50 of these markets. Oh I wish I lived here – I will be taking this book with me if ever I visit.

Christine has captured the spirit and energy and colour of markets and the communities. Her photographs are just sublime, so rich and vibrant and energetic – from farmers markets selling their homemade and homegrown food goods to art and craft markets with a range of handcrafted goods. She has managed to capture the people, the lifestyle, the romance of this region and at the same time show that appreciation of handmade and quality goods are not only alive and well but are thriving and taking over!

Follow along on the blog tour

May 5: WhipUp
May 6: Maya*Made
May 11: Matthew Mead
May 12: Restyled Home




Urban Craft Uprising showcases the best in local, handmade crafts and arts including clothing, jewelry, plush toys, felted objects, art, note cards, journals, paintings, bags/wallets/purses, accessories, housewares and more.

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Indie author signings scheduled include: Susan Beal of Button It Up and Bead Simple, Diane Gilleland of Kanzashi in Bloom, Nikola Davidson & Brookelynn Morris will be signing their new book, Feltique, Jenny Hart of Sublime Stitching will also be signing her books and selling her work.

Hourly demos for hands-on DIY fun, will include Becky Stern, Associate Editor for CRAFT and MAKE magazine and indie authors (listed above).

The first 100 attendees each day receive a free “swag” bag filled with items from vendors and sponsors. Throughout both days, attendees can also win gift baskets during the hourly draws.

The Urban Craft Uprising: Seattle Center Exhibition Hall on 1-2 August 11am to 5pm.

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Second Storie Indie Market is announcing their call for entries for their 2009 event. This year Second Storie will host its event at Visual Studies Workshop on Saturday and Sunday November 28-29. Deadline to apply is August 17. For more information visit, and stay in the loop on their blog.

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Sunday 18 May “A Celebration of Wool” The Old Bus Depot Markets specialist Wool Day: There will be over 40 specialist wool stalls offering products such as hand felted items, designer knitwear, millinery, hand dyed yarns, beanies & socks, exquisite scarves made from silk and wool, weaving, and specialist yarns. Regional Guilds will demonstrate on the day.

Sunday July 13 “Creative Fibre” Textile artists from around the region gather to exhibit and sell their superbly crafted textile and fibre related art pieces. See in action artists and craftspeople who weave, embroider, design and execute knitted garments, block print fabric, create basketry, make lace, hand dye fabrics and yarns, felt homewares and accessories.


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