Literally! If you live in the DC Metro area there are some exciting craft events coming soon.
First, on October 2nd is the 7th year of Crafty Bastards in Adams Morgan. I am not sure I will be able to attend this year but I’ve enjoyed all the vendors in the past several years. Here are a few shots from some of my favorite vendors over the last couple of years.
The Small Object
In addition to great vendors there are always some fun DIY craft projects to get your hands on as well as music, b-boy battles and other great entertainment.
The second event coming to DC in October is the “Crafting A Nation” conference at the Smithsonian American Art museum. This event is FREE and it’s in conjunction with American Craft Week 2010. There is a great lineup of speakers and discussion panels and this event will be going on over 2 days so you can attend one or both days. If you can’t make it to the conference check the website out for events in your state. This event runs October 1-10 and there seems to be something going on in practically every state.
The last event I’m going to mention is the Sugarloaf Craft Festival at the MD State Fairgrounds on October 1st-2nd and the Montgomery County Fairgrounds on October 8th-9th. This festival is always fun for me to attend (even though I won’t be going this year) because I grew up in the area and have attending this event many times and I have fond memories of dreaming of becoming a crafter one day. Dreams can come true!