Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Don't Miss Etsy New York's Fifth Annual Holiday Handmade Cavalcade

If you are planning on doing some holiday shopping, mark this event on your calendar.  The Handmade Cavalcade on December 1st and 2nd is organized by the Etsy NY Team and features the work of 35 local artists and crafters. It is the perfect antidote to department store shopping.  Don't miss it.

Here is more info:
Santa’s Workshop isn’t the only place to find quality, handcrafted items for the Holidays. New York has its own enclave of busy craftspeople who work all year long to create one of a kind items that make truly unique gifts for everyone on your list. These modern day elves, The Etsy NY Team, are a collective of local artists, artisans, designers and crafters who sell on Etsy.com, the largest online marketplace for handmade goods.
The Etsy NY Team shares its handmade artistry at the Fifth Annual Holiday Handmade Cavalcade the weekend of December 1st and 2nd, from 11am – 6pm at The Space at 50 N. 3rd St Williamsburg Brooklyn. Forty designers and crafters, all living and creating in the metropolitan area, will take over the space with perfect gifts: one-of-a-kind handmade clothing, jewelry, accessories, paper goods, bath and body treasures, toys, and housewares.

“With a turnout of more than 2,000 people each year, the Holiday Handmade Cavalcade is fast becoming a great New York City winter tradition,” says Felicity Stiverson, the event’s coordinator. “For the first weekend of December, we will transform Williamsburg’s “The Space,” into a holiday shopping wonderland.” In addition to the high-quality, handmade wares for sale, visitors will have the opportunity to participate in winter-themed crafting demonstrations, interact with our event sponsors, including Outright, Yelp, Purl SoHo, Lion Brand Yarn, ECOBags Brand, and Brooklyn Charm, and mingle with local artisans in our lounge over delectable treats. “The adventurous shopper will not want to miss this opportunity to choose from the fantastic designs locally crafted by this year’s eclectic and talented mix of vendors,” Stiverson said.
Admission to this indie shopping event is free. “Make sure to arrive early: the first 100 guests both Saturday and Sunday will receive a free gift bag filled with wonderful treasures donated by The Etsy NY team and the event sponsors,” Felicity said. “Shoppers can also enter to win one of five tote bags filled with extra-special handmade items.”
Here is a list of all the vendors who will be displaying their wares.


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