Tomorrow’s New York Times Magazine will publish a story about the indy crafts movement by Rob Walker. The article includes a section on the first ever Craft Congress, held in Pittsburgh last year. Many of the organizers are also the fine people who bring us Handmade Arcade – congratulations on the well-deserved media attention, one and all – and thanks for all the amazing stuff that you’ve let us buy over the years!
If you, like me, tend to procrastinate, you can use the vendors list on the Handmade Arcade site and then find the work of local crafters on Etsy or elsewhere online, and maybe even arrange for pickup instead of express postage?
Links to more local craft shopping opportunites in the comments are very welcome…