This delightful market was one of my most successful events last year, so needless to say I'm bursting with excitement to be returning again for Winter 2015.
Not only did this gathering of talented vendors and eager shoppers put a dent in my knitwear supply, it gave me a chance to really talk with some of the other sellers about their experiences selling in the Edmonton area.
I have found the customers aren't the only part of these events I look forward to. The other vendors are full of knowledge, advice, and stories, and 99% of them are more than happy to share any of those with you if you take the time to ask.
Would you just look at all the wonderful possibilities that are sitting in this shelf. A bushel of blank canvases just waiting for me to delve into maker mode.
I realized, going to through my knitwear stock, all the hats I have available are knitted rather than crocheted. I think I might need to do some crochet hat experimentation in the near future.
Excited to be making some knitwear for the gentlemen out there who enjoy getting their cozy on.
Getting ready to watch a movie on lovely, relaxing Saturday morning. Knitting, enjoying the sunshine and autumn breeze coming through my window.
Getting ready to sew about a billion tags onto my knitwear. I still haven't learned to do this as I go. Instead, I avoid it as long as possible, then have to spend hours doing it!
Settled in for a day of knitting and Netflix, fighting off a stubborn bug. About to watch Interstellar.
With the cozy season pretty much upon us, handmade markets have come back into my life. I first entered the market scene when I moved to Edmonton last fall, and it was a whirlwind of stress, excitement, confusion, discovery, and a whole lot of yarn. I really had no idea what I was doing, and each event was a new learning process where I picked up tips from from both my own observations, and from the helpful words of vendors much wiser and seasoned than I.
Over the summer, I vowed to be more prepared than I was last winter. If you've seen my 'events' page, you might have noticed how busy this cozy season will be for me...I have my work cut out for me. I still don't really know what I'm doing, but I'm happy to say I'm up for the challenge and have been furiously knitting and crocheting as much as I possibly can.
Here's a list of my market schedule so far for this fall/winter:
➳ September 19 - 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Baturyn 2015 Community Day
Baturyn Community Hall, 10505-172 Avenue, Edmonton
➳ October 3 - 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Nest in the City Festival
Terwillegar Community Recreation Centre
2051 Leger Road, Edmonton
➳ October 17 - 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
The Agora, 401 Festival Way, Sherwood Park
➳ October 30 & 31
Night of Fear Festival
4 to 8 p.m. on Friday, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday.
The Enjoy Centre, 101 Riel Drive, Saint Albert
➳ November 7 & 8 - 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. both days
Pear Tree Market
The Agora, 401 Festival Lane, Sherwood Park
➳ November 21 - 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Everything Handmade Markets
Dow Centennial Centre, Fort Saksatchewan
➳ November 26-29
Make It! The Handmade Revolution
November 26 & 27 - 10am to 9pm
November 28 - 10am to 6pm
November 29 - 10am to 5pm
Northlands Expo Centre, 7515 - 118 Avenue NW, Edmonton
➳ December 4-6
Royal Bison Art & Craft Fair
December 4 - 5 p.m. to 9 p.m.
December 5 - 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
December 6 - 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
8426 Gateway Boulevard, Edmonton
There are also some events pending that I'm waiting to hear back from, so updates are probably coming!
Here's to a happy market season. I can't wait to continuously surround myself with other talented local makers.
Hello friends, I'm Kelly! I'm a 27-year-old cozy enthusiast who loves creating things with yarn, exploring the beauty of nature, and eating Brooklyn style pizza.