Monday, August 3, 2009

Urban Craft Uprising

I had always wanted to check out the Urban Craft Uprising here in Seattle. For the last three years, I was committed to the studio on the weekends. It’s amazing how many fun things occur on Saturdays, and I am doing my darndest to get caught up on them! This was the first time Urban Craft Uprising had a summer show, and it was hopping!

Right away I ran into four of our customer friends and spotted a few others while taking it all in. I saw lots of fresh faces and ideas. Here are a few of my favorites.

Alchemy Goods,, had a terrific display of messenger bags, totes, belts and wallets made from bike inner tubes collected at Seattle bike shops. I bought a nifty business card holder from them.

These striking candle holders were created by Red Barn Woodworks, (I’m sure the lighted candles made my retired firefighter husband a little nuts!) But I loved their look.

Felted Style,, had a lovely array of handcrafted wool accessories for the home. Her color selection and the quality of her work were brilliant.

There were a hundred of these kind of artists. Visit the Urban Craft Uprising website to find out about future shows in Seattle, and to receive their emails with all the latest inside scoop.


Robj98168 said...

If the lighted candles drive your husnband nuts try using battery operated LED Tea Lights- same effect- no fire!

Carole said...

Looks like a fun show. I wish more of that type of thing would come to Portland.

I agree about LED tealights. They're the best!

I even own several LED pillar style candles (real vanilla scented wax). The bulb is down inside about 2" so it looks real when lit, right down to the flickering effect. I bought one box (set of 3) at Costco last fall and liked them so much that I went back and bought two more. They've been available the past two fall seasons.

I know that some people don't like the fact that the candles aren't 'real', but it doesn't bother me at all, especially with the pillars.

Trish Goodfield said...

Thanks for sharing. Now I have another town/event to add into my planned(dream) US trip

Stephanie O. said...

What a fun event to attend...