Got Craft? spring 2013 fair celebrates local DIY culture

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      The spring 2013 edition of Got Craft? is scheduled to take place April 27 and 28 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Vancouver’s largest independent craft fair has moved from the Royal Canadian Legion to a new venue, the Maritime Labour Centre (1880 Triumph Street).

      The seventh annual fair held twice a year—Got Craft? is also held in December as a holiday fair—features more than 80 local designers, artists, and crafts people passionate about do-it-yourself culture.

      This year’s handmade accessories include vintage-inspired baubles by BuenoStyle, Anemone, Carmen West Creative, LanaBetty, She’s So, Foe and Dear, Little Wren Designs, and Firefly Notes. Eco-minded accessories from anonum design, Edit: Stylish & Sustainable Accessories, Billy Would Designs, Cabin + Cub, Camp + Quarry, mana jewelry, Meiku Dsigns, and Urchin Bags. Funky finds from A Cagey Bee, Davina Denuevo and Pieces of II, GroovyGlassGirl, Davie & Chiyo, Frankenstrap, Hand and Sew, Irit Sorokin Designs, jen ellis designs, Marian + Hazel, Madan’s Designs, mubiblossom, Raven’s Rest Studio, Phaulet, and Sarah Mulder Art & Jewelry.

      Clothing and footwear labels at Got Craft? include Barefoot Contessa, Cowl & Company, creampuff by gg, Daub + Design, Herro Hachi Inc., Locomotive Clothing Co., PassedOutDog, Sedated Clothing Company, Robbie Vergara Screenprinting, and Tiny Mr.

      Arts and crafts include illustrated paper goods by The Beautiful Project and Blue Spoons Paper Products; greeting cards by Designs by Val, think & ink studio, and Draw Me a Lion; everyday products from Delish General Store, Twig Prints, WTFrame, Make Cheese Inc., and Forest and Waves; all-natural skincare and wellness products from Element Botanicals, Simple Soap, Watershed Naturals Handmade Luxury Soap, and Feest; custom letterpress printing by Fox & Found Press; reusable food bags by GoGo Bags, ceramics by gabriEllephant Design, JustPotters, Sassy Contessa, and Jackie Frioud Pottery; fabric-based creations by honey Canada and Roxypop; fabric art by Hillary Webb, the pauhaus, and Lemonni; wood housewares by Kate Duncan and MokaJade Designs, knitting and yarn from Knit Social; and handmade dolls by The Rice Babies.

      There will also be edible treats by 1UP Caramels, Bake Sale Baking Co., Chef Kev, Karla’s Specialteas, Mellifera Bees, Wendy Boys Chocolates Inc., and Cocolico.

      Admission to Got Craft? is $3 (children 10 and under enter for free). The first 50 people in line each day will receive a free gift bag.