American Craft Week is, as the name suggests, a national celebration. But in Western North Carolina, where craft heritage is knit into our history and culture, Craft Week — Friday, Oct. 3-Sunday, Oct. 12 — seems especially apropos.
Even in this lull between full-on summer and the pre-autumn of Labor Day, the craft scene hasn’t slowed down. A number of arts and crafts fairs line the calendar, along with a special quilt show and a fiber sale.
There are few things more dreadful than the mall on Black Friday. Ditch the shopping cart and give your friends and family something truly unique from one of our local holiday craft fairs.
Lori Theriault of The Village Potters demonstrated throwing a pot and discussed how she left her office job to pursue a career in crafts. Theriault did demonstrations at the Craft Fair of the Southern Highlands all weekend.
Amelia Hamilton, the creator of “mugmonsters,” with some of her creations at the Vance Elementary School’s annual holiday craft sale. The sale benefits the school’s parent-teacher organization.
What happens when you mix hundreds of indie crafters, live local music, sweet treats and beer? The craft event that Xpress readers have voted their favorite for two years in a row, that’s what.
Photographer Zen Sutherland adds to our Big Crafty memories.