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Athens – The Church of Craft

Athens

Plush You 2008

I was lucky enough to attend this year’s Plush You show in Seattle. There was so many amazing plush by so many talented artists! I was truly impressed by the skill and craftsmanship as a whole. I am going to share just a few of my many photos. I am sure you will be as inspired as I was!

Schmancy ready for Plush You!

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Upcoming Events in Athens

I know we are all thinking of Halloween lately, but the holidays are fast approaching! There are some crafty things afoot here in Athens until we have the next Church of Craft meeting.

First, some Etsy members in Athens are starting an Etsy Street Team. Please contact Beth if you are interested in joining the team.

Did you know about Athens Indie Craftstravaganzaa? It is being held downtown on November 22. I hope to see you there! Oh, and applications are still being accepted until November 1. Hurry!

O Craft All ye Faithful…

Hello! Sister Missy here from the Church of Craft in Athens, Georgia. We have been meeting since March 2006 and we love Church of Craft.

Our mission:

The Church of Craft, Athens, Georgia, is one of many Church of Crafts located around the world. Our mission here in Athens, GA, is to gather people together in the spirit of creativity. We want to foster community harmony through interaction, communication, and education – and dammit, we wanna have fun while doing it! Our hope is that people will join us once a month to hang out and craft, create, make, and find inspiration…let us be inspired and let us inspire each other! EVERYONE is welcome to join our monthly gatherings. The Church of Craft, Athens, is non-profit, non-denominational, and non-judgmental. Gatherings will be held on a monthly basis. Meetings are informal, and all are welcome to come and go as they please.

Handmade Nation

The indie craft movement is coming to a big screen near you with Faythe Levine’s new documentary and book, Handmade Nation!

Faith traveled to 15 cities and interviewed 80 crafters to gather material for the project. The movie includes an interview with Callie about the roots of the Church of Craft, and the book contains an essay along the same lines.

You can check the Handmade Nation website to find screenings of the movie in your area, and get some background by checking out Faythe’s blog.

Here’s the trailer: