Announcement: Montréal Church of Craft

Le Church of Craft de Montréal se rencontre une fois par mois à:
The Church of Craft de Montréal meets once a month at:

Une Grenouille dans la théière
5940, rue Saint-Hubert
(514) 227-0473
Métro Rosemont ou Beaubien

Venez nous rencontrez pour une belle soirée de bavardage, d’atelier et de thé!
Come and join us for a nice evening of craft, chat and tea!

November Montreal Church of Craft

-English is following-

VENDREDI, 28 Novembre
19h00 à 21h00

*Prévention du Cancer du Sein et du Testicule*
Une soirée spéciale avec Shannon Gerard (Toronto) qui nous montrera comment crocheter des petits seins et des petits pénis!

Shannon Gerard est une artisane qui fabrique des petits ensembles de détection du cancer du sein et du testicule. Les petits seins et pénis crochetés ont de petites bosses à l’intérieur et vous devez les trouver. L’ensemble vient également avec un livret d’instruction qui vous explique comment faire votre auto-examen du sein/testicule.

Avec ce projet, elle espère éliminer la peur des gens d’effectuer leur examens mensuels et les encourage à s’auto-examiner plus souvent.

RSVP à faniegregoire(AT)hotmail(DOT)com
Nous vous encourageons fortement à consommer durant l’évènement pour remercier “Une grenouille dans la théière” de nous prêter leur salle. 🙂


FRIDAY, November 28th
7pm @ 9pm

*Breast and Testicule Cancer prevention!*
A very special church of craft with invited crafter Shanon Gerard (Toronto)’s “Boobies and dinks crochet workshop”

Shanon Gerard is a modern crafter that makes EARLY DETECTION kits for breast and testicular cancer. These plush crocheted boobs and penises have little lumps sewn inside that can be found by following instructions in the accompanying booklets.

She hope to eliminate some of the fear surrounding monthly exams and encourage people to check themselves often.

RSVP at faniegregoire(AT)hotmail(DOT)com (Limited space)

We also suggest that you get something at “Une grenouille dans la théière” to thank them for the space. 🙂

From the Bust Craftacular:


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Vendor applications due November 7 for NYC and November 14th for LA. and London for BUST Magazine’s 2008 Holiday Craftaculars!

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10:00 AM – 8:00 PM

Happening at:
(401 Seventh Avenue at 33rd Street, NYC)
(1154 Glendale Blvd, Los Angeles)

BUST Magazine’s Holiday Craftacular is set for Saturday, December 13 in NYC and December 6th in L.A. and London, and it’s going to be our BIGGEST ONE(S) EVER!

BUST Magazine will be hand-picking over 300 of the most unique and talented crafters from across the country to stuff your holiday stockings with the very best in indie-designed and handmade wares! Take care of your entire shopping list while browsing thousands of ware that will include knitwears, jewelry, beauty products, ornaments, vamped up vintage clothing, silk-screened apparel, gourmet sweets, handbags, chic and original iPod cases, funky home décor, books, sassy soaps (for the naughty and the nice!), cards, the best gear for babies and more. Then take a break from shopping as the BUST DJs jingle your bells on the Craftacular dance floor.

Independently owned and operated, BUST Magazine has been a leader in the crafting movement since 1993. Now in its 16th year, BUST continues to support and influence the handmade revolution though constant editorial coverage, sponsorships, and events such as the Holiday Craftacular. Always on the cutting-edge, BUST is a revered and trusted authority in the DIY and crafting community.

The Penn Plaza Pavillion is located at 401 Seventh Avenue, between 32nd and 33rd Streets. Subway to Manhattan: 1, 2, or 3 to 34th Street Penn Station, or N, R, Q, or W to Herald Square.
The Echoplex is located at 1154 Glendale Blvd, Los Angeles and there is plenty of nearby street parking.
The St. Aloysius Social Club is located at 20 Phoenix Road, London

BUST Magazine’s Holiday Craftacular will take place 10:00 AM – 8:00 PM on December 13, and 11:00am to 6:00pm on December 6th in L.A. and London. Your entry ticket also gives you a shot at winning a BUST-load of booty in the Craftacular Raffle!

1. Fill out our online vendor applications today!

Apply for NYC here

Apply for L.A. here:

Apply for London here:

2. Pay the required non-refundable $10 application and processing fee that is payable at the time you submit your application. Checks and money orders should be made payable to BUST Magazine (78 Fifth Avenue, 5th Floor, New York, NY 10011, Attention: BUST Craftacular 2008) and must be postmarked by November 7, 2008 for NYC and November 14th for L.A. and London for your application to be considered. We will notify all applicants of their status on Tuesday November 14, 2008 for NYC and November 18th, 2008 for L.A. and London. If you are accepted as a vendor, your deposit will go towards the full booth fee of $250 due by November 21, 2008. All application and processing fees are non-refundable.

For a list of frequently asked questions, go to
Fees and dates vary for L.A. and London, so make sure you look for more info here:</>

Got questions? E-mail us at

Be a sweetheart and jingle-tell your crafty pals about BUST’ Magazine’s 2008 Holiday Craftacular by forwarding this news widely!

See you under the mistletoe,

BUST Magazine

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: