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Fri, Mar 28 2014 by Kristin Crane


Made by Deb Dormody

Join us in the Craftland Gallery to see our first exhibit of 2014, Dear Diomara.

Dear Diomara began as an art contest for book lovers that took place at the Rochambeau Library. The rules of the contest were simple; create a scene, no larger than a shoebox, from a book that the artist has read. The dioramas were judged by a panel of art critics and book lovers.

This exhibit will be on view in our gallery through Thursday, April 3.

We will be hosting a closing reception in the Gallery on April 3 from 5 – 7. RSVP for the event here. See you there!


Made by Morgan Street

Tue, Mar 18 2014 by Kristin Crane

We could not be more excited for this weekend's wedding event, LoveCraft: Your Handmade Wedding Marketplace. This event would not be happening if not for the vision and help of Harper Della-Piana, the designer and maker from Seams Couture. It was Harper who first presented the idea to Devienna, and the ball got rolling. I caught up with Harper to learn more about the event, and what you can all expect this weekend.

Interested in attending? Please register today! 

Photo by Nicole Chan Photography

Where did the idea come from to do a handmade wedding event at Craftland?
Craftland seemed like the perfect place for this show, since many of the artists involved already do Wedding related items. Showcasing that specifically seemed logical, also an opportunity for us to show our higher end and customizable products that aren't usually part of the Craftland and Holiday collections. Many of us have Etsy shops and here you'll have the ability to see, feel, and try on the products in person!

What kinds of products can we expect to see?
Handmade and Made in RI dresses, Bridal accessories, Groom's accessories, fine wedding jewelry, Bridesmaid dresses and gifts, letterpress invitations and other necessary paper goods, cake toppers, ceramics, food and wine, flowers, and photography!  It'll be a lot of fun too!

How is this event different from the typical wedding show?
The usual Wedding Expo is a place to meet Vendors and see what they have to offer, it's a place to gather information for planning and rarely, if ever, to shop. At LoveCraft you'll be able to impulse buy, and order custom pieces on the spot, or just make appointments with Vendors for their services.

Photo by Nicole Chan Photography

Tell us about your line of wedding gowns.
Seams Couture produces a limited amount of couture sample gowns every year to show our clients and they are available for purchase or to order in other colors and to measure, as well as the Custom Design service where a gown goes from sketch to muslin to hand finish and no two are alike. The ready-to-wear line, the Wrapture Collection, is a lower priced silk dress for Brides, Maids, and made to be a re-wearable dress to keep in your closet after the event. The Etsy shop SEAMS has accessories like jackets, boleros, capes, neckties and pocket squares that can be made in many silk colors, and due to popular request we're about to offer Monogramming! Oh and yes, we will have a discontinued SALE rack at LoveCraft :)

Photo by Elizabeth Todzia Wertz

What's your favorite part of working with couples on their wedding?
The best part of working directly with Brides is that their visions are always new, creative, and completely different from anyone else's!  Sometimes the hardest part is narrowing down all the millions of inspirations into one cohesive gown, and the most fun is to watch it come to life.  What could be better than a job where it's all about making people happy?

The artist as a flower girl!

Fri, Feb 28 2014 by Kristin Crane

Craftland is excited to host its first ever handmade marketplace. LoveCraft: Your Handmade Wedding Marketplace is a curated marketplace of unique, handmade items for your Wedding Day. Featuring the work of 12 Hand-picked Local Artists showcasing their unique, handmade wedding wares. Items will be for sale or to special order directly from the artists at the event.

This event will take place at Craftland. It is free of charge & open to the public. 

Engaged couples must register to receive a special gift bag full of treats and discounts from our vendors and a selection of other local businesses. 

Saturday, March 22 from 11am - 6pm and Sunday, March 23 from 11am - 5pm.

Featured artists:
Seams Couture
Peggy Cole Collection by Mode Merr
Darrien Segal
Heart of Gold by Heather Wells
Figs and Ginger
Rag & Bone Bindery
New Moon Studio
Parrott Design Studio
Albertine Press
Bellaria Designs Photography
Duck and Bunny Snuggery
Ellie’s Bakery

 

Fri, Jan 24 2014 by Kristin Crane

Last night we kicked of our 2014 School of Craft season with a Desire Collage Workshop, taught by life coach Leigh Vincola. Students had fun putting their dreams into a visual collage to help them visualize their goals for the future. Thanks to Leigh for teaching and for all the students who came out.


We're excited for all the classes coming up. In February, our very own Cara Adams will be teaching Embroidery Basics and our popular How to Wind Your Bobbin & Other Sewing Machine Basics. Also, Providence artist Lindsay Whelan will be teaching Learn to Crochet, a class lots of you have been asking us to have.

In March we have two classes planned geared toward our artists, Taxes and your Handmade Business and Bookkeeping for your Handmade Business taught by business financial consultant, Gary Metts. We'll also be offering one of our most popular classes, Learn to Knit, taught by Kristin Crane.

Sun, Jan 19 2014 by Cara Adams

Just so all you lovely Craftland shoppers are not left standing out in the cold at 10am, our hours for January are a bit different.

They look like this:
Mon-Sat 11am to 6pm
Sun 11am to 5pm
 
HOURS: Open seven days a week: Monday - Saturday 11am - 6pm & Sunday 11am - 5pm
CONTACT: 401.272.4285 | info@craftlandshop.com
Submit your artwork to Craftland here!