Farewell to Summer ICE and Kraftwork

January 2010
Hello Crafty Peeps,
Happy New Year! We hope you all had a spectacular holiday season and have enjoyed these first few days of the new year.

Here at ICE HQ we’ve been spending a lot of time reflecting on the past few years and pondering our strategy for 2010. The past 5 years have been extremely busy for us. We’ve produced 10 large craft markets and have worked on many other related projects as well as keeping up our individual craftiness as a bardis and Patina.

With mixed emotions, we’ve decided that 2010 requires some major changes. We wish there were 48 hours in a day and that we could do it all, but sadly we can’t. Please read below to learn more. Thanks for being the most supportive crafty peeps ever. EVER.

Goodbye Summer ICE
After five years of organizing two large events per year, we have decided to turn the Indie Craft Experience into a once-a-year market. The time and energy required to produce ICE is tremendous and five years of non-stop planning has left us a little tired. With the hope of long-term sustainability and success of the event we will no longer be organizing a summertime show and will focus our energy on our holiday show. This decision will also free us up to pursue other interests and to put needed effort into our craft businesses – Patina and a bardis – as well as our personal lives.

While this news may be unsettling, we do want to reassure everyone that we are not going anywhere and will most likely organize some sort of small event between now and the holiday show. We’d also like to thank Centennial Olympic Park for being our home the last three summers and for all of their support. Thanks to everyone who has been a part of our summertime events!

Farewell to Kraftwork…
For the last 16 months, Young Blood Gallery & Boutique and the Indie Craft Experience have organized a monthly craft market called Kraftwork. Despite our best efforts the event has not gained the momentum that we hoped for and therefore, we’ve decided to stop organizing Kraftwork. Thank you to all the crafters who participated and all the shoppers who came out and supported the event. We had a lot of fun and look forward to seeing you at future ICE events.

Advertise with ICE
On an upbeat note, you can now advertise in the Indie Craft Experience newsletter! Click here for details.

Again, Happy New Year!
xoxo, Christy & Shannon



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