Santas Workshop isnt the only place to find quality, handcrafted items for the Holidays. New York has its own enclave of busy craftspeople who work all year long to create one of a kind items that make truly unique gifts for everyone on your list. These modern day elves, The Etsy NY Team, are a collective of local artists, artisans, designers and crafters who sell on Etsy.com, the largest online marketplace for handmade goods.
The Etsy NY Team shares its handmade artistry with forty designers and crafters, all living and creating in the metropolitan area, will take over the space with perfect gifts: one-of-a-kind handmade clothing, jewelry, accessories, paper goods, bath and body treasures, toys, and housewares.
With a turnout of more than 2,000 people each year, the Holiday Handmade Cavalcadeis fast becoming a great New York City winter tradition, says Felicity Stiverson, the events coordinator. For the first weekend of December, we will transform Williamsburgs The Space, into a holiday shopping wonderland. In addition to the high-quality, handmade wares for sale, visitors will have the opportunity to participate in winter-themed crafting demonstrations, interact with our event sponsors, including Outright, Yelp, Purl SoHo, Lion Brand Yarn, ECOBags Brand, and Brooklyn Charm, and mingle with local artisans in our lounge over delectable treats. The adventurous shopper will not want to miss this opportunity to choose from the fantastic designs locally crafted by this years eclectic and talented mix of vendors, Stiverson said.
Admission to this indie shopping event is free. Make sure to arrive early: the first 100 guests both Saturday and Sunday will receive a free gift bag filled with wonderful treasures donated by The Etsy NY team and the event sponsors, Felicity said. Shoppers can also enter to win one of five tote bags filled with extra-special handmade items.