Thank you to the people at Dabble for the review of our January show!
Here at Handmade Market Chicago, we want to officially thank the sellers and visitors for making 2011 such a blast and success; ending the year with a bang. The last show of 2011, December 10, closed our craft season on a high note. Let’s make 2012 just as good, if not better.
HMM’s first show of 2012 is Saturday, January 14 — noon – 4:00PM. Mark your calendars. The sellers list and event banner will be listed soon.
Thanks for your support year after year. Buy local. Buy handmade.
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year. We’ll see you next year.
– Handmade Market Chicago
Do some Christmas shopping with a handmade touch. We’ll see you then.
Winter 2012 dates (January through April) are now on sale. All shows are at the Empty Bottle. Please review all of the show details below and in the To Sell section to make sure you are an approved seller before booking.
We are going to continue with the second Saturday of the month from October to April.
Here are the dates:
October 8, 2011
January 14, 2012
There are a couple of changes this season.
1. The threshold is being increased for the approval of sellers. Here are the new guidelines.
All of your items must be handmade by you. In addition, the components you use must be handmade by you or significantly altered from their original state. This second requirement applies most often but not exclusively to jewelry sellers. Examples that would qualify would be silver smithing, upcycling, chainmaille, fused or blown glass, resin work, etc.
If you have been an approved seller in the past and are not sure how this new requirement impacts you, please email: Heather.
2. Prices will stay the same as this year. The cancellation fee is being increases to $10. Keeping and maintaining a waiting list and filling cancellations takes a significant amount of time and energy and we would like to discourage cancellations as much as possible. As always, if you arrange for a suitable and approved replacement on your own, there is no fee.
3. If you haven’t sold with us before and have not been approved to sell, you should take care of that now. Tables sell quickly and you can’t book until you are approved.
The first show of the season felt more like a summer day and the foot traffic was ample too. Thanks to everyone who attended and participated in this season’s first Fall 2011 Handmade Market. Mark your calendars for out next show, November 12th. We’ll see you then.