Update: Seattle Handmade (formerly etsyRAIN) Holiday Show 2014


We know that many people have been waiting to hear about our next Handmade Holiday Show. It is with great sadness that we share the following news with you:

After months of searching, we have been unable to secure a location for our show and must announce the cancellation of the Seattle Handmade (formerly etsyRAIN) Holiday Show for 2014.

From the bottom of our hearts, we want to thank all of the artists, craft makers, shoppers, and supporters of our past shows and assure you that we are working to find a new home for the 2015 launch of the next chapter of amazing shows featuring the most talented artists from all over the Puget Sound region!

In the meantime, please keep up with Seattle Handmade by signing up for our newsletter (check the lower right sidebar on our homepage for the signup widget), reading updates here on our blog, and following our most up to date news on our Facebook page!

If you are also crafty and want to join us as a member, learn all about membership benefits here. You can also join our Meetup group for free here. However you find us, there are some great things in the works that you won’t want to miss – so stay tuned!

We also want to highly encourage you to shop local and support our amazing community of local artists online, at local shows, and retail shops! Here are some convenient links to help you get started:

Thank you again for all your support! We look forward to continuing our work to bring the creative community together as Seattle Handmade!

Yours truly,
Marlo M. and Kayce
Organizers, Seattle Handmade




Gold Sponsor: United Reprographics

EtsyRAIN is pleased to once again have the sponsorship of United Reprographics. Seattle’s Premier Color Printing Company has supporting the EtsyRAIN Handmade Holiday Show consistently and we are so grateful! The companies eloquent print works helps spread the word about the show in the form of bright and compelling post cards and flyers.

United Reprographics has been committed to providing high quality reprographic services to its dedicated Puget Sound clients. It’s locally owned and operated and regularly supports the local community. The Bend Over Backwards Service Guarantee has been felt each year by the etsyRAIN team, our members, and supporters.

If you are looking to have anything printed for your business from business cards to banners, postcards to pop-up displays, we recommend you give United Reprographics a try — and tell please them “etsyRAIN sent you”!

Stop in this week and see what they can do for you: 1750 4th Ave S, Seattle, WA 98134
We Love You United Reprographics!

Silver Sponsor: Grand + Benedicts

Grand + Benedicts has once again signed on as a Silver sponsor to the Handmade Holiday show. It makes perfect sense to us because the entire crafting community relies on G+B to outfit our craft displays with its comprehensive selection of store fixtures.
Grand and Benedicts
From gridwall accessories to bags, mirrors, tags and hangers, Grand + Benedicts has everything a store (or crafter) needs to present a beautiful display. We’re thrilled to have their support at the Silver level and look forward to stocking our booths with their merchandise.
Be sure to stop in their Seattle Showroom: 3825 1st Ave S, Seattle, WA 98134, Monday – Friday, 8am to 5pm and tell them you heard about them through etsyRAIN!

Special offer: Receive a 20% discount off of your purchases through December 31, 2013  – just mention that you saw their ad on the “etsyRAIN” website!

Bronze Sponsor: Pacific Fabrics

If you’ve ever strolled through Pacific Fabrics sublime selection of fabrics and crafting supplies you know the beauty and inspiration that comes from those shelves and bins. Their unmatched selection of fabric options is appealing enough on its own. Add in the yarn and sewing supplies that they offer, and Pacific Fabrics extends beyond a store and becomes an experience for crafters of all mediums to enjoy.

Visit any one of the five Pacific Fabric locationsin Bellevue, Bremerton, Everett, Northgate, and their outlet center in SODO! EtsyRAIN welcomes Pacific Fabrics back as a bronze sponsor with joy this year. Their support and services are appreciated through the crafting community.

Bronze Sponsor: NuBe Green

Since many in the crafting community thrive on reclaimed items for jewelry and clothing, that it’s no wonder we embrace NuBe Green as a Bronze sponsor this year. NuBeGreen’s strictly U.S. made products that give green living an eclectic flair are the perfect partner for EtsyRAINer’s Green-minded thinking. Their products, made from repurposed and organic materials remind us all how special it is to be sustainably minded.

Big thanks to NuBe Green for their continued support of etsyRAIN and all things sustainably handmade!

Visit their flagship shop in Capital Hill: 921 E Pine St, Seattle, WA 98122 and their new Pop-Up location at U-Village in the newest building at NE 45th St and 26th Ave NE – hours available on their website here.

Platinum Sponsor: Worldmark by Wyndham

Ah… vacation… Who doesn’t need one after the fun and frivolity of the holidays, if only for a couple of days, right?  Wyndam Worldwide (http://www.wyndhamworldwide.com/)  , an etsyRAIN Handmade Holiday Show Platinum Sponsor, offers “Vacation Currency (WorldMark Credits)” which you can use at any of their worldwide resorts for any length of stay including Seattle’s very own Camlin.  Recover from all of that holiday travel by having a vacation in town! 

The Camlin (https://www.worldmarktheclub.com/resorts/st/) has had a long and distinguished history in downtown Seattle. It was first built in 1926 as a residential hotel and was updated in 1962; over the years many celebrities passed through its elegant lobby and spent time in the lounge that once filled the top floor. Meticulous effort has gone into retaining the charm that once made the building a beloved fixture in downtown Seattle while bringing in modern comforts to make your stay at this urban resort memorable.

Treat yourself! Representatives from Worldmark by Wyndam will be at the show to answer any questions you might have about their properties and vacation packages so please stop and say hello.  

Thanks to Wyndam Worldwide for once again being a Platinum sponsor of our show and for their support of local and handmade crafts! 

Platinum Sponsor: Seattle Weekly

If you grew up in Seattle, it probably feels like The Weekly ( http://www.seattleweekly.com/) has grown up with you.  Before Microsoft, grunge, double-tall lattes, Amazon.com, soaring downtown condominium towers, fusion cuisine and a second floating bridge, Seattle was a dreary little blip on America’s radar, best known for airplanes, clinical depression, acres of clams and rain — lots and lots of rain.  The Seattle Weekly has been there through it all with stellar, engaging journalism celebrating the area’s awesomeness while also covering some of its toughest issues. 

The Seattle Weekly also supports local arts and crafts through their ongoing Platinum sponsorship of our etsyRAIN Handmade Holiday Show.  Pick up a copy of The Weekly today (or check out them out online) and be on the lookout for our ads!  Big thank you to Seattle Weekly for their support! 

Platinum Sponsor: Bernina

If you sew, your machine is an extension of you.  Your sewing machine is there through the good, the bad and the ugly so you know having a good machine is crucial and there is no doubt that the machines from Bernina International are some of the best. 

This year, local Bernina distributors, Bernina NW (http://berninanw.com/), will be present at this year’s etsyRAIN Handmade Holiday Show to demonstrate their machines and help you test-drive the latest equipment so you can find the model that is the perfect fit for your sewing needs!

Bernina International was founded in 1893 with the company’s first hemstitch machine.  By 1932 they were shipping household sewing machines and they have been continued to provide quality to home crafters and artists ever since. 

Thank you, Bernina International for being a Platinum sponsor of this year’s etsyRAIN Handmade Holiday Show!  Stop by and say thank you to them in person at the show! 

Vendor Showcase: Pop Culture

4COL…CTO…these are 2G2BT! Here’s the 411 on items that pop.

Kids these days don’t even know what this is…but you know they want it!

45 Record Adapter Necklace
Life size, laser cut stainless steel record adpater from Fable & Fury

John, I’m only dancing.

Bowie Art Print
Monkey does Bowie from Matthew Porter Art

Kawaii is the epitome of pop culture…and it’s even cuter when it’s goth!

Kawaii Goth Bunny T-Shirt – Girls
Hand silkscreened t-shirt from Namu

He’s a pepper, she’s a pepper…wouldn’t you like to be a pepper, too?

Dr. Pepper Wallet
Bifold wallet from recycled Dr. Pepper labels by Squigglechick

When Edna Mode from “The Incredibles” said “NO CAPES”, we know she wasn’t talking about this one!

Super Hero Cape & Mask
Fleece and flannel cape and mask by World of Whimm


Vendor Showcase: Curl Up by the Fire

When it’s cold outside, who doesn’t desire curling up by the fire on a chaise lounge? Here are a few ideas to keep you warm and content…

…a mug of warm cocoa at your side
Porcelain Cherry Mug
Handpainted, wheelthrown porcelain mug by Sarah Bak
…truffles at your fingertips

Dark Chocolate & Vanilla Bean Truffles
Artisan chocolate from Smitten Truffles
…your sharp dressed cat on your lap
Bow Tie Cat Collar
Washable fabric cat collar with elastic band by Chariots Afire
…your fingerless gloves on
Fancy Fingerless Gloves
Knitted (and sparkly) fingerless gloves from Scarf City
…felting project in hand
Paper Dolls E-Textiles Kit
Felt “paper dolls” with LED lights from Bitwise E-Textiles
…should I go on? 
Find more inspiration for a cozy fireside retreat at the etsyRAIN Handmade Holiday Show, November 29 & 30 on Pier 66.