Meet the new members at the FALL CRAFT RACKET!

After a bit of a hiatus, the quarterly Craft Rackets are back! We’re looking forward to hosting dialogs on topics of interest to crafters every January, April, July, and October. With the holiday season right around the corner, we thought we’d kick off our Rackets on October 16 with the ever-important subject of pricing.  Find out what your peers think you should be charging for your work!The Racket includes our popular interactive pricing demonstration: bring ONE of your handcrafted items along with a sign or tag displaying the materials or anything else important to know about the process to make your work. Do not include your name or business name.

During the Racket, everyone will guess prices for our work, and we’ll choose a few items to review as a group. Various Mafia members will also share their expertise in pricing one’s work in a handout you can take home with you. Whether you are a new or experienced craft entrepreneur, this is sure to be an informative and fab evening of socializing, talking shop, and sharing a snack or two with your fellow crafters!

CRAFT RACKET – Fall, 2013
Wednesday, October 16
6pm – 9pm
Blue Buddha Boutique
1127 W Granville, Chicago, IL (just west of the Granville stop on the Red Line)
Cost: FREE!
Please RSVP by emailing or calling Blue Buddha at 773.478.3767

New members
NEW MEMBERS!And at the racket, you can meet our new members!  Freshly initiated into the Mafia, we’d like to welcome Jason Pike of Lad Named Felix, Maia Singletary of Astrida Naturals, Rachel Gedemer of Stitch, Kandy Christensen of Meandering Design, and Lydia Evans of Letterpress by Lydia.

Our new members have some great ideas for ways in which the Mafia will promote small businesses in the arts and crafts industries, foster connections between our peers, and some great outlets and events to get our craft on.  We’re excited for 2014!

Keep on crafting!
The Chicago Craft Mafia

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