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Virtual Market – Event Schedule

Join us on the @gotcraftmarket Instagram TV (IGTV) channel for a series of new tours, demos, and an opportunity to meet the maker behind the product!

How do I find you on IGTV?

If you’re already using IGTV, search for @gotcraftmarket or find the IGTV icon under our highlights on our profile page

If you aren’t familiar with IGTV, follow these easy steps:

  1. Login to instagram and find us @gotcraftmarket (you can either download the app or watch it through your instagram account which is what I normally do)
  2. Look for the IGTV symbol on our profile page right under our highlights
  3. Check the schedule below and tune in to your favourite sessions! Our videos will remain on our channel, so you can watch and share them as many times as you like!

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WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 21

The Lemon Square // @thelemonsquare
Shopping Small + Supporting Local
For many makers, artists, and small shops; the holiday season often accounts for almost 80% of their annual sales. Dan from The Lemon Square shares a friendly reminder the importance of shopping small and supporting local during these unusual times.

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 22

Dicky’s Dumps // @dickysdumps
“Hong You Chao Shou, 紅油抄手”
Join the team behind Dicky’s Dumps for a quick and easy demo of the dish the started it all. Learn how to whip up a batch of mouthwatering spicy wontons!

BAK’D // @bakdcookies
Behind the Scenes Kitchen Tour
Follow Jessica and Andy as they take you behind the scenes of where and how BAK’D cookies are created!

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 23

EastVan Bees // @eastvanbees
Visit to an EastVan Bees hive!
Steven from EastVan Bees takes us on a visit to the hive and a tour of his studio space!

Living Lotus Foods // @livinglotuschocolate
Bean to Bar Chocolate
Living Lotus Foods is committed to providing plant-based desserts that are gluten free, diary free, and free from refined sugars and soy. Join Audrey as she explains what bean to bar chocolate is and how it’s made.

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 24

Potter & Crow Craft Coffee Roasters // @potter.and.crow
Q&A with Potter & Crow Coffee Roasters
As a small batch roaster, Megan and Jennifer will walk us through their current coffee offerings and answer a few questions from our followers about how they started, where they source their coffee beans, and the process of roasting coffee to guarantee that you receive the freshest beans possible.

Tall Shadow Breads // @tallshadowbreads
Bread Shaping Technique Demo
A micro bakery based in East Vancouver specializing in sourdough breads, join Cass and Dayle as they take us through the process of the final shaping technique for some of their bestselling loaves.

images: The Lemon Square, Dicky’s Dumps, Living Lotus Foods, Potter and Crow Craft Coffee Roasters

Virtual Market – Event Schedule

True-Nosh-2Miya-Gu-Art-1Madera-1Join us on the @gotcraftmarket Instagram TV (IGTV) channel for a series of demonstrations, product launches, and tutorials!

How do I find you on IGTV?
If you’re already using IGTV, search for @gotcraftmarket and we’ll be releasing videos throughout the day between Friday, June 5th and Sunday, June 7th (see schedule below).

If you aren’t familiar with IGTV, follow these easy steps:

  1. Login to instagram and find us @gotcraftmarket (you can either download the app or watch it through your instagram account which is what I normally do)
  2. Look for the IGTV symbol on our profile page right under our highlights
  3. Check the schedule below and tune in to your favourite sessions! Our videos will remain on our channel, so you can watch and share them as many times as you like!

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FRIDAY, JUNE 5TH
5:00 PM
See You Soon Studio // @seeyousoon.studio
See You Soon Studio | Studio Tour
Step into See You Soon Studio and join Nicole Jang as she shares the inner workings of her home-based business. Highlights include: a taxidermied snake, organized hoarding, chaotic processes, and a museum of small sentimental things.

6:00 PM
Robbie Vergara Screenprinting // @rvscreenprinting
Studio Tour and Screenprinting Demo Using Water based Inks
Join screen printing artist Robbie Vergara as he gives you a brief studio tour and printing demo to see how all your favourite shirts are made. You’ll discover the basics of screenprinting with water-based inks and the process of hand pulling to create one of a kind printed apparel.

7:00 PM
LanaBetty // @lanabetty
Stacking Rings | Learn to Make a Ring Stack
Join goldsmith Lana Lepper of LanaBetty in her Gastown studio to learn the steps of making a set of stacking rings. Lana will demonstrate how to measure, cut, file, and solder the rings, as well as shaping, rounding and finishing using the tools available in her studio. She will be working with sterling silver and gold-fill.

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SATURDAY, JUNE 6TH
10:00 AM
MADERA // @maderagoods
Morning Meditation Practice with MADERA
Follow Miranda from MADERA as she guides you through a 10minute meditation session to motivate and encourage you during these challenging times.

11:00 AM
TAV Studio // @tav_studio
Pottery Demo and New Product Launch
Join ceramic artist, TAV Studio, in making a mug from start to finish – from throwing it on the wheel, to trimming, to attaching the handle, and finally glazing. Tanvi will also introduce her brand new collection diving into what inspired it and the journey of arriving at the final design.

12:00 PM
The Cocktail Box Co. // @thecocktailboxco
Moscow Mule Cocktail Demo
Join Derek for a brief description about the Cocktail Box products and how you can use them to create your own Moscow Mule!

1:00 PM
The True NOSH Company // @truenosh
Make a Veggie Tofu Stir-Fry using True Nosh Vegan Sauces
Join Renee as she cooks an Asian veggie and tofu stir-fry with a mix of True Nosh’s Oy! Stir Sauce and her Black Garlic Black Bean & Ginger Sauce with steamed fish. All of their products are vegan, gluten free, and made without any added sugars.

2:00 PM
The Dolly Shop // @thedollyshop
Scratchboard Illustrations | From Scratchboard to Screenprint with The Dolly Shop
Get an inside peak into Andrea’s studio while she demonstrates how she creates a scratchboard illustration. She will then walk you through the process from scratchboard to screenprint as she shows you how her drawings translate into clothing designs.

3:00 PM
Miya Gu Art // @miyathewhite
Watercolour Escape + Studio Tour with Miya Gu Art
Grab a beverage and watercolour palette and join Miya for a mini art therapy session. Miya will give you a virtual studio tour, show you her art set up, and demonstrate how to create a dreamy and magical painting using a combination of watercolour and digital processing with iPad Procreate + Photoshop.

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SUNDAY, JUNE 7
10:00 AM
LanaBetty // @lanabetty
Gemstone Rings | Set a Claw-set Gemstone Ring
Join goldsmith Lana Lepper of LanaBetty in her Gastown studio to learn the steps of setting a gemstone ring. Lana will demonstrate how to make the ring, prepare the claws, set the stone, and polish and clean the ring. She will be working with sterling silver.

11:00 AM
Atelier Eli // @atelierelidesigns
Home Tour and Product Sneak Peak by Atelier Eli Designs
Join maker Maggie Li from Atelier Eli Designs for a tour of her home studio and a sneak peak of her latest summer creations including her best sellers! Watch while she demonstrates how she creates one of her best selling wallets.

12:00 PM
Banyan Tree Kidz // @banyantreekidz
Peek Inside a Kids STEM Based Activity Subscription Box
Follow Banyan Tree Kidz, a local company creating and delivering children’s books and science and art projects aimed at kids between the ages of 3-7, as they give us a sneak peek inside their monthly kids subscription box.

1:00 PM
Luli Designs // @lulidesignsjewelry
Beadwork Earring Time Lapse Demo
Get a glimpse of the process of making a square stitch beadwork earring by watching this time-lapse video by Louisa from Luli Designs. Each earring contains 113 beads and takes half an hour to make in real time.

2:00 PM
Kasama Chocolate // @kasamachocolate
Chocolate Workshop Tour: A quick look at how chocolate is made
Kasama Chocolate will give you a quick peek inside a working chocolate workshop and show you the steps involved with making chocolate directly from the bean.

3:00 PM
Amara Blue Designs // @amarabluevan
Live Custom Stamping Session with Amara Blue Designs
Kassandra from Amara Blue will be hosting a live stamping session to custom stamp orders placed during the Got Craft? Virtual Market. Follow along to see how your custom designs are created!

* all times are published in Pacific Standard Time

images: The True NOSH Company, Miya Gu Art, MADERA

in the city :: food edition

I like to take pictures of my food. I’m not sure where this comes from. Maybe from my obsession with miniature fake food? Anyways, here is a glimpse of our meals the past few weeks. I have been on a mission to eat cleaner by including more fruit and veg and really, when it’s this pretty, why wouldn’t you eat more of that? I have also … {are you ready?} … been running * gasp *. I know. I am not a runner nor am I an early morning kind of person, but I just finished week 3 in the C25K program and nobody is more shocked than myself. Seriously.

pictured above:
dim sum :: crepes stuffed with fresh mango and whipped cream
watermelon
mango and banana
rhubarb mojito
berries from Krause Berry Farms
chocolate chocolate chip cookie (recipe here!)
watermelon, cherries, and mango
homemade potato chip experiment
breakfast with this french toast

-> you can follow me on instagram here @lotusevents <-

instagram vs. “regular” images

For those readers in the craft fair circuit, most of you are probably preparing your applications to the holiday shows. I wrote a post last year regarding craft fair applications for our session at the Summit of Awesome in Baltimore – part 1 and part 2, but I wanted to touch base on a topic that has been rattling through my mind for awhile… Instagram pictures vs. “Regular” pictures.

Instagram is an app where you can choose filtered effects to enhance the photos you take on your mobile devices. I love instagram and use it almost on a daily basis (you can follow me here). However, with the popularity of these apps, I started noticing a few craft fair applications and Etsy shops that started using their own photos that have been filtered.

In my opinion, instagram and other filtered images (even those ones that have been enhanced) do not always truly represent your product.  The app’s goal is to make your “regular” pictures prettier and you have to be careful as this may led to some people accusing you of misrepresenting your product especially for an online shop.

What are your thoughts? Would love to hear your opinion?

in the city :: instagram

According to instagram, it looks like there was a lot of eating going on the past few weeks!

There’s some breathing room in the calendar, so we are getting ready to finish painting the apartment and finally getting some art up on the walls. Will spend the next few days catching up on emails, hosting family in town, and maybe making some pickles? I’ve had canning on my mind ever since picking up this book at Powell’s. <- Why is it called canning when everything is done in jars?

Psst! Thanks to Phanie for the kale chip recipe. These things are addictive!

-> you can follow me on instagram here @lotusevents <-