Thursday, May 22, 2008

Handmade Parade - Showcase of Craft Goodness

Handmade Parade is a beautifully designed, bright new showcase site for handmade goods. It's owned and run by Claire Bone, from the Glitter and Grunge Co-Op site. She also has plenty of experience organizing "real world" craft fairs.

The aim of Handmade Parade is to offer "a more modern interpretation of vintage crafts". The site design has a real vintage/contemporary feel to it, all gorgeous green polka dots. It also has a Pattern Page, where artists can sell their own patterns and kits along with finished pieces. Each Artists Page contains links to their own website, etsy, dawanda, flickr etc. There are also pieces offered by each artist which are exclusive to Handmade Parade. Artists work is updated every month, so there will always be something new to discover!
The site is juried so that it can offer a focused selection of some of the great crafty talent that is available on bigger online venues like Etsy and ebay.

If you're interesting in finding out more, or for information on how to join, you can email Claire at she is very nice and helpful! Also, check out the Handmade Parade Blog which features handmade items from all over the world. At the moment there is a post about yours truly, complete with geeky photo!

1 comment:

BigCat said...

Another great site for contemporary crafts. Fantastic. And congrats on being featured on it too.

I am off to do some online window shopping then.