This Saturday is the Handmade Harvest event put on by the fine folks at The DIME Store. This annual event is probably the single best day of shopping available in Denton. Yes, even better than that day after Thanksgiving when everyone eats leftover pie and then goes to Target to buy cheap Blu-Rays. At the Handmade Harvest, makers from all over gather together under one roof (this year at TWU's Hubbard Hall) to sell their wares. Read on to find out why you should make sure to stop by this weekend and what to check out.
While the Handmade Harvest is full of vendors selling handmade goods, don't let the term "handmade" fool you. These are not the Pinterest crafts that your Mom attempted (and failed) to create last weekend. The booths at the Handmade Harvest Festival sell artisanal and artfully crafted goods that you can often find in stores such as West Elm or
The sixth annual Handmade Harvest will offer an exciting mix of handmade products, live music (tunes provided by the likes of Bo Aughtry, Caleb Coonrod, and Matt Grigsby), live screen printing from Pan Ector, local food purveyors (including Surpies!), and much much more. In fact, over 50 crafters will showcase their newest goods including clothing, home decor, apothecary, and a plethora of other specialty items.
We're pretty pumped about quite a few of the sellers that will be present on Saturday. Thrō Studio makes beautifully raw handmade ceramics with a unique minimalist feel to them. Savvie Studio creates laser cuttings, jewelry and home goods that would make any high school geometry teacher drool (and probably you, too). KKB Metal Studio is a first-timer at this year's Handmade Harvest so make sure to stop by check out their organic yet sleek jewelry designs. Word on the street (Facebook) is that KKB Metal Studio will also have a few silver skulls on hand that are perfect for all of the spookiness that next week will entail. And that's just a few of the vendors. Additionally, Rachel Elise, Home Again Home Again, Archer + Hare, and tons more vendors. Check out the full list here.
Additionally, Wildflower Art Studio will be on hand teaching a bunch of mini workshops over topics such as needle felting, chalkboard hand lettering, and holiday card brush lettering. You can register for one of the events (or get more info) here.
The Handmade Harvest Festival is this Saturday, October 22nd from 10am - 4pm at TWU's Hubbard Hall. Discounted tickets can be had for only $2 in advance at The DIME Store on S. Locust or online through 10/20. Tickets will be $5 at the door. 18 and under get in for free.
Get there early, though! The first 50 people in line get a 'goody bag' stuffed with fun things from the vendors.