This Saturday is the eighth annual 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 fight over discounted televisions. 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 artisonal and artfully crafted goods that you can often find in stores such as West Elm.
The sixth annual Handmade Harvest will offer an exciting mix of handmade products, workshops, live screen printing from Pan Ector, and more. Over 50 vendors will showcase their newest goods including clothing, home decor, apothecary, and a plethora of other specialty items. Many are local to Denton, but vendors from both near and far will be featured at this year's Handmade Harvest. "It is kinda like a family reunion with old friends that return every year and bring new friends from Denton and beyond!" DIME Store owner Shelley Christner said.
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 makes amazingly organic yet sleek jewelry. And that's just a few of the vendors. Check out the full list here. Additionally, make sure to check out ceramic artist Diana Barns (@dianabarns), beautiful watercolor florals by Yandi Jester, and sweet kid-friendly jewelry for mamas by ShopDaisyBaby. Also, 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.
The Handmade Harvest Festival is this Saturday, October 21st 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. 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. Also, parking is free at the TWU campus on the weekend so don't worry about getting a ticket!