Last night I popped into the Craft Within Reach trunk show in Berkeley, California. A collaboration between Design Within Reach and Craft magazine, the event showcased many local artists and craftspeople displaying their handmade wares. DWR also featured its largest gift selection ever with many items priced under $100.
I was impressed with all of the wonderful vendors, but some of my favorite finds included the gorgeous, letterpress papercrafts from Victoria at Milkfed Press, the Japanese-inspired hide boxes from Modern-Twist, and the funky felted pebbles that Kelly, owner of Relish at Home displayed.
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Despite the rainy weather, the event was packed. There was fun to be had for all, with complimentary wine from Diseno, a tempting raffle, an ornament-making workshop, and tunes spun by my favorite local bhangra DJ, Jimmy Love.
If you haven't checked out a local arts and crafts fair yet for holiday presents, definitely make plans to attend one! The prices are often very reasonable, and the goods unique, locally crafted, and well made!