Welcome to Queen City Craft. A place to spread the word about indie craft in Vermont.
Indie craft is about pushing the limits, finding your own line, reusing, recrafting, and creating. It is about offering an alternative.
What is indie craft? To quote Wikepedia " The indie design movement is made up of independent designers, artists and craftspeople who design and make a wide array of products without being part of large, industrialized businesses."
To me indie craft is a break away of your typical "grandma crafts", and even of "fine" craft which is typically found in VT. Large shows like Renegade Craft Fairs, Bazaar Bizaare have helped spread the word about indie craft. Products seen at such events tend to be a bit hipper, punker and edgier than your typical craft show.
I believe fine craft has always had a home here in VT but indie craft is a different culture that also deserves to be supported and promoted. I hope to create a space where all indie crafters in Vermont feel welcome. I want to give us a voice, support, teach, and spread the word.
Kacey is the girl behind Queen City Craft. No stranger to the craft scene, she was one of the founding members of the Burlington Craft Mafia. After the group disbanded, she wanted to continue the mission of promoting indie craft in Vermont and created Queen City Craft as a way to keep spreading the word.
Kacey lives in Burlington VT and is the owner of an indie craft business called Subsixstudios. Her primary focus is making new and recrafted jewelry, crotcheted and sewn accessories.
She is a balancing act of creative and business juices. With a background in sales and web project management, and web analytics, she is also a full time Web Analyst for a local company.
Kacey is the mother of two boys, and wife of a rockin' web developer. Her other hobbies include crafting (of course), gardening, reading, photography, playing guitar and writing poetry.
Queen City Craft was created to provide a home for indie craft in Vermont. If it looks a bit familiar that's because it is. Kacey used to co-produce the Queen City Craft Bazaar with Sara DeFilippi of the late Made Boutique & Gallery. Through her store and the creation of the Queen City Craft Bazaar Sara provided local indie crafters with a place to sell their handmade goods. Sara has since closed down the store and is moving on to other adventures so the torch has been passed to Kacey to carry on the message. Sara's entrepreneurial spirit will be missed in Burlington but her voice will still be heard from time to time as a guest blogger on Queen City Craft. You can find Sara blogging about her latest adventures here.
Thanks Sara! You will be missed.
The main focus of Queen City Craft will be to blog about indie craft in general, share event info, and highlight crafters and shops throughout Vermont. If you are an indie crafter or store and think you might want to be featured on this blog check out the submission guidelines.