Stitch wants you to apply

Dear Art Maker,

We love the work you do and are thrilled to formally invite you to apply to participate in our fourth annual fashion show and craft fair, Stitch: A Handmade Revolution, taking place in Austin on November 10, 2007. We are seeking talented, creative people like yourself to have a booth at the craft fair and even show items in the runway fashion show – it’s up to you at what capacity you would like to participate!

STITCH ORGANIZERS & MISSION
Stitch is produced by four small crafty business owners and members of the Austin Craft Mafia:  Jennifer Perkins of Naughty Secretary Club, Karly Hand of Identity Crisis Clothing, Tina Sparkles of Sparkle Craft and Jesse Kelly-Landes of Amet and Sasha. This event is an homage to independent designers, crafters and artists alike. We’re bringing this vibrant group together to create a community-directed, rather than competition-oriented atmosphere where everyone is encouraged to share their work.
STITCH 2003 – 2006

Attendance
2007:  (projected) 4,000/2006:  3,000/2005:  1,100/2004:  900/2003:  600

Vendors
2007: (projected) 85/2006: 75/2005: 65/2004: 50/2003: 25

Press
Nylon Magazine, Women’s Wear Daily, The Onion, WB, Elle Girl, Indie Craft Documentary, Rockpile, Bust, Venus, News 8 Austin, Papierdoll, Curve, Austin American Statesman, Austin Chronicle, Rare, Jewel Magazine, Downtown Planet, Xlent

PERKS & PROMOTIONAL OPPORTUNITIES
As mentioned, we want to grow the sphere of small independent businesses by offering an opportunity for participants to connect and build relationships with other designers, crafters and members of the independent business community. As a result, this will be a wonderful marketing opportunity for participants and attendees alike.  Swag bags filled with marketing material from vendors and designers will be handed out to the first 500 guests to arrive. Vendors from all over the country are being formally invited to display their wares both on the runway and in craft booths.  Storeowners from around the country are being invited to the event. We also offer tremendous sponsorship opportunities. It’s a great way to advertise your work if you’re not able to make it to Austin for the event! For more information on sponsorships please contact Jennifer at sponsorships@stitchaustin.com

JOIN US
We would be thrilled if you would be interested in participating in Stitch 2007 and become part of this exciting show and our dynamic and growing community. Please visit to our website, http://www.stitchaustin.com, for more information about the event and to apply for this year’s show.

Feel free to write Jesse at craft@stitchaustin.com with any questions or
concerns you may have. We look forward to hearing from you!

xox
Karly, Tina, Jennifer and Jesse

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About Women and Their Work Gallery

Known for its pioneering spirit, embrace of artistic innovation, and commitment to Texas audiences and artists, Women & Their Work Art Space is a one of a kind statewide non-profit organization. Voted “Best Gallery” numerous times in the Austin Chronicle Readers Poll, Women & Their Work Gallery showcases exhibitions of contemporary art throughout the year and presents performances, readings, film screenings and educational outreach programs.
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