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Published on January 12th, 2012 | by Bonnie Getchell


Craftcation: An Indie Business and DIY Conference

Craftcation Indie Business and DIY ConferenceVacations are amazing, but a craftcation? The thought of one makes my heart flutter! Craftcation is an indie business and DIY conference that will be taking place in Ventura, California on March 22-25, 2012.

Not only do you get to enjoy the beauty and beaches of Ventura, but you get to choose from over 50 workshops, lectures, and events led by over 30 presenters. Presenters include Jenny Hart, Kathy Cano-Murillo, Cathy Callahan, Christine Haynes, Lauren Venell, Nicole Vasbinder, Aida Mollenkamp, Evan Klieman, Rena Tom and The Urban Craft Center.

This is the perfect opportunity to take a vacation, get crafty, learn about the business aspect of creating, and meet a community of people who are as passionate as you are about crafting! The producers of Craftcation explain:

If you want to start, maintain or grow your indie business or take a break from your routine and learn new skills while networking, then Craftcation is for you! Craftcation will ignite the entrepenurerial business spirit and strengthen skills and abilities of both seasoned business owners and newcomers to indie craft business.

Craftcation Indie Business and DIY Conference

Events and topics include:

  • Indie Business:

how to start a crafty business, maximizing social media, blogging, in’s & out’s of indie craft shows, etsy, wholesaling, merchandising, accounting, legal issues, branding, website design, marketing on a budget and more.

  • DIY Workshops:

screenprinting, sewing, canning & preserving, cheesemaking, needle arts, terrariums & edible gardens, organic bath products, jewelry, embroidery, bookbinding and more. For more details on the many DIY workshops offered, check them out here!

Craftcation Indie Business and DIY Conference

  • Community:

meet & greets, pop-up shops, yoga, bbq & cocktail socials and so much more!

Craftcation Indie Business and DIY Conference

There’s still a bit of time to register, so you can still start saving up and mark your calendars for a Craftcation! For more info you can check out the Craftcation website or find them on Facebook.

[All images via Craftcation, used with permission]

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About the Author

Hello! I’m Bonnie — a craft nerd, musician, writer, furniture and vintage lover, crafter, and diyer!

If you would like to learn more about me, I also have my own blog, Revolutionaries, where I write about more craft projects, furniture redos, and my faith! You can also find me on , Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

One Response to Craftcation: An Indie Business and DIY Conference

  1. Florian says:

    Awesome blog you have here but I was curious about if you knew of any message boards that cover the same topics talked about in this article?
    I’d really like to be a part of community where I can get opinions from other knowledgeable people that share the same interest. If you have any suggestions, please let me know. Thanks!

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