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Teams Digest : Location Based Teams! handmade and vintage goods

Ever wish you could meet up with other Etsy members in your area, to see their handiwork up close and in person, or just meet other people who value handmade like you do? Here’s a list of opportunities! There are Etsy Teams in just about each of the US states and many more all over the world! Here’s a sampling of some upcoming events location-based Etsy Teams are participating in.

Om Baby Yoga Studio in Pt.Pleasant, NJ is hosting a craft show organized by the EtsyNJ Street Team. Come support the Etsy NJ Team there on November 8 from 12 – 5 PM. Team members pinkee, bkdesigns, creationsbydanielle, dragon06, seahorsedesigns, baobablove, beachchick, creationsbyrobin, whatseatingyin, yinsouciant, yinvivo, capitalcitycrafts, kitkatquilts, madebymelissa, copabananas, and heartofnature will be there with their handmade items. It will be a great opportunity to get started on your holiday gift shopping – there is no better gift than a truly one of a kind handmade gift from an EtsyNJ member! 

Come one come all! A nice cold snap has hit and it’s time for a cup of cocoa. The Georgia Etsy Street Team is having an “It’s Fall Y’all” Online Trunk Show this weekend! So go get yourself a cup (with marshmallows, they hope!) and come on back to your computer for an easy shopping experience! From Friday, October 11 to Monday October 13, visit any of the Georgia Etsy Street Team shops for sale information and get ready for the holidays with them! There’s no time like the present to get a start on your Christmas shopping. Avoid the mad rush and buy handmade this year!

Seattle area EtsyRAIN members have been taking some time to say “goodbye” to outdoor shows in the summer sun and “hello” to a new season — indoor show season! To kick off their fall show season, they’re producing their very own show — The Handmade Arts Show at St. Edward State Park in Kenmore, WA October 12, 2008 10am to 4pm. This will mark their third self-produced show since in less than a year and it promises to be their best to date, with 50 free swag bags to the lucky bunch who gets there first!

Baltimore Team and Etsy Admin Matt

Etsy Admin Matt and the Baltimore Etsy Team. Photo from Tigerlilyshop on Flickr.

The Philly Etsy Team is holding two Craftadelphia events this month — one regular show on October 11 and one in conjunction with Design Philadelphia on October 18. Craftadelphia is the Philly Team’s monthly Trunk Show event held at the Mew Gallery. The Team is also really excited about participating in the Philly Sewing Collective’s Swap-O-Rama-Rama by tabling and giving handmade promotional bags to the first 100 participants.

We’re pleased to announce the Hornet’s Nest Team’s Craft Attack! show on October 11 in Independence Park, Charlotte, NC. Come visit many designers from the North Carolina region at what promises to be a fantastic event! Check out their great vendor list to see some of the great Etsy sellers who’ll be participating.

The Etsy Texas Crafters Team will be demonstrating some eco-friendly techniques at Maker Faire, Austin, TX on October 18 + 19. Stop by to say hello to some of this large Team’s members! Don’t forget to join the Team for ETC First Mondays — 24 hours of great promotions in participating members’ shops on the first Monday of each month. Search TeamEtsyTX to find items from this Team!

Members of the Boston Handmade Team (check out their Featured Team article here!) will be selling their wares at the SOWA South End Open Market on Sunday, October 12. Stop by, say hello and browse their amazing assortment of handcrafted wares.

Support your Local Etsy artists! For more information on Etsy Teams and to learn how to join, visit