Thursday, September 13, 2012

What's all the fuss about McCaw Hall?

etsyRAIN’s Handmade Holiday Show is getting an upgrade this year!  

Wait! First, a little homage needs to be paid to the Intiman Theatre. It was a wonderful host to the show for three years.
But, the Marion Oliver McCaw Hall at Seattle Center is bigger, gorgeous and has a reputation that packs a punch. From the moment this location became a contender for the next home of the etsyRAIN Handmade Holiday Show, the enthusiasm of all involved in securing the site spread like wildfire.
There’s more!
There are quite a few benefits that come along with holding an event at the McCaw Hall:
  • There’s the event plug on McCall Hall’s website.
  • And the event plug on Seattle Center’s website.
  • Plus, an e-blast promoting the show that goes out to nearly 300,000 people who frequent McCaw Hall’s prestigious events.
  • AND the news release has already been sent to 250 media outlets.
  • ALSO those giant marquees that promote the events at Seattle Center will promote the Handmade Holiday Show leading up to the event.
This is all in addition to the efforts of the etsyRAIN leadership team and volunteer coalition’s efforts to publicize the show, including a multi-phased public relations plan.
What does all this mean?

It means the show is going to be HUGE!

Thursday, September 6, 2012

etsyRAIN Handmade Holiday Show on

Handmade gift bonanza: etsyRAIN Handmade Holiday Show at McCaw Hall this November

Free Admission! 100 FREE Swag Bags EACH morning at 11am
 Published: Sep 5, 2012 at 8:25 AM PDT
Lovers of the handmade gift website etsy will have the chance to meet vendors and get great holiday gifts this November.

The fourth annual etsyRAIN Handmade Holiday Show kicks off Nov. 23-24 (Black Friday weekend) at McCaw Hall at Seattle Center. The show will give holiday shoppers the chance to kick off the biggest shopping season of the year with beautiful handmade gifts from more than 100 local artists and craft makers.

“We were looking for a great location to expand our Handmade Holiday show to present even more quality gifts to shoppers and were thrilled to discover that Marion Oliver McCaw Hall at Seattle Center was available,” etsyRAIN Organizer, Marlo Miyashiro said. “It’s a beautiful, spacious venue that will help us fulfill our main mission to support as many Pacific Northwest based handmade artists as we can.”
Admission to etsyRAIN Handmade Holiday Show is free. Swag bags will be given to the first 100 attendees through the street level entrance on Mercer Street all weekend.

For more information on the event, please visit or contact organizer Marlo Miyashiro at (206) 683-9744.

Extreme Yarn Bombing

Fabric artist and quilter Luke Haynes covered this Capitol Hill house with mainly acrylic pieces from Goodwill. He had the help of 30 people stitching for two days. The house on 15th Avenue East will become Ada's Technical Books in a couple of months.

Yarn bombing, yarnbombing, yarnstorming, guerrilla knitting, urban knitting or graffiti knitting is a type of graffiti or street art that employs colorful displays of knitted or crocheted yarn or fibre rather than paint or chalk.