During the winter holiday season, crafts fairs are held at many different venues. A recent New York Times article tells about a large crafts fair named Craftacular that was held in mid-December in Brooklyn, New York. In addition to offering a wide range of handmade products, this crafts fair also featured a number of mystical craft-related attractions.
The Craftacular fair is sponsored by a women’s lifestyle magazine and website named Bust, that provides a feminist perspective on various topics. Celebrating its twelfth year of existence, Craftacular began as a small Brooklyn event, and is still held there each year. The event has generated so much interest that it is also now a yearly event in Los Angeles and London.
An assortment of interesting workshops were held during the recent Craftacular fair that was held at the Expo Center in Brooklyn. One of these involved learning how to belly dance, while another offered participants the opportunity to learn about and connect with their past lives. A workshop that focused on the use of bath salts was especially popular with attendees of the fair.
Visitors to the Craftacular fair were able to learn how to read tarot cards, have their horoscopes read, learn about their chakras and learn how to palm-read. Free gold-colored, temporary tattoos depicting ovaries were offered at the fair to anyone who wanted one. Fans of glitter could even partake of the biodegradable glitter and wax “bombs” that were being sold at one of the many booths that were set up at the event.
Various activists were present at the Craftacular fair, representing a host of causes and organizations, and several different speakers were featured at the event. Among the topics that were discussed at the fair were consent, male-run institutions and storytelling.
Lots of vendors were on hand at the twelfth Craftacular fair in Brooklyn. Vegan beauty products, lots of crystals, handbags, teas, jewelry and artwork are just some of the products that were available.