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North Country Crafters and A Handmade Christmas… something new for the holidays

Plans are under way for the first ‘A Handmade Christmas’ holiday craft show to be hosted by the North Country Crafters.

This show, which is being planned as an annual event, will feature arts and crafts all uniquely handmade by group members who are based in New York’s North Country area.

North Country CraftersThe show, to be held on Nov. 17 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Bruce M. Wright Memorial Conference Center, is the home of the Guilfoyle Ambulance service in Watertown.

Located in the old Covidien facility at 1291 Faichney Drive, it is a very easily accessible venue, just a few turns from NYS Route 81 when exiting either at Arsenal or Coffeen streets.

When asked how many members there are currently in the group, Jenn King, group creator said, “There are well over 200 members in the North Country Crafters group as of last count. It’s a great group of crafters that have come together and they are tremendously supportive of one another, both through online discussion and also when they meet at shows and markets throughout the North Country.”

King continued by saying, “These crafters are helping to bolster our local economy by encouraging each other to step out creatively and become active in the selling venues that appear seasonally in our area. It’s a really great thing to see how they are coming together to make this first ‘A Handmade Christmas’ show a success.”

The North Country Crafters area spans a geographic region from St. Lawrence County to the North through the St. Lawrence River Valley to the southeastern shores of Lake Ontario in Oswego County.

For more information about the ‘A Handmade Christmas’ event an also the North Country Crafters, please check the event page on Facebook at: https://www.facebook.com/NCCHandmadeChristmas.