Craft Internship: Plush You/Schmancy

Wow, the jobs just keep rolling in! Marimello promises a serious post soon...in the meantime, if you are looking for experience in an indie shop, here's a good crafty internship. Let us know if you get it. We'll be jealous.

In case you aren't familiar, Plush You is an annual plush show that recently opened up a great brick and mortar up in Seattle called Schmancy. Here's the plea:

Folks, I just can't do it anymore all on my own. Elena is awesome and I wish I could clone her so I would have more of her but I can't. I am looking for an intern here at Schmancy to help with the gallery portion of my job. All the aspects of my job are like one full time job after another. BUT the internship is a part time gig that would help you learn the ins and outs of running a gallery.

Here are more details:

We are looking for an intern to help us manage the gallery side of Schmancy. This would be a part time position with us that can be done mostly from your home.

Description of job duties:
*update blog for gallery
*communicate with artists on a regular basis
*manage preview list
*promote the shows
*contact media about upcoming shows
*hang art with artist on day of openings (second friday of the month)

We are looking for someone right away. Resumes are due by April 25th. Please email me or drop them off directly at Schmancy 1932 2nd ave

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Craft Job: Wm. Wright Co.

Wm. Wright Co. is a leading manufacturer of sewing and craft products such as Boye knitting & crochet implements, EZ Quilting tools, as well as trimmings, ribbons, home decorator trimmings and more!
This position is geared for a third or fourth year college student enrolled in a marketing or fashion merchandising program. You will be responsible for assisting the marketing team with preparation of new product presentation materials for the sales team, trade show materials, and assisting the marketing team in the day-to-day activities of the department.

This position will work with the Advertising and PR Manager for approximately 6 weeks and work with the Product Development team for 6 weeks.
Job Requirements:
  • Should have working knowledge of Microsoft Office; knowledge of MS Project a plus.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills.
  • Ability to organize and prioritize work, juggle several projects at once.
  • 20 hours per week minimum (2-3 days/week) for a twelve week period. Must have own transportation.
This is a paid position. College credit may be available depending on the requirements of your college or university.
  • Location: Antioch, TN
  • Compensation: $10 / hour
  • This is a part-time job.
  • This is an internship job
  • Principals only. Recruiters, please don't contact this job poster.
  • Please, no phone calls about this job!
  • Please do not contact job poster about other services, products or commercial interests.
See the original post over here.

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Craft Internship: Toronto Craft Alert

Read the original post here.

TCA is seeking interns to contribute the development of the project to be a greater resource to readers, and to reach people outside of our current community.

Depending on your area of interest, intern responsibilities may include:
  • Research for an exciting new craft resource directory
  • Coverage of local craft events
  • Identifying creative venues and new ways to spread the word about the TCA
  • Researching and posting blog & mailing list content
Perks may include tickets to craft related events, volunteer/internship hours for school programs, credited experience for your CV, and the opportunity to support and become more engaged in your local craft community.

Respond to the following questions & attach your resume in an email to

1. What is your interest or how are you engaged in craft?
2. What type of work are you interested in doing for the TCA?
3. What skills and experience can you bring to this work?
4. How do you think this internship will serve your needs and interests?

Please reply to this posting by April 25, 2008.

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Craft Job Post: The Knitter's Studio

If you love knitting and crocheting and are looking for a job in the fiber arts industry, The Knitter's Studio may be the place for you.

We're looking for an enthusiastic knitter to work full or part time with technical experience who can fix mistakes and help customers with good customer service skills. You must have a flexible schedule and be willing and able to work on weekends and/or weekdays. We are going on line as a retail shopping site very soon and computer literacy is required. Familiarity with Adobe Photoshop would be a plus. Punctuality and being responsible is a must. We need a minimum of a year commitment.

This is a great opportunity to gain experience in knitting, retail, and ecommerce. Please email or fax us your resume if you think you would be a good match.

Phone: 323 655-6487
Fax: 323 655-6480

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Craft Internship: Martha Stewart Living Magazine

Oh if only Marimello were younger and richer...

Martha Stewart Living magazine is looking for 2 summer editorial interns, one would receive monetary compensation, the other must be eligible for college credit. Candidates should have an interest in magazine publishing and a background in English, journalism or communications; a passion for home, crafts, food, decor, or gardening is a plus. Please email resume and cover letter to mbuffardi [ at] marthastewart [ dot] com.

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MagKnits Update

Crafters are such nice people.
With the closure of MagKnits, there are patterns floating out there with out homes. Moonlight Stitches has offered up space on her blog for those patterns here. If you know of any one who published their patterns and is looking for a new space to host them, send them Moonlight's way.
What a nice warm fuzzy to tack on an otherwise sad story.

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Crafty Bummer: MagKnits closes up shop

Marimello strives to be a resource and to provide you dear readers with calendar and job info. It's tough stuff, but not as tough as some of the other crafty services being provided out there in the internet. So tough in fact, that it can be overwhelming and it is with sadness that we read about MagKnits closing up shop after a four year run. It is with even greater sadness that the reason stems from a surge of negative feedback about the site:

"Lou and I have thought long and hard about what kind of action to take, and as hard as it is for me to give up MagKnits I know that it is the right thing for us to do. The amount of negative feedback we have been receiving has hugely increased this year and to be perfectly honest there is only so much of ourselves that we can give to the site. Someone made a comment about us earlier in the week that we would be stupid to run a business that didn't pay us a salary, this made us sit back and think 'Yes, you're right. We would be stupid to carry on giving so much and getting little in return.'"

Bummer. The silver lining is of course that the designers whose patterns were published on MagKnits own their designs and we expect to see a bunch of them posted on blogs. And also we're glad to hear of Kerrie's continued efforts on the big old supply site, Yarn Forward.

If you are really too bummed, go brighten your day with the neatoness in Amanda Sainsbury's shop.

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Craft in the News

So many new friends from Craft Con this last weekend! It's nice to see their shining faces popping up in the news. Yesterday, Sacramento Craft Mafia was the Lifestyle/Scene feature in an article titled Handmade With Attitude. The article points out something Marimello is particularly fascinated with--that this group, like so many other crafty groups, germinates online before moving out into the three dimensional world. The article also touches on a major talking point of Craft Con--that be they local, like a craft mafia or global, like Etsy, having our networks online enables us to participate in the creation of a new "think global, act local" movement.

"Such global dreams are part of the crafting phenomenon's social-movement dimension, complete with a countercultural, political tone that appeals to those interested in living more simply and greenly (many popular crafts use recycled material). Its earnestness shows up in terms like "craftivism" and the online circulation of 'buy handmade' pledges."

Check out the rest of the article here, and congrats on the press Peptogirl!

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Craft Con Round Up...Tomorrow

Marimello's taking the day off before giving you the lowdown on Craft Con. Suffice to say it was a blast!

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Marimello is hittin' the road: Craft Con 2008

Big doing have been afoot all week at Marimello HQ. We've all been running around like chickens with our heads cut of in preparation for Craft Con 2008.

In case you're in the Bay area this weekend, come stop by and say hello!

Tomorrow, Friday April 4:
Things will be kicking off about 2:30 at La Boulange where we'll all meet up and head out for a tour of the city. We'll be checking out the Rag Co-Op, Rose and Raddish, Dark Coast Garden Corsets, Stitch Lounge, Rare Device, Pandora's Trunk, and Doe before we rest our tootsies with ReadyMade Magazine at Danny Coyle's.
Dinner at Cafe International is going to look reeeaaally good after that hike.

Saturday, April 5:
If we survive the tour, we're kicking crafty things off on Saturday at the Brava Theater. We've planned a whole load of sessions on Social Networking, Brick and Mortar shopkeeping, Crafting Green, Getting Published, Extreme Craft, Product Development, Altruism and Project Management. In addition, we all get to peep the new Handmade Nation trailer and have a little Q&A time with Faythe. We're really looking forward to the evening discussion on High vs. Low Crafting. Marimello got a sneak preview of the discussion from Garth Johnson of Extreme Craft and you can bet it's gonna be good. (You may remember the recent stirrings on this topic over here on imogene.org.)

In the evening, we're kicking up our heel at the Crafty Style Gala. Even if you didn't come for the sessions, you can still get into the Gala.

Sunday, April 6:
Marimello will surely be pooped at this point, but you can be sure our dragging feet will be headed back to the Brava for sessions on structuring a Craft Business, finding Sponsorship, getting Healthcare and peeping a case study in Craft Gym.

Stay tuned for more blogging from the actual event!

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