DIY confab Craftcation lands in Ventura, March 22-25


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Need a craftcation? The Craftcation DIY workshop and indie-business conference takes place in Ventura on March 22 to 25. Started by Delilah Snell and her niece Nicole Stevenson, who also co-produce the Patchwork arts and crafts festival, Craftcation is geared toward anyone who is looking to start a craft-based business. Industry professionals will lead business workshops, panel discussions and Q&A sessions.

Events and topics include: how to start a crafty business; maximizing social media; blogging; the ins and outs of indie craft shows; Etsy; wholesaling; merchandising; accounting; legal issues; branding; website design and more. DIY workshops: screenprinting, sewing, canning and preserving, cheesemaking, needle arts, terrariums and edible gardens, organic bath products, jewelry and more. Speakers include Amy Tan, Aida Mollenkamp and Gustavo Arellano.


Also at the event will be meet-and-greets, pop-up shops, yoga, a barbecue and cocktail socials. See the full schedule here. Registration for a three-day pass is $275 at


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