Celebrating Five Years in Business!
Posted on 23 March 2018
Guys! We reached a really big milestone the other day -- the five year anniversary of being in business! What!
This whole crazy, crafty ride started exactly 5 years ago. Brooklyn Craft Camp, our first-ever event -- the event that spawned Brooklyn Craft Company as we know it today -- took place on March 16, 2013. Created by Brett Bara (above!), Craft Camp was a one-day event that included a whole roster of craft classes, delicious food, great music, drinks, and the sparkling company of almost 150 rad NYC-area crafters.
It was so fun! We packed the house, a very vintage church basement in Greenpoint, Brooklyn. Jay Carroll, winner of Project Runway Season 1, was the keynote speaker. So many of the event's instructors are still part of the Brooklyn Craft Company family. Many of the attendees are still our regular customers today (love you guys!). The guy that DJ'd the party is now Brett's husband and they have three-year-old twins!!!
So let's take a little stroll down memory lane, shall we? Here are some pics from the day. Just wow... we've come so far in the past five years, but there's so much about this first event that is still very much alive in the present-day Brooklyn Craft Company. We're still rocking the same spirit of approachable, laid-back craft classes in a fun social setting... and still lots of pink. So much pink!
It was a magical day, and the start of so much! Thank you to everyone who attended that day, everyone who taught and staffed, and to everyone who's helped us keep crafting for the past five years!