Meet Our Vendor: Junebug and Darlin
We are so excited to have new vendor, Junebug and Darlin join us for our winter show! If you are feeling crafty after shopping our show, be sure to swing by their booth to grab some awesome kits to get you started. You’ll be hooked in no time!
Who are you and what do you do?
Junebug and Darlin specializes in making modern cross stitch kits. Our kits provide crafters with the tools to create heirloom quality subversive crafts by providing all of the supplies needed- from first stitch to frame. Each is designed and assembled by the owners, combining nature, queerness and political justice.
What’s the latest thing you’ve been working on?
Recently I’ve been working on some super special floral designs. These are a bit of a transgression from my normal political resistance kits because they don’t have any text, but I think they are a perfect compliment for an art collage wall.
What is your favorite new product for 2017?
My favorite new products are a 100% tie between my “Stay Tender” kit and “You Are Enough” kit. Both are limited edition large scale kits focusing on affirmations and self-care. The “Stay Tender” kit actually sold out this summer, but it was so popular I’ve decided to bring back another round for the holidays.
How far will you be traveling to come to UCU?
All the way from Portland, OR!
What do you love most about craft show vending?
So much of running a business these days exists solely online, so whenever I get the opportunity to meet makers in person – I can’t pass it up! My favorite craft fair experience is turning shoppers into craftivists. There’s a really special moment when people realize that my products are DIY kits. When I see that glowing smile from others realizing that they could make their own piece of feminist artwork, it makes all my hard work worthwhile.