Plush You! is an annual exhibit of soft toys held by Kristen Rask here in Seattle at her more-than-awesome shop Schmancy, and this October her book Plush You!: Lovable Misfit Toys to Sew and Stuff is coming out (congratulations Kristen!).
There are a few events surrounding the book release and this year’s Plush You show. The show itself will be spread across a few shops will all reside in the same block (next to the Moore Theater), Schmancy, Fancy + Pants and Nancy will all exhibit. It’s set to go up October 12th from 5 to 9 p.m.
On September 30th there is a pre-Plush You event being held at Victrola Coffee, Schmancy is getting together with Made By Moxie who will be demonstrating and teaching needle felting from 1 to 4 p.m. The event is free, here is more from the Plush You site: “No experience is necessary and NO supplies either. Moxie has been very generous and is willing to bring supplies so you just need to bring yourself and money for coffee! She will be on hand during these four hours to answer questions, guide you and give you the moral support you might need for your first needle felting project. If you are in love with the craft by the time you leave, she will be selling her kits so you can go home and keep on working. If you are a more experienced felter, feel free to come along and share your ideas, meet fellow crafters and drink a damn good cup of coffee.”
There is also going to be an event at the Elliott Bay Book Company which will be the first official book party. Kristen is looking for a crafter or artist to do a tutorial for this event, details here.
If you’re coming to Seattle for the Plush You show this year, Kristen has posted a bit on where to stay, which is the Moore Hotel, which is right there in the block with the shops holding the show, which is right next to the Moore Theatre. It’s so much coolness packed together!
Also be sure to check out the Plush You Flickr group.