This season—to help navigate through all the craft shows—my interns Jessica Hargest and Shabdiece Esfahani—will be conducting pre-show interviews and post-show reviews of all the big holiday shows.
First up—Becket Hitch, a skillful collaboration between Kohli Flick and Katie McDonough, two local desingers themselves. The boutique pop-up shop, at Woodberry Kitchen this Saturday from 10-3, will offer handcrafted items of high quality and impeccable design. The mission of Becket Hitch is “to redefine the current perception of craft by aiming to bring back the craftsman, the designer, the maker." Vendors include Valentina Black Scents, Mary Laurel Burt, The Floral Studio, Rob Bilek, K Flick Studio, Apex Spire and Bmore Papercuts. For $10 you can join in the festivities and get head start on a unique holiday shopping experience. Tickets (cash only) will be available to purchase from 11-7 at Red Tree (921 W. 36th St., Hampden) and from 10-4 at The Floral Studio, (6510 Falls Rd., Baltimore) the rest of the week, online or at the event itself.
Below is an inside scoop from the collaborators:
What can the guests expect at Becket Hitch? They can expect to find unique handcrafted products from some of Baltimore's most talented designers and makers. Products range from jewelry to hand poured candles and cozy knits.
Why did you decide to start the craft show? We didn't feel like we fit in to other shows, and we wanted to do one that we'd feel at home in.
How many designers typically showcase their work? This being our first year doing the show, we'll have 11 makers. In the future we hope to expand the show to include up to 25 makers.
Do you have any special tips/tricks for potential buyers? With everything being handmade and often one of a kind, we recommend that buyers get there early for the best picks. Most of our makers can accommodate special orders.