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Patti Tools displays her wool mittens made from recycled sweaters at Carlie Beads and Friends Pop-Up Shop at Antoinette’s. The pop-up has 28 vendors involved.

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Darren Holcomb is seen in Lara’s Little PopUp on Sunday. This pop-up featured five vendors.

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Emily Sheff was selling products from Kenya to support her project The Get it Girl! Initiative empowering girls in northern Kenya through education and opportunity. They raise and redirect funds to support the development of a new generation of leaders in the rural region of Lake Turkana, one that includes the female voice. Sheff is currently sending two girls to school and has long-term plans for the project.

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The 2020 Global Village Craft Fair, down by one third, returned to the CYO Hall. There were large spaces among tables, customers were limited to 20 at a time and hand sanitizers and masks were used.

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The Global Village Craft Fair had a unique look this year. Down by one third, the annual fair returned to the CYO Hall. Here, Inderjeet Kaur was helping out on the Project Hedgehog, a group helping Syrian refugees selling Peace by Chocolates to raise funds.

Crafty crafters continue creating

Artisans and crafters have had to get creative this year with the intervention of COVID-19.

By Whitehorse Star on November 23, 2020

Artisans and crafters have had to get creative this year with the intervention of COVID-19.

The larger venues with large crowds are out of the question, and creatives wanting to sell products created smaller venues.

Lara Melnik, along with a group of five other vendors, opened a pop-up shop, Lara’s Little PopUp, on Wood Street.

Another group, Carlie Beads and Friends Pop-Up Shop, took over Antoinette’s restaurant to display products from 28 artists and crafts people.

This year’s Global Village Craft Fair, selling products from the international community, and featuring fair trade products from small co-operatives and individuals held their fair in the CYO Hall on Fourth Avenue.

The annual 12 Days of Christmas Fireweed Community Market will take place at the Kwanlin Dün Cultural Centre in Dec. 9-22. Due to space restrictions, the number of vendors is limited.

The Yukon First Nations Culture and Tourism Association, in partnership with the cultural centre, will present the second annual Yúk’e Arts Market Dec. 5-20 in the Artist Studio featuring products from Indigenous artists.

The Inclusion Yukon Christmas Market, also an annual event, will take place at their offices at #7 4230 Fourth Ave. from 11a.m. until 4 p.m. Dec. 5.

The Spruce Bog Christmas Boutique will be at The Old Fire Hall Dec. 4-22.

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Lillian Loponen on Nov 24, 2020 at 6:14 am

Christmas fair at Yukon Artists at work, the art gallery besides Antoinette's in the blue building also has gift items for Christmas during the month of December!

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Wendy Kingston on Nov 23, 2020 at 7:06 pm

To the amazing crafters! Please find a way to make a central place to buy online! I'd love to do more Christmas shopping with local makers but would prefer to shop online right now.

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Sandy Roussell on Nov 23, 2020 at 3:11 pm

Love Patti’s mittens. I have purchased many❤️

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