Room to Craft’s favorite month of the year is October–and for good reason. The community crafting cafe celebrated their 3rd anniversary on October 2 and began hosting workshops in celebration of this spooky season, with further festive plans in the works.
Jessica Drake opened Room to Craft, their first brick-and-mortar business, in 2019 after thinking about community business ideas that were lacking in Bothell. While Drake enjoys the concept of the paint-and-sip, which is where artists drink wine and paint the same portrait, Drake wanted to create greater flexibility for those coming into the space.
A Fairie House workshop will be held on October 22 from 7-9 p.m., where artists can create a home for their favorite fairies. Materials and ideas will be provided during the workshop, and attendees are invited to bring any add-ons. Room to Craft will offer spooky add-ons if artists wish to create haunted fairie houses. Tickets for this workshop are $35.99.
Local wine, beer and cider will be offered at the music-filled workshop, in addition to sandwiches, salads, snacks and non alcoholic beverages. The workshop is 18+ and a mask mandate will be in place for immunocompromised friends and family.
On October 30 Room to Craft is hosting a masquerade and ghostly experience, Bothell Crow Festival. The event will be held at Rebekahs of WA, located at 10116 Northeast 185th Street and will take place from 7-11 p.m.
The Bothell Crow Festival will be split into upstairs and downstairs areas. The upstairs area will act as more of a social setting and will feature dancing, a costume contest and food. The downstairs area will act as a quieter space and will consist of witchy creations to participate in and vendors including:
- Panorandom spell cart
- Artists AMD and Sarah Crumb
- Sugar Bytes Cupcakes and More
- South 2 West Boiled Peanuts
- Weird Vanity
Tickets for the Bothell Crow Festival are $15, and the event is ages 21+.