Handmade in St. Paul

Updated 4/24/2013

American Craft Council Show. Plus: DIY goods at the Hamms event.

Items from HAMMS Event
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American Craft Council Show

St. Paul is ground zero for lovers of all things handmade this weekend. The touring American Craft Council Show features more than 250 of the country’s best fine craft artists, ranging from one-of-a-kind jewelry — including Minnesota’s own Jennifer Merchant Design — to clothing and fashion accessories, home décor and kitchenware. New this year is “Make Room,” a series of craft-inspired room settings by 10 local interior designers. (10 a.m.-8 p.m. Fri., 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Sat., 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Sun. $5-$20. St. Paul RiverCentre, 199 W. Kellogg Blvd., St. Paul. www.craftcouncil.org.)

HAMMS Event

Named for its location on the former Hamm’s Brewery shipping dock, and as an acronym for “Help a Minnesota Maker Succeed,” this market features handmade goods from more than 45 vendors — knit accessories by Kedrin, laptop bags by Urban Junket, organic body products by StormSister Spatique and Bodylish and lipstick by the Elixery. Touting the event as a “Minnesota market with a twist,” organizers are pledging up to $5,000 of ticket sales to one lucky vendor. (10 a.m.-7 p.m. Sat. $10-$15. 713 E. Minnehaha Av., St. Paul. www.hammsevent.com.) Jahna Peloquin