Zine Club Chicago Online: The Business of DIY — Conversation With Jenna Blazevich of Vichcraft, Tues. Oct 17th

Oct ’23
7:30 pm

Zine Club Chicago Online: The Business of DIY
A Conversation with Jenna Blazevich of Vichcraft
7:30 p.m. CT Tuesday, October 17 on the Quimby’s YouTube channel

This month, Zine Club Chicago is excited to welcome Jenna Blazevich of Vichcraft for a conversation about the business of DIY! Jenna, a local artist and chainstitcher, has channeled her DIY passions into one of Chicago’s most inventive independent businesses.

Want to know more about the nuts and bolts of making a living with your art while expressing your DIY values, building an indie business from the ground up, and forging successful partnerships with other creative folks? Jenna will discuss all this and more — including how her secondhand risograph printer was a major score — in conversation with Zine Club Chicago producer Cynthia E. Hanifin.

Please join us for Zine Club Chicago Online: The Business of DIY — A Conversation with Jenna Blazevich of Vichcraft at 7:30 p.m. CT Tuesday, Oct. 17 on the Quimby’s Bookstore YouTube channel. No need to RSVP – just head over to YouTube.com/QuimbysBookstore.

Do you have questions for Jenna? Please email them to us in advance at zineclubchicago@gmail.com or join the YouTube chat during the event to take part in the Q&A segment of the discussion.

Vichcraft recently collaborated with us to create some special merch for our 32nd anniversary! You can check out the limited-edition t-shirt and more here: Quimby’s x Vichcraft

Vichcraft is the independent and collaborative, multi-disciplinary studio of Jenna Blazevich.

Since being founded in 2015, Vichcraft has steadily been building a collection of social-issue driven projects made with various tactile handcraft mediums. Currently there is a focus on creating embroidery work using a 100 year old hand-cranked machine, lettering design collaborations with socially-conscious companies, and conceptual stained glass.

Vichcraft strives to work right around the line between art, craft, and design to create historically-informed work that provokes new ways of thinking.

Zine newbies and longtime enthusiasts alike are always welcome at Zine Club Chicago, the city’s only book club-style event for people who read zines. This free monthly series is produced by Cynthia E. Hanifin and sponsored by Quimby’s Bookstore. Anna Jo Beck designs our monthly flyers, created our logo, and made our Zine Club Chicago Shout-Outs site, where folks can peruse and recommend zines we’ve discussed at our events.

Facebook link here. More info on the Zine Club Chicago social media channels: @zineclubchicago

Image description: A red-blue-and-grey infographic flyer with a photo of Jenna Blazevich of Vichcraft holding one of her birds, a background featuring photos of several of Vichcraft’s designs, and text that reads: “Zine Club Chicago: The Business of DIY Edition — A Conversation With Jenna Blazevich of Vichcraft; Online! Free! More info on quimbys.com; 7:30 p.m. CT Tuesday, Oct. 17, 2023; YouTube.com/QuimbysBookstore