Inspiring Works From Rural Farms, Forests, & Charming Villages on the Salish Sea

Creative Makers News in the San Juan Islands

See What’s Hatching with San Juan Islands Makers and Organizations

Hatch shares news and activities from makers through out the San Juan Islands archipelago, off the northern coast of Washington State. 


Take a look at upcoming – or previous – workshops, festivals, markets, tours and more featuring the creative endeavours of island artists, artisans, designers, performers, builders, and partners in the maker economy.


We welcome your participation!


The Hatch newsletter is published by the San Juan Islands Makers Guild, founded in 2019

hatch newsletter issues - 2023

April – May 2024


Get Your FOLK ON! Come to the Salish Sea Folk Arts Fest on Orcas Island – Registration is OPEN! Saturday pass includes a full day of music, folk dancing, kids camp, and a Makers Fair. Plus add-on Fri and Sat workshops in drum making, cedar basket making, wood carving, blacksmithing, voice and music, spinning, weaving, eco-poetry writing, contra dance and more.


On Orcas Island at the historic Moran State Park, May 17-18. Come play! Learn, dance, sing, and celebrate PNW Folk Arts.


April 2nd issue

March – April 2024


Welcome to Earth Day Orcas 2024!


Join the Orcas Island Community at the Earth Day Celebration with playful learning experiences for all ages featuring art, music, science and poetry on the Eastsound Waterfront, Saturday afternoon, April 20th.


The two-day event opens with a wonderful eco-poetry reading on Friday evening on the 19th. Procession of the Species promenade is Saturday morning and reaches the waterfront festival at noon.


March 7th issue


April 5th issue

December 2023



Artisan Market News: Makers Guild and County Wide



Winter Art & Adventure Online Auction and Update



Friday Night Market, Dec 8th on Orcas Island



Saturday – Sunday Day Markets, Odd Fellows Hall, Eastound WA

November 2023


Wonder Camp’s Mushroom and Lichen Dyeing Retreat, Looking ahead at 2024 Activities, Holiday Fairs coming up on Orcas and San Juan

October 2023

Farm Tours and Farm-to-Fork Events, Mycopigment Retreat,

Call for Makers for Winter Artisans Market in December,

November Makers Village Pop-Ups and Walk About.

September 2023


Imagine Festival, Repair Economy, Farm Tour events & more


Farm Tour Lunch & Dinner Invitations

August 2023


Makers Across the Islands and Introducing the Makers Hub


Food Heroes Dinner honoring The Kitchen

Summer 2023


Wonder Camp on Orcas Island – introduction



Listen to the Wild – poetry invitation


Music Camp track – teachers and performers


Wonder Camp Web Site



April 2023


Earth Day Festival News and Events

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