Even if you haven’t had time to furnish all of your loved ones with your own handmade items, you could still buy some from your Weavers Guild friends! Here is a list of members who are offering wonderful handmade goods for sale, and how you can get them before the holidays. To begin, be sure to visit the Textile Center shop, which includes the work of many Guild members, including Kelly Marshall, Carol Johnson, Chiaki O’Brien, Carolyn Golberg, Katherine Buenger, Becka Rahn, Doreen Harzell, Beth Wilson, Susan Hensel, Mary Mortenson, and Lisa Murray.
(Note: this was a hastily-pulled-together list. Please let me know if you have a sales event to add, and I would be glad to do so. Robbie e-mail)
Kathy is part of the Fine Craft Collective, a pop up shop for a group of Northfield artisans. They are located in the Northfield Arts Guild gallery space and open every day thru Christmas Eve, www.finecraftcollective.com
Sami bracelets , or a kit to make one, always make nice gifts. Find those and more on Katherine’s website, buengerstudios.com.
Kala Exworthy, Ann Masemore and Jill Lynn
Visit their studio at the Northrup King Building on the December 3 First Thursday event at the Northrup King Building, Studio 410.
Visit Lou’s holiday show on December 4 and 5. http://www.louisefrench.com/holiday_sale_2015.htm
Nedra will be selling rugs and placemats at the 1st Makers Market at the “A” Mill Artist Lofts on December 12 from 10:00 a.m. To 2:00 p.m.
Carol Rajala Johnson and Marian Quanbeck-Dahlberg
Visit them at Julmarknad, a Christmas market, at the American-Swedish Institute on December 5, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Visit! Color Crossing’s Holiday Boutique is open from November 20 to December 24 during regular store hours on Wednesday (10-7), Thursday and Friday (10-5), and Saturdays(10-4). On December 24 they will be open until 1:00 for the last minute shoppers. 201 N. Vine St., Roberts, Wisconsin 54023 (715-749-3337)
Wendy’s pop-up shops are finished for the season, but you can buy from her via her website, Saga Hill Designs, and soon (after 12/1/2015) on her Etsy site, where her name is Sagahill. Her website focuses on focus on items that are undyed (silk, silk blend, and protein fibers and yarns) and items like my Minnesota Series dyes, homemade sugar scrub and hand cream, and miscellaneous items like silk fusion kits. Her Etsy site (Sagahill) will have dyed and other handmade items. Wendy also has some items in the Fiber Source shop at the Guild, too.
Holiday Marketplace event at the Casket Arts Building, Saturday, December 12, 10am-6pm.
Kelly’s beautiful rep weavings are featured in the Textile Center of Minnesota’s shop this holiday season. You can also visit Kelly’s studio in the Northrup King building, which is open M-F 9-4 and Saturdays Nov 28 -Dec 19th, noon -4pm. You can also purchase via her website, Custom Woven Interiors, at kellymarshall.com.