This event has free admission and is open to the public!
Come visit the Maas Center at Hope College for three days of shopping. We will have vendors selling everything from vintage buttons to equipment for weaving, spinning, knitting, crocheting, felting, and more, yarns galore, handmade fabric dolls of the highest quality, textiles from the Andes, and more!
The Marketplace will be open:
Thursday, May 30, 2019: 1 P.M. to 6 P.M,
Friday, May 31, 2019: 8:00 A.M. to 6:00 P.M., and
Saturday, June 1, 2019: 8:00 A.M. to 2:00 P.M
Andean Textile Arts offers the most exclusive textiles designed and created by the weavers of the Center for Traditional Textiles of Cusco, Peru. These one-of-a-kind, handwoven or handknit, naturally-dyed bags, runners, mantas, shawls, hats, and bands are a treasure to use or display. Andean Textile Arts is a U.S. nonprofit organization dedicated to supporting the people and communities of the Andes in their efforts to preserve and revitalize their textile traditions. Visit us at andeantextilearts.org for program offerings and donations.
Aron Lowe creates fantastic whimsical needle felted animals, ornaments and holiday characters. For those interested in learning more about needle felting, kits will be available for sale along with her fantasy creations. Aron will also be demonstrating needle felting in her booth. Visit her Etsy shop at www.etsy.com/shop/aronlowe to see a preview of her creations.
Dogmaw Glass features Jo Hoffacker’s handmade glass button and her handspun and handdyed bamboo yarn. Visit her at www.dogmawglass.com.
Fiber Whims booth features Carol Kreher’s collection of hand spun novelty yarns, hand dyed yarns and roving, along with a selection of finished products to delight your fiber needs. Contact Fiber Whims at 906-281-8388.
Nights on the Lake, owned by Cheri Skomra, offers vintage buttons and Cheri’s hand-dyed and hand-painted silk items as well as her beautiful and unique jewelry pieces.
Out of Hand Studios, the business side of Alexa Urquhart, presents you an opportunity to see and savor her beautiful one-of-a-kind glass beads, whether for your clothing or as embellishment for you to wear.
Jennifer Gould Designs offers extraordinary handmade fabric dolls, beautiful hand printed fabrics and self-published patterns. Find out more about Jennifer and her artistry at JenniferGouldDesigns.com. Jennifer is also on Facebook and teaches her many techniques at her home and other locations.
Threadbender Yarn Shop, a brick and mortar store owned by Juliane Anderson and managed by daughter, Becca Anderson, will provide a rich selection of yarn, fiber, weaving and spinning tools, and a variety of other fiber accoutrement. They are dealers for Schacht Spindle Co, and carry yarn and fiber produced by Juicy Yarns. Many well-known brands can be found, along with a large selection of dyeable and hand-dyed yarn and fiber. You’ll find plenty of variety and value. Find out more at threadbenderinc.com, Facebook, and Instagram.
Woven Art Yarn Shop, located in Downtown East Lansing, specializes in natural fibers and hand dyed yarns. Owned by Meg Croft, a dealer for Schacht Spindle Co., Glimakra USA, and Louet, Meg will have yarn by Habu, Bockens, and Louet as well as a selection of yarn on cones and spools, as well as dyeables. A lovely selection of hand dyed yarn is also available, as well as books and tools for weavers, spinners, knitters and crocheters of all stripes. To keep up with what is going on at the shop, follow us on Facebook, Instagram and visit her at wovenartshop.com.
ZCashmereCreations by Susan Fleming - A member of the slow fashion movement, Sue Fleming is an established & professional sewist who creates unique garments out of discarded cashmere sweaters. Her improvisational process includes the use of a sewing machine, serger, and hand stitched embroidery to create interesting accents and detailed embellishments. Contact her at email@example.com or her Etsy shop at ZCashmereCreations.