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Sept 3 & Sept 4, 2016
Saturday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sunday 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

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Arts Off 84 Organizers:
Jan Stadtherr, Chairperson

2462 North Long Lake Dr. NW

Backus, Minnesota, 56435


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Purses by Bev Molberg

Bev Molberg

Bev started sewing when she was five years of age and she has had a passion for textiles since then. She creates and teaches jacket making and now creates purses and bags.

Wool mittens by Cindy Grindahl

Cindy Grindahl

Cindy describes her artistic creations as an extension of her sustainable living way of life. Her backyard gardens provide the makings for her jams, salsas and fresh garden produce. A variety of mediums are used for home-made gift ideas like dried gourd art, recycled feed bags, birch-bark mobiles, Christmas stars and quilted items.

Dawnette Davis

Dawnette Davis

Dawnette has been designing and creating hats for every season for twenty years and to "accessorize the accessories" she has added felting, beading, silk ribbon embroidery and silk scarves. She has studied Japanese Shibori techniques to create one of a kind silk pieces. Her newest line of silk features natural dyes, many harvested from gardens, fields and forests. On the casual side, she features bamboo stockings dyed in Indigo

Creative sewing by Fandangled Tees

Fandangled Tees

Fandangled tees are truly one-of-a-kind! My crazy fun characters are crafted from recycled children's clothing and lovingly sewn onto new, 100% cotton t-shirts. Check out all the designs on my website www.fandangled.etsy.com

Wall quilts & wearable art by Wendy Hightshoe

Wendy Hightshoe

Wendy enjoys felting wool sweaters and making them into fingerless gloves, patchwork mittens, hats, scarves, purses, pins, and blankets. Her mittens are lined with Polar tech fleece which ensures they are extremely warm. Her purses, pins, hats and blankets are one-of-a-kind creations as she uses no patterns in creating them.

One-of-a-kind Purses

Lake Superior Rock Creations

Jan repurposes wool sweaters by cutting, sewing, and felting them into one-of-a-kind purses. The 'remains' are sewn onto a fleece backing and made into scarves.

Julee Ford Young

Carol Paurus

Carol has been knitting for 30+ years. Her creations include knit children's sweaters sizes 2-10, double knit acrylic mittens for all ages, scarves, stocking caps, headbands, neckwarmers and slippers. Carol also uses reclaimed wool & wool blend recycled clothing to create one-of-a-kind mittens. In addition, she makes potholders, crocheted-on-towels with cotton cord, firestarters from recycled candles and warm denim quilts that double as a bed or couch throws.

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Ruth Holtz

Ruthie designs unique totes, purses, baskets, placemats and centerpieces using rope wrapped with different fabrics. She has many items to choose from or she can take special orders to coordiinate with your home's decor.

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Lynn Barnum - Crabby Sister Company

Lynn and Deb and their many sisters are the founding members of the Crabby Sister Club. They all enjoy crafting accessories and gifts using many different methods and textiles. Hand Knit accessories and cement planters are just a few of the items they create. Don’t miss Deb’s handmade all natural dog treats.

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Bill and Linda Sumner
(Bear Paw Paperworks)

Felted wool, handmade paper, copper, turquoise, beads, rocks, & sticks layered with fine art degrees & love of nature inspire one-of-a-kind art.

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Carol Dunn

Carol is a Reading and Language Arts teacher in Pequot Lakes Middle School. She spends much of her "free time", designing and hooking wool rugs and creating her primitive folk dolls. The dolls are entirely hand made from head to toe. The heads, hands and feet are hand sculpted from clay. The clothing is hand sewn using wool and other fibers from Carol's rug hooking materials. There is a Scandinavian theme to Carol's dolls which are made to include Lille Folk, Nisse, and Trolls.

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Roz Digiovanni

Roz has always been interested in arts and crafts, and used to do a lot of painting, sewing and quilting. Her real love, however, is making greeting cards which she has been doing it for close to 10 years.

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Kathy Soukup

Kathy has always enjoyed a variety of arts and craft projects and especially enjoys sewing projects, repurposing old items and adding her own “twist” to the items she creates. Her home, inside and out, is decorated with handmade items, which at any time may include quilts on the beds, seasonal table runners or garden décor accenting the flower gardens. Kathy and her son wrote a book which tells the story of their journey when he was diagnosed with cancer at age sixteen. She likes to share this story with anyone who has ever heard the word “cancer” in their lives or with anyone who needs an inspirational story to share with someone they know.

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Melanie Shamp

Melanie, a retired art teacher, has been working with fabric for years. She loves the colors, patterns and textures of fabrics that she brings together to create a utilitarian piece of work that just sings. Homemade aprons are Melanie’s favorite, and each is unique, with no two alike. Kitchen table toppers are spin offs of homemade quilts that she has designed. The children’s fabric toys are constructed from scratch.

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Linda McNamara

Linda’s offerings are gifts of her interests. She enjoys the outdoors and gardening and working with fibers, be it fabric or yarn. The results of her interests are jams and jellies made from the harvest of nature as well as grown naturally in her yard. Linda’s fiber offerings are bags, table toppers and runners. She taught herself to sew around the age of 12 and at 15 made Easter dresses for she and her mother. She continued by making clothes for her sisters including cheerleading outfits and even a satin prom dress. When the grandchildren came along, she sewed numerous capes and ‘Harry Potter’ robes. Her oldest grandson told his preschool teacher “My Grandma can sew anything!” Because she has a large supply of thrift store sweaters leftover from mitten making, she recently began experimenting with upscaling them into patchwork cardigans, a project for the cold and snowy winter months. Linda’s soaps are made the old-fashioned way using animal fats and plant oils. She strives to use blends that offer rich lather and moisturizing properties, and uses no colorings except what she finds in nature. Even when those colors don’t come out true to plan, they are generally interesting. Fragrance is only from essential oils.