THE ART OF FIBER ARTS & PAPER
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.
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.
Kathy has always enjoyed a variety of arts and craft projects and especially enjoys sewing projects, re-purposing 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 decor 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.
Lake Superior Rock Creations
Jan re-purposes 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.
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.
Ruthie designs unique totes, purses, baskets, place-mats and centerpieces using rope wrapped with different fabrics. She has many items to choose from or she can take special orders to coordinate with your home’s decor.
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, neck-warmers 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, fire-starters from recycled candles and warm denim quilts that double as a bed or couch throws.
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.
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.
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 cheer-leading 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 up-scaling 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 coloring’s 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.
Sandy Black has been sewing for 45 years and three years ago she branched out into the machine embroidery world. She loves working with colors and embroidery gives her a world of opportunity to do this. Sandy started embroidering flour sack towels for family members and she quickly grew to embroidering hats, bags, hoodies, T-shirts, hankies and more. She has also started embroidering on lace such as lace crosses, bookmarks, Christmas ornaments and baskets. She embroiders towels and frame them for a picture. All of Sandy’s embroidery is done by machine.
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.