Friday, December 6, 2013

Why Handmade: The 2013 Boston Handmade Holiday Gallery, Textiles!

by Lynn Mohney of Prunella’s Workshop

I finally got to see the Boston Handmade Holiday Gallery this week, and let me tell you, you don’t want to miss it. There are fantastic gifts for all ages and tastes. Whether you are looking for a small token for the people you work with, or something personal for someone you love, there is a gift here for you. Handcrafted gifts are extra special and thoughtful.

Maybe you are looking for ways to keep the people you love warm and cozy? Stray Notions has delightfully warm, fingerless gloves (I have my eyes on this olive green pair…) and Lady Dye has brightly colored, warm scarves. Perhaps you are one to knit your own, or know a knitter. Lady Dye also has hand spun, hand dyed yarn available.

Walls are bedecked with wonderful stuffed animals from KittyKat Crafts and Stephanie Cave Design Studio, as well as darling baby shoes from Kaya’s Kloset. (There are sparkly ruby red slippers that just might have my daughter’s name on them if they are the right size!) If you know someone who will be delivering the holiday gift in the near future, there are hip and fun maternity shirts from Discobelly.

Maybe you are looking for a hand painted silk scarf? Enchanted Hue has beautiful ones certain to make your mother, wife, sister, aunt, or friend feel positively elegant. You can complete the look with accessories from Abigail Leigh’s Handbags. She sells more than handbags, too, with fun e-reader pillows, and more. 

Don't forget!  December 7, Susanne Guirakhoo from Enchanted Hue will be holding a workshop on making gingerbread ornaments from 12 to 2 pm. Don't forget to check out our other workshops!

This only scrapes the surface of the wonderful textiles I saw. You just have to go see it for yourself. I know you already want to go, so what are you waiting for? Head on in, or you'll have to wait until next week when I tell you about more if the fabulous vendors!

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