A boutique, gallery and workshop devoted to contemporary craft

Homespun: Modern Handmade is a boutique, gallery and workshop devoted to contemporary handmade goods. We are located on the east end of Mass Ave in downtown Indianapolis, IN. We sell the work of more than 300 artists, crafters and makers from across the U.S. and Canada. Our products range from jewelry to bath & body products, artisanal foods to stationery, prints to 3D art, housewares to apparel and more.

Founded in July, 2010, Homespun is an outgrowth of the INDIEana Handicraft Exchange, central Indiana’s first contemporary craft fair.

 

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MON-THUR 10am-8pm FRI-SAT 10am-9pm SUN 11am-6pm
right now:
Crew
  • Amanda (AKA
    Amanda (AKA "Bosslady")
    Co-Owner & Shopkeep

    Amanda spends her days communicating with vendors and searching for new handmade goodies to stock the shelves. And building the staff schedule. And making payments. And interviewing and hiring people. And organizing the INDIEana Handicraft Exchange. All the things. She does them, with the help of her amazing staff. Previously an elementary school art teacher, and a photographer by trade, Amanda was a vendor at an early Renegade Craft Fair selling Polaroid transfers and emulsion lifts.

    • First ever Homespun purchase
      "The First 1000 Days" baby journal from Nikki McClure
    • Favorite NBJ juice or smoothie flavor
      Homespun Heaven
    • Favorite karaoke song
      "Don't Stop Believin'" by Journey. But only if my husband is singing it. I don't sing.
    • Favorite thing about Indy
      Right now, the Cultural Trail. It adds a whole new level of vibrancy to our city.
    • Favorite locally-owned business
      Tuttle Orchards, Traders Point Creamery, Mass Ave Toys, Just Pop In!, New Day Meadery...those are just a few, but this list could go on and on and on
  • Neal
    Neal
    (Not-So-Silent) Co-Owner

    Neal thought that opening a store would be a great idea and Amanda believed him. He thought that he’d help out for the first year and could move on to the next thing. That never happened. He’s not involved in daily operations, but his head is never too far from the store. A retired rock and roller, he has a professional job…elsewhere.

    • First ever Homespun purchase
      If you don't count the store itself, the "I'm IN Love" tee from Megan Lee Designs
    • Favorite NBJ juice or smoothie flavor
      Anything sweet + wheat grass
    • Favorite meal
      Channa masala, chicken tikka masala, vegetable pakora & naan
    • Favorite thing about Indy
      Its potential
    • Favorite movie quote
      "If you're gonna shoot, shoot, don't talk." - The Good, The Bad and The Ugly
  • (The Other) Amanda
    (The Other) Amanda
    Operations Manager

    From product photography to visual merchandising, marketing to event planning, gallery coordination to charitable giving, as our Operations Manager, Amanda does a lot to keep our store running. To see just part of Amanda’s daily work at Homespun, check out the store’s social media accounts (FacebookTwitterInstagram and Pinterest).

    • First ever Homespun purchase
      Block print bunny pillow from Art Goodies
    • Favorite Book
      Everything is Illuminated by Jonathon Safran Foer
    • Favorite Song to Sing at Karaoke:
      Colors of the Wind - you best believe!
    • Favorite Meal
      Does all the chocolate and wine count?
    • First law you ever broke
      Shhhhh...
  • Hayley
    Hayley
    Inventory Manager

    Coffee, cats, and anything nerdy – those are all things Hayley. A recent Indy transplant, Hayley splits her time between slingin’ handmade with us as our new Inventory Manager and nurturing her own crafty business of nerdy necklaces on Etsy at HayCanMake.

    • FIRST EVER HOMESPUN PURCHASE
      NARWHAL EARRINGS BY ISETTE
    • FAVORITE BOOK
      ANYTHING BY JOHN GREEN
    • FAVORITE THING ABOUT INDY
      SO FAR... THE PEOPLE. EVERYONE IS GENUINELY NICE HERE.
    • FAVORITE MOVIE QUOTE
      "WHAT THE WORLD NEEDS IS A RETURN TO SWEETNESS AND DECENCY." - AUDREY HEPBURN FROM ROMAN HOLIDAY
    • NICKNAME
      HAY, BUT MY DAD STILL CALLS ME DOODLE OR PEEP
  • Chiara
    Chiara
    Shift Manager

    A self admitted cinephile with a passion for baking, Chiara is our newest Shift Manager in store. When she’s not here learning the ins and outs of the handmade scene, she’s home perfecting her background in pastry arts, while watching a movie of course. (Hint, hint Chiara, feel free to test out your new recipes on us).

    • School and Major
      Chef's Academy: Pastry Arts
    • Favorite song to sing at karaoke
      My Heart Will Go On
    • Favorite Meal
      Gnocchi
    • Favorite Movie Quote
      "Hey you guys!"
    • Favorite Childhood Cartoon
      Rugrats
  • Erica
    Erica
    Sales Associate

    Erica has a smile that just won’t quit and a positive attitude that’ll turn even the hardest of pessimists upside down. With a background in Fine Art from Herron School of Art & Design, Erica is killin’ it at the display game in store! When she’s not working in our shop, she fosters her own art career as a muralist and painter under the name Vivrant Thaang. See her work here.

    • Favorite NBJ juice flavor
      Sunburn with CBD
    • favorite meal
      fried chicken and collard greens
    • favorite thing about Indy
      I love the ability to ride my bike all over the city
    • Favorite repeat vacation destination
      Cocoa Beach, FL - Hanging with my surf rats, skating, and eating ice cream at The Fat Donkey!
    • Nickname
      Tater Tot
  • Ruby
    Ruby
    Sales Associate

    Already seasoned in the retail game, Ruby, still a high school student, exudes a peppy professionalism well beyond her years.  Super stylish to boot, Ruby will definitely be a friendly face you’ll always remember.

    • Favorite thing about Indy
      It's home!
    • Favorite locally-owned business in Indy
      Luna Music
    • Nickname
      Ruru, Whooby, Beez
    • School and Major
      IUC to study political science
    • Favorite song to sing at Karaoke
      No One by Alicia Keys
  • Emily
    Emily
    Sales Associate

    A Herron High School student, you’d never guess this is Emily’s first job. She’s naturally poised and confident, a perfect fit for our Sales Associate role. When she’s not studying or slingin’ handmade at our shop, Emily enjoys the bike trails and restaurants of our growing city. -Us too, Emily, us too.

    • Favorite locally-owned business in Indy
      Brics
    • Favorite song to sing at karaoke
      Disney songs!
    • Favorite book
      Animal Farm
    • Favorite Brand of shoes
      Vans
    • Nickname
      Em
  • Zoria
    Zoria
    Sales Associate

    A recent high school grad, Zoria plans to attend IUPUI in the fall, but don’t worry – she’s staying on with us for her college career too! Hurray! This summer, when she’s not slingin’ the handmade, she’s a camp counselor for Indy Parks. -We’re sure all those kids love her just as much as we do!

    • School and Major
      IUPUI - Political Science
    • Favorite NBJ juice flavor
      The Glow
    • Favorite Meal
      Breakfast
    • Favorite Movie Quote
      "Our love is god" - JD from Heathers
    • Favorite Childhood Cartoon
      The Simpsons
  • Pepper
    Pepper
    Shop Pup

    The sometimes naughty, but always sweet, Pepper the Shop Pup has joined our Homespun Team. She provides stress relief, constant licks and puppy breath smells, and cuddles our staff while they’re on break. She’s a mix between a Dachshund and a Chihuahua – more fondly known as a “Chiweenie.” You may see her on the Sales Floor from time to time, when she’s not napping in our back office.

    • Favorite Karaoke Song
      Just Push It - Salt-N-Pepper
    • Favorite Thing about Indy
      All my friends live here!
    • Favorite Childhood Toy
      My fuzzy fox and my little tennis ball
    • Favorite Meal
      Sometimes I find scraps on the floor - don't tell mom!
    • First Law You Ever Broke
      ...chewing on the staff's sweaters and shoes. Whoops!
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