So long, September. It was real. It was fun. But it’s about to get a whole lot more fun in October! Make sure you read about all the great events coming up here at Homespun and in Indianapolis at the end of this post!
We are totally restocked on Just Pop In! popcorn with great new flavors like PUMPKIN SPICE and coconut oil sea salt. Munch munch munch…
New vendor Moko & Co. from Charlotte, NC brings us screen printed pouch goodness; brand new designs/ neighborhoods from Indygeneous including Old Northside, Woodruff Place, Bates-Hendricks, Fall Creek, and Irvington (these are folded cards but postcards and posters are also available); new fingerless gloves knitted by Die Schneiderin; and lovely Hoosier mugs by local Farizula Designs.
New Melt and Feather necklaces from Deesum Designs; Wherever We Are poster by Ronlewhorn; and new Zodiac Girls coloring book by artist Mab Graves.
New Soberdough Brew Bread (yes, you read that right, add a can of beer to each recipe!) made in Nashville, TN in flavors like rosemary, roasted garlic, honey wheat, and classic; B. Happy Peanut Butter is back with a new flavor Pay It Forward apple cinnamon; and restock of Urban Cheesecraft’s DIY cheese kits.
Ugh. I love her.
Homespun Events & Workshops
First Friday Celebration: Friday, October 2nd, 6-9pm: Every month, Homespun: Modern Handmade hosts a celebration in collaboration with iDADA’s First Friday events. Our shows change every other month with various artists showcasing work in painting, illustration, photography, ceramics, and so much more. For the months of September and October, we’ll be featuring local artist Caryn Costlow’s work. A student at Herron School of Art and Design, Costlow’s encaustic paintings combine mixed media with abstract markings for a nearly three-dimensional effect; a nod to her background in sculpture. The event is FREE, refreshments will be served!
Workshop: Knit & Sip with Irmgard Burford: Friday, October 23rd, 6-8:30pm: In this workshop, students will learn basic knitting terminology, how to cast on, how to create a knit stitch, how to create a purl stitch, and how to bind off. Skills covered will be appropriate for beginner level knitters; however, more experienced knitters are welcome to bring projects to discuss with the instructor. All supplies, including needles, and yarn, will be included. Students are asked to bring a drink to sip (BYO beer or wine if you’d like to this private event).
Mass Ave Monster Mash: Friday, October 30th, 4-7pm: Join us for family-friendly trick-or-treating all along Mass Ave. Businesses up and down the avenue will be handing out treats on this night before Halloween. This event is FREE – just look for business displaying the orange Monster Mash signs between the 300 and 900 blocks of Mass Ave. We can’t wait to see all the little ghouls and goblins in their costumes!
Workshop: Knit & Sip with Irmgard Burford: Friday, November 6th, 6-8:30pm: In this workshop, students will learn basic knitting terminology, how to cast on, how to create a knit stitch, how to create a purl stitch, and how to bind off. Skills covered will be appropriate for beginner level knitters; however, more experienced knitters are welcome to bring projects to discuss with the instructor. All supplies, including needles, and yarn, will be included. Students are asked to bring a drink to sip (BYO beer or wine if you’d like to this private event).
Holiday Candle Maker Pop-Up Bar w/ The Onyx Exchange: Sunday, November 8th, 11am-6pm: oin the Onyx Exchange for an afternoon of candle making at Homespun! Mark your calendars and stop in to make your very own 7oz. Lux candle or 10oz. Wine Bottle Candle. Mix your own scents (36 to choose from!) and create a one-of-a-kind candle. These make great holiday gifts!
Coming Up in Indianapolis
Monument Circle Art Fair: Saturday, October 10th, 10am-5pm: Indiana artists showcase their work on the momument in downtown Indianapolis. Free!
German Fest at The Athenaeum: Saturday, October 10th, 12pm: A day- long, indoor/outdoor festival that celebrates all things German.
Heartland Film Festival: Friday, October 16th- Sunday, October 25th: Every October, the Heartland Film Festival gives its moviegoers access to more than 100 visiting independent filmmakers from all over the world, right in the heart of the Midwest. Heartland showcases more than 130 entertaining movies that do more than just entertain over 10 days of red carpet premieres and events, parties and hundreds of film screenings across Indianapolis.
See ya next week, friends!