A Handmade Halloween!

Homespun loves Halloween! We have lots of spooky activities here at the shop to celebrate. We’re listing them all for you here, as well as providing you with a little halloween eye-candy in the form of our spookiest products.

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We have the best little felt masks and accessories for a classy costume by Opposite of Far. Fascinator and hair flowers by Hatcraft Studio and bowtie by Lila Barn.

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From greeting cards to art prints, we’re dying to show you what we have in stock. Pictured here, cards by Boxberry and Alternate Histories, soaps by Stinkybomb.

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Sweet felt fox mask and tail by Opposite of Far, bowl by NStar Studio, French Bulldog pillow by PerPETually Yours and more creepy soaps by Stinkybomb.

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JKM is the master of candle scents and they do not disappoint with their fall line, including Pumpkin Creme Brûlée, Pumpkin Spice Latte, Autumn Leaves, Count Chocula, Candy Corn, Pumpkin Crunch Cake, Vanilla Pumpkin, Witching Hour, Love Your Guts, and Blood of the Undead. Come sniff them all!

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Needlepoint by Bombastitch, actual film cell candle votive from Rocky Horror Picture Show by Actual Film Cell Votives, superhero masks by Opposite of Far, and art block by Two Little Fruits.

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Dia de los Muertos- mobile by Sweet and Salty Designs.

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And now, the event line-up for the great Handmade Halloween! The many lovely shops on Mass Ave. will be hosting the annual Monster Mash on Friday, October 30th from 4-7pm. Come by and trick yourself a treat from us! We’ll also offer in-store tarot card and palm readings, and from 5-9pm munch on some spooky snacks and bewitching beverages! Rana from Salame Jewelry Designs will also be her conjuring up some custom quartz jewelry. Our staff is also hard at work on our costumes for this year’s staff costume contest! Stay tuned to our social media pages (@homespunindy) where you will be able to vote for your favorite and have a chance to win a special prize!

Homespun Events & Workshops

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: join 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!

A Very Indy Thanksgiving: Thursday, November 12th, 5:30-7pm: Join us at Indy Reads Books for an evening of Thanksgiving table talk. Corrie Quinn of Goose the Market will talk turkey. Regina Mehallick of R Bistro will be on hand discussing her approach to Thanksgiving sides. Lisa Cunningham of Mass Ave Wine will discuss the best wine pairings. Last, but not least, Homespun will bring tablescape inspiration, with a dash of DIY. We’ll round out the evening with a Q & A session for our contributors, and one lucky attendee with win a sweet raffle prize!

Candle Maker Pop-Up Bar w/ The Onyx Exchange: Friday, November 20th, 5-11:55pm: Join us for a special Candle Maker Pop-up Bar with The Onyx Exchange during Mass Ave Midnight Shopper! Stop in and create a unique 7oz. Lux Candle or 10oz. Wine Bottle Candle, for you or for a lucky gift recipient! Mix your own scents (36 to choose from!) and create a one-of-a-kind candle. These make great holiday gifts!

Workshop: Jewelry Making: Wire Wrapping Basics: Saturday, November 21st, 4-7pm: It’s nearly the season of giving, and this jewelry workshop will kill three birds with one stone: give yourself the gift of DIY jewelry skills, then give yourself and a friend a unique, handmade gemstone piece!

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INDIEana Handicraft Exchange Holiday Mini: Friday, December 4th, 5-10pm: Our final INDIEana Handicraft Exchange event of 2015 will be held on Friday, December 4 from 5pm-10pm at the Harrison Center for the Arts in conjunction with First Friday and their annual color-themed show. Be everyone’s favorite gift-giver: come shop from over 50 vendors and snag a unique, handmade gift for everyone on your list, all while supporting independent businesses. Everyone wins!

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.

Dia De Los Muertos at The Eiteljorg: Saturday, October 31st, 11am-5pm: The Eiteljorg is offering FREE admission to experience Día de los Muertos/Day of the Dead with partner, Nopal Cultural (an Indianapolis Latino arts and culture organization). See traditional papel picado, the cut paper decorations hung for Hispanic celebrations and get ideas for your own memorial by seeing the elements on the community ofrenda (offering place). Watch performances, meet artists in residence, explore artwork and a variety of altars, browse the marketplace and create art.

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Mass Ave Midnight Shopper: Friday, November 20th, 5-11:55pm: Tonight’s the perfect night to get a jump start on your holiday shopping! Many Mass Ave merchants will be open until midnight to allow prudent patrons a chance to enjoy all of Indy’s best shops and boutiques.

See ya next week, friends!

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