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
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  • 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 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
  • Andrea
    Andrea
    Sales Floor Manager

    Andrea is a bubbly, but balancing addition to our team. Her experience as a general manager/personal assistant, and schooling in graphic design makes her a jack-of-all-trades. She knows art, how to make people happy, and she means business! When not at work, Andrea likes to spoil her three pups, paint, and cook with her beaux.

    • Favorite Book
      Anything by Murakami
    • Major
      Digital Arts
    • Favorite food
      something from Rook
    • First law you ever broke
      Swiping one of my dad's beers out of the garage (age 12)
    • favorite thing about Indy
      the monon
  • Kristyna
    Kristyna
    Sales Floor Manager

    Kristyna hails from NYC and has an extensive retail background under her belt. Customer service, numbers, and merchandising are her thing. Outside of managing our shop, Kristyna loves to frequent as many concerts as possible, spend time with her family pup, Bella, and peruse the farmer’s market.

    • School and Major
      Buffalo State University - Fashion Merchandising
    • Favorite Locally-owned business in Indy
      Do you even have to ask?
    • Favorite brand of shoes
      Stuart Weiztman
    • Nickname
      Sprout
    • First law you ever broke
      A lady never tells...
  • Hayley
    Hayley
    Inventory Manager

    Coffee, cats, and anything nerdy – those are all things Hayley. An Indy transplant, Hayley splits her time between slingin’ handmade with us as our 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
  • Erica
    Erica
    Gallery and Events Coordinator, Shift Manager

    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 as our Gallery and Events Coordinator! 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
  • Emma
    Emma
    Marketing Coordinator, Shift Manager

    Fervent feminist, fashionista, and sociology major, Emma brings so much light, beauty, and laughter to our team.  As our Marketing Coordinator, Emma spends a lot of her time taking and editing photos for our social media platforms, scheduling posts, and maintaining our store website Рthanks for all you do Emma!

    • Favorite song to sing at karaoke
      I will Survive
    • favorite repeat vacation destination
      the st. louis city museum
    • favorite movie quote
      "be excellent to each other."
    • Favorite childhood cartoon
      Adventure Time
    • Favorite food
      palak paneer
  • Lily
    Lily
    Sales Associate

    We love our Sales Associate Lily! Our personal beauty and plant expert, Lily is always ready to answer questions and give recommendations to unsure customers. When she’s not providing excellent customer service here, she’s at school or on the stage at YAT.

    • Favorite food
      vegan mac n' cheese
    • First homespun purchase
      Teachers vs Grizzlies sticker
    • Favorite brand of shoes
      Doc Martens
    • Favorite Book
      The golden compass
    • Favorite coffee shop
      Coat Check
  • Anna
    Anna
    Sales Associate

    Those gorgeous locks and flawless makeup – of course Anna is an apprentice at our lovely neighbor, Peabody’s Parlor! Anna has a goal to become a Eufora International Educator. -We have so many things to learn from her! When she’s not coloring, snipping, or styling at Peabody’s, she’s slingin’ handmade goods with us as a Sales Associate.

    • Favorite NBJ juice flavor
      super squirrel
    • Favorite song to sing at karaoke
      You and I by Lady Gaga
    • Favorite thing about Indy
      "I really love how artistic and culturally diverse Indy is becoming!"
    • Favorite Movie Quote
      "May the odds be ever in your favor."
    • First law you ever broke
      "Curfew! I'm a night owl!"
  • Ryann
    Ryann
    Sales Associate

    Ryann also hails from Peabody’s Parlor next-door. But when she’s not gettin’ crazy with the color in the salon, she’s over here making our sales floor look stunning. Between two jobs, Ryann finds time for all things Star Wars and fostering her vinyl decal hobby at home.

    • Favorite Meal
      Pizza
    • School and Major
      Amber's Beauty School / Cosmetology
    • Favorite locally-owned business in Indy
      Irvington Book + Vinyl and/or Coal Yard Coffee
    • Favorite Childhood Toy
      Lightsaber!
    • Nickname
      Rye
  • Isabella
    Isabella
    Sales Associate

    Meet our new Sales Associate, Isabella! A high school student with a love for tacos, New York City, and cinematography, we’re so happy to have Isabella join our team!

    • Favorite Song to Sing at Karaoke
      All Star
    • Favorite Book
      The Perks of being a wallflower
    • Nickname
      Izzy
    • Favorite brand of shoes
      Vans
    • Favorite locally-owned business in Indy
      Wylie's or Homespun!
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