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Happening near Homespun: Modern Handmade

Community has always been at the heart of Homespun: Modern Handmade.

In addition to welcoming Spring and its much needed cleansing energy, we are SO EXCITED to welcome old friends and new neighbors to the 800 block of Mass Ave, where Homespun has been nestled for over a decade!


An independent bookstore is JUST what we needed on Mass Ave! As lovers of literature, we are thrilled for the chance to browse the shelves of Tomorrow Bookstore when they open in early April! If you just can’t wait to see them in person, you can order now from their website. Say hi when you can and pick up a must-read from Indy’s newest bookstore.


Best Chocolate in Town is back on the block and as delicious as ever! Best Chocolate in town is no understatement, and our staff is happy dancing to have sweets and treats within walking distance from our shop. Best Chocolate is also offering chocolate making classes and more. Come give your sweet tooth its best day ever.

Peabody’s Emporium

While this sweet shop isn’t new to Mass Ave we are always eager to see what new plants, products, eclectic items, and curiosities are popping up next door at Peabody’s Emporium.

Bottleworks and The Garage

In the last few years, Bottleworks District, including the Bottleworks Hotel and The Garage, have given our end of the block a new life! Its awesome to see folks from Indy and beyond gather to share a meal from dozens of local spots, or play all day at Pins Mechanical Co. Don’t miss other great shops located in The Garage and around Bottleworks, like Good Neighbor and more. The Bottleworks district is a welcoming hangout for visitors and Indy locals alike. We can’t wait to see more friendly faces walking around the district as it gets nicer out!

At Homespun, we have A LOT to be excited about on our favorite end of Mass Ave! Come for a stroll and check out all the happenings with your favorite shops, familiar and brand new. We’ll see you soon!





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Vendors Wanted for the Summer 2023 INDIEana Handicraft Exchange!

Vendor applications are now LIVE for the Summer 2023 INDIEana Handicraft Exchange. We encourage ALL artists, makers, and friends in our brilliant creative community to apply! Be a part of the contemporary art fair that has become a tradition in all things handmade in the Midwest.

Applications can be found here until Monday, May 20!

Spread the word to your favorite makers, and join us June 17 at the Harrison Center for the Arts for an epic day of handmade crafts, music and community.

Apply today!





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Homespun’s Indiana Gift Guide

Gift ideas for your favorite Hoosiers!

There’s no place like home for the holidays – and there’s no better gift than Hoosier pride. As we continue to celebrate Shop Smallidays in store and online, we’ve put together some of our best Indiana gifts for Hoosiers and guests alike.

1. Studio F60 Indy Streets Poster

This is the gift for the Indy native that knows the streets of downtown like the back of their hand. Its a perfect statement piece for Hoosier homes, downtown offices and everywhere in between.


2. Indiana Ceramic Tumbler 

So your friends and family can fill up at their favorite local coffee shop sustainably and proudly!


3. Santa’s Favorite Stop Neighborhood Cutouts from New Art Rivals

Available in a variety of Indy neighborhoods!


4. Holiday Monument Ornaments

One of our best sellers from last holiday season and we know why! These ornaments highlight an Indianapolis holiday staple: The Circle of Lights. And don’t miss the lighting ceremony the day after Thanksgiving.


5. Fiber & Gloss Love From Home Greeting Card

Is there a Hoosier in your heart that can’t make it home this year? Send a little love from home with thus Fiber and Gloss greeting card.


6. Canned Good Indiana Themed Soap + Pump 

By this point, we hope we’re all washing our hands often but this Indiana themed soap and pump from local maker Canned Good is essential to an Indy bathroom!

7. Jean Elise Indy Love Ornament 

Who loves Indy more – you or your tree?


8. Keychain Bottle Opener 

Indiana always comes through for you with this handy keychain that doubles as a bottle opener. Crack open your favorite local brew in Indiana fashion.


9. American Heirloom Small Indiana Cutting Board

This is an ideal gift for new Hoosier homeowners, of the home chef of your family!


10. Grey Theory Mill Indianapolis Stamped Jewelry 

Now that’s a STATE-ment necklace! Uh, or city necklace? Also available in cuff bracelets, because Indy is always in style.


For an Indiana gift that’s more low-key Indiana, you’ll find hundreds of Indiana based makers in store and online, with handmade goods that may not say Indiana but are made in our home state with love. Happy Holidays, Hoosiers!

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Popping Up

Homespun and St’Artup317 have partnered to bring you a curated pop up shop located in downtown Indy every weekend through the March Madness tournament.

In partnership and collaboration with St’Artup317,a non-profit retail pop-up initiative, Homespun is excited for the opportunity to launch a pop up shop located at 18 North Meridian just south of Monument Circle for the duration of the NCAA March Madness tournament in Indianapolis.


The pop-up will be open to the public March 18 – 21, March 25- 28, and April 2 – 5, from 11 am to 7pm. Handmade goods will include food, apparel, jewelry,bath and body care, home goods,plants, paper goods and more from local makers. Homespun will continue to operate at their Mass Ave location during this time, at 869 Mass Ave,open weekdays from 10 am to 6 pm and Fridays and Saturdays from 10 am to 8 pm.Homespun will bring the work of over 45 makers and artists to the pop up space, including United State of Indiana, Revival Food Co, Frittle,Best Chocolate in Town, The Botanikal Bar,People for Urban Progress, Bitchstix, Sunset Avenue Ceramic and many more (see below for complete list.) St’ArtUp317 also has a pop up shop in collaboration with Cargo Streetwear at 6 W. Washington Street, open from 12 pm to 8 pm March 18 – April 2. See St’Artup317’s website for more details:

With the NCAA tournament in Indianapolis, Homespun:Modern Handmade wants to be are source for Indianapolis guests to find one of a kind Indiana gifts and souvenirs. Through both locations and the help of St’ArtUp317’s pop up retail initiative, Homespun is excited to offer visitors and downtown neighbors handmade goods from Indy’s talented and creative makers and artists.


1606 Supply Co, 4 Birds Bakery, Amazing Hazel’s, Amy Owens, Ashley Petry, BadKneesTs, BATCH Indy, B. Happy Peanut Butter, Big T NYC, Bitchstix, Blue Mind Coffee Roasting, Bubbatown Burritos, Canned Good, Emma Overman, Get Lathered Soap Company, Goheen, Granola Girl Skincare, Historic Indianapolis, Home Ec, .Home Town Riot, HuberArt, Indiana Humanities, Indygenous, Jean Elise Designs, Julian Coffee Roasters, Krista Bermeo Jewelry, La Tiendita, Luna & Loki Designs, MeSorrel Jamaican Tea, MOCO Candles, New Art Studios, Newfangled Connections, NOMO Design, Penn & Beech, People For Urban Progress, Press Puzzles, Salame Jewelry Design, Smitten by Kat, StrongHer, Studio F60, Sunset Avenue Ceramics, Terre Haute MOMA, The Best Chocolate in Town, The Botanikal Bar, Timber Design Co, Tinker Coffee, United State of Indiana, Unplug Soy Candles

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Spring Has ‘Spun, Indy


Temperatures are rising, we’re thinking all things Spring. We can’t get enough NEW in the shop lately – new happenings on Mass Ave, new opportunities in the city, and SO MANY NEW locally made goods on our shelves. See what Spring is bringing to Homespun below.

Whats Good, NEW GOODS?

Our shelves are getting Spring refreshes on old favorites and new makers every day! Our team is working hard to keep our online store up to date for you at


Challenge your crafty side with our newest DIY Kits. Some of our colorful favorites include Sunday Mornings Embroidery Kits, and Little Sparrow Co.’s  Rainbow Macrame Kits. Each come with everything you need, including detailed instructions and guides to create your one of a kind masterpiece. The best part about Sunday Morning is that the projects range from Beginner to Advance, so you can learn at your comfort level. The finished products add a pop of color to your space, and a feel good accomplishment to show off in your home! Plus, we’re all running out of hobbies one year into quarantine. Who doesn’t want to hang their very own rainbow above their beds?


Green and Shiny Things

While the world turns more green around us, so are our shelves! In last week’s blog we introduced you to Moss Amigos, our newest easy to care for plant friends. We’ve also added ceramic geode air plant holders from Tal & Bert to spruce up your desks, bookshelves and any space in need of a little color. Air plants are easy to care for and their unique holders bring new life to your homes and offices.


Drink From Home

A year into a global pandemic, we hardly remember what the inside of a bar looks like. Luckily nicer weather and vaccines bring up the idea of distanced, backyard and porch entertaining this summer.  Owl’s Brew Craft Mixer is brewed from tea and botanicals, and gives the at home bartender an easy way to create a boozy Citrus Sweet Tea. Pair with Vodka, Seltzer, or your favorite spirit for a drink infused with English Breakfast Tea, Lemon, and Lime. Owl’s Brew is made with real ingredients for an even better, more natural taste.

In the mornings, we’ve been skipping Starbucks with One Stripe Chai Co’s At Home Blends. These kits allow you to make Chai and Turmeric Lattes from your own kitchen. Don’t forget to tip yourself like you would tip your favorite barista!

Mass Ave-news

Our end of Mass Ave has a brand new Craft Bar and Thai Bistro: BOHDI is now open for carry out from 5 pm – 9 pm, with dine-in coming very soon! We can’t wait to try our newest neighbors, we’re already dreaming of the lunch specials.

The Garage Food Hall across from Homespun also continues to add new restaurants and spots. Check out dining, entertainment and shopping along the 8oo block of Mass Ave – we can’t think of a better weekend plan! We also can’t wait to get our hands on a coffee from Blue Collar Coffee, located in the Bottleworks Hotel.

Lastly, we’re excited to announce a very special pop-up version of Homespun:Modern Handmade will be on Monument Circle during the duration of the NCAA March Madness Tournament. Stay tuned on our social media for up-to-date info on our pop up shop.

New Faces

Our little Homespun team is growing! Since the start of 2021, we’ve added new faces behind our counter and behind our web store. Come meet the newest members of our dedicated, one of a kind staff in store every day from 10 am to 6 pm on weeknights, and until 8 pm on Fridays and Saturdays. Check out the About section on our homepage to learn more about these outgoing new staffers.

As always,

you can keep up with us in store, online, and on social media (@homespunindy) for the latest. We’re so grateful to see more and more of you walking the avenue as it gets nicer out, stop in and say hi!

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