This Week at the Shop: September 14th

Only a few brand new goodies to show you this week, but a couple of them are perfect for fall, and we all know we can never have enough fall things in life.

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I spy, with my little eye, a bottle of Apple Spiced Syrup by local makers Wilks & Wilson in this new gift basket! Come get some of this and add whiskey to it RIGHT NOW! Or, make the best hot toddy you’ve ever had and cuddle up and bask in the glory of cool air (we’ll pretend like this mini-heat wave isn’t happening).

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Host a party with these beautiful serving boards by Scrap Cycle, handmade in IN.

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Fabric earrings by Paula Routsong, nice new display for our Just Liv wire head wraps, screen-printed tea towels by Pine Street Makery (I’ve got my eye on those tomatoes), and a fun display of glass work: earring pairs, earring singles (mix & match!) and hair pins by Willow Stained Glass Studio and Krista Bermeo Studio, both Indiana artists.

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Joan of Dark left us with her wonderful books, Knits for Nerds and Geek Knits, and we have a brand new artist called Knits by Ed. He brought us these two beautiful pieces, a faux taxidermy bison and some beautiful red cardinals. They are so detailed and amazing, you’ve got to come see them in person! Also, our mannequin, always looking sharp in a hoodie by Scobar and fall necklace by Astronette.

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A homey little Homespun set-up on this coffee table by Purposeful Design.

INDIEana Handicraft Exchange: Saturday, September 19th

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That’s THIS Saturday, folks! The INDIEana Handicraft Exchange is happening from 11am – 7pm on Monument Circle as part of Big Car Collaborative‘s Spark Monument Circle! We’re getting excited to see everyone! Come out for a beautiful fall day of handicrafts on the city’s most notable monument. This is a free, family-friendly event! Rocket 88 Doughnuts‘s doughnut/coffee cart will be on location from 11am – 2pm! Save room after breakfast for a delicious doughnut and wash it down with some of Mile Square Coffee Roastery‘s smooth cold brew. Yum!

Homespun Events & Workshops

INDIEana Handicraft Exchange Mini: Saturday, September 19th, 11am-7pm: Located on monument circle downtown in collaboration with Big Car. Follow our IHE Facebook page for the latest.

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!

Coming Up in Indianapolis

Indy Jazz Fest: September 10th-19th

Art SquaredSaturday, September 19th, 12-6pm: Make art. Be art. Buy art. In Fountain Square.

See ya next week, friends!

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  • 01. Kate

    Great gift basket idea! And thank you for featuring my Indiana Flower towel. Nice photo! Cheers, Kate

    • 02. hm_admin

      Thanks, Kate!