This Week at the Shop: September 7th

New month, new beauties on the sales floor. Welcome to September!

New in the Shop




Enamel earrings by Courtney Fischer of Royal Oak, MI, magnets from Mark Shirar of Fishers, IN, brand new vendor Lindsay Streem Designs of Wheaton, IL, and a beautiful new re-brand and re-stock from Revival Food Co. operating right here in Indianapolis.

Art Gallery 

In our gallery now is some beautiful encaustic work by Indianapolis artist Caryn Costlow. Take a look, right above our card section, for these colorful, stunning pieces.



Book Signing and Knit-In

Join us THIS Thursday, September 10th from 6-8pm here at the shop and get your signed copy of Geek Knits!

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About the author:

Joan of Dark is sometimes called Toni Carr, but not very often. Her passion for knitting started when she asked her grandmother to show her how, and she instantly regretted all the time in her life spent not knitting. Her first book, Knockdown Knits, was all about roller derby and knitting. Her second and third books, Knits for Nerds and Geek Knits, are both about nerdy/geeky knitting, so one could guess that Joan is a roller derby loving knitting nerd. This would be correct. She is also a rescuer of animals, and surrounds herself with not only a very loving and tolerant husband, but a miniature horse named Starkey, Pigwidgeon (Widget) the parrot,  a very weird dog named Sassy Burrito, Willie (the craziest corgi mutt ever), and a cat named Rori.

When not knitting, skating, performing aerial silks, or running though muddy obstacle course races, you may find her working in her coffee shop (Strange Brew), playing the guitar or the bass, or occasionally having too many glasses of wine and entertaining her twitter followers with her tipsy ramblings. #joanofdrunk

You can read about more adventures on her blog, or follow her on Twitter.

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About the book:

Geek Knits features patterns inspired by geek culture, with the knits modeled by some very familiar faces! Neil Gaiman in his Baker Street scarf and hat, George RR Martin cuddling a knit Direwolf, Adam Savage modeling a Muggle Artifact sweater and Whitney Avalon of “Princess Rap Battles” wearing a Captain America inspired sweater dress.
Grab your needles and make a 20-sided dice for your home, a Bunnicula bunny too cute to be terrifying, or a Companion Scarf suitable for running away with a mad man and his blue box!
Homespun Events & Workshops

Book Signing and Knit-In with Joan of Dark: Thursday, September 10th, 6-8pm: If you’re a Game of Thrones fan, surely you’ve daydreamed about having your own Direwolf. Joan of Dark, local knitter and author, can make that happen! Join us this evening and knit along with the author as she signs copies of her newest book, “Geek Knits.”

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

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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