This Week at the Shop: June 20th

Jam! We have the coolest workshop coming up this weekend! I’m ready to get out into nature and pick some delicious fresh blackberries and mulberries and make them into jam. Bring your kiddos, your friends, your family and head on out to Anderson, IN for a very special day of picking and preserving. Learn more about the event, coming up THIS Friday, here and sign up before it’s full.

We have so, so many fun new products, too. Take a look and see you Friday!

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These are my new absolute favorite. They all smell incredible: candles from new vendor Brooklyn Candle Studios.

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D’Earth has brought us her all natural bug spray and I have to say it is the best smelling bug spray you’re gonna find, these blank books are new from our neighbors Yonder Bound, lightening bugs abound this time of year and these beautiful ceramic coasters from Linnea Campbell Ceramic Art capture them perfectly, AND we now carry Indy Writes Books! Support your local non-profit bookstore.

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We have a much needed restock from Southern Hospitality including these foot scrubs; beautiful cardinal print by Half Hazard Press, gold flaked studs by Paperish Mess Made, and lots of new photographic coasters from Hazel Brown Photography.

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Lots and lots of Indiana love here at Homespun: cards and prints by Haven Paperie, hand-cut paper art by Geez Louise Design, more ceramics by Linnea Campbell Ceramic Art, and Midwest Best print by Half Hazard Press.

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We have a beautiful display of luscious leather from Howl & Hide: these products are useful, durable, and drop dead gorgeous.

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We’ve got a restock from the ever-loveable Farizula Designs, more Indiana silhouette cutting boards from Dickinson Woodworking and a lovely restock from The Onyx Exchange.

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LOVE Jen Townsend. Her beautiful earrings have been a Homespun classic and are so well crafted and beautiful. We’ve got some new styles in to add to your collection.

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Resketch notebooks divert perfectly good paper from landfills for you to use to much greater purpose. Lots of fun surfaces to create on: new at Homespun.

Coming Up

 

Workshop: Jam!: Friday, June 24th, 10am-2pm AND 4-8pm: NOTE: this workshop will be taking place at a location other than Homespun.

Time to kick out the summer jams! Jams, jellies, preserves, and more are a simple, fun way to keep the taste of summer alive all year ’round. Indiana is home to a great variety of wild-grown edibles, and food preservation has long been in our agricultural history. Homespun photographer Rana Salame’s property in Anderson, Indiana is full of blackberries and mulberries, and she’s invited friends of Homespun to her share in her bounty.

Participants in this workshop will pick their own berries and process them with Rana’s assistance. Children are welcome – a snack will be served. Bring a basket or bucket for picking and wear clothing that can get dirty or stained. Pants are necessary for working in the thick plant areas. Bring a beverage to stay hydrated.

Workshop: Mixed Media Junk Journal: Friday, July 8th, 6-8pm: Do you ever feel like you have artists’ block? Maybe you’re an out-of-practice creative wanting to get back in the habit? Perhaps you have the creative spark, but you’re not sure where to start? We’re here to help! Join our Mixed Media Junk Journal Workshop to get your creative juices flowing. Play and explore design ideas through a variety of materials and mediums. Participants will first create a handmade book from recycled materials, found papers, or ephemera. Next, instructor Tori Weyers will guide participants through creating a mixed media spread using various paints, inks, pencils, crayons, washi tape, stencils, marks, graphite, and more.

Workshop: Wire Wrapping Basics: Saturday, July 23rd, 1-4pm: Have you ever wanted to go on a gem hunt? Well, here is your chance! Rana Salame Striedinger of Salame Jewelry Designs is opening her treasure chest of gemstones for you to peruse and select from to create your own one-of-a-kind jewelry. Students will learn several wire wrapping and jewelry assembly techniques to create two unique items – students can choose to make a pair of earrings and a necklace, two pairs of earrings, or two necklaces.

Workshop: Succulent Terrarium: Saturday, August 13th, 1-2:30pm: Low-maintenance, lovely, and easy to assemble: succulent terrariums are the perfect spring project to bring some green back into your world. Join Rana Salame in our shop as she shares her expertise in basic succulent cutting, rooting, and plant care. This class is great for beginners and open to children, too – one child and one caregiver together may purchase a ticket. Please note: one ticket is worth one terrarium – if you would like to made additional terrariums, please be sure to purchase additional tickets.

See ya next week, friends!

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