This Week at the Shop: November 8th

We’re busy bees over here: our Staff Picks blog series is underway and here to help you choose the best gifts for your fam and friends this season, we have new workshops and events planned at the shop (see a full list below and on our Facebook page) and there are all kinds of new, amazing handcrafted goods coming in to show you. But best of all, we voted.

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New reclaimed wood tray from Infinite Abyss. Restock on locally roasted Blue Mind Coffee and Nicole’s Threads fingerless gloves made from reclaimed sweaters. And brand new from Lotto Love: do good and have fun.

Coming Up

Holiday Pickle Tasting with Indiana Pickle Co.: Saturday, November 12th, 11am- 4pm: These pickles are kind of a big dill: jars of Indiana Pickle Company’s delicious gourmet goods have been flying off our shelves since we began carrying them. If you’ve wanted to sample these spears, you’re in luck – join us from 11am – 4pm on Saturday, November 12th as IPC hosts a Holiday-inspired pop-up tasting in our store. Cucumbers, carrots, and more brined in craft beers or moonshine from local purveyors like Sun King, Triton, Hotel Tango, Upland, and Flat12 will be available for you to sample (and, of course, purchase!). Fair warning – they’re all delicious.

Candle Maker Pop-Up & Mass Ave Midnight Shopper: Friday, November 18th, 5pm-12am: Tonight’s the perfect night to get a jump start on your holiday shopping! Many Mass Ave merchants will be open until midnight to allow prudent patrons a chance to enjoy all of Indy’s best shops and boutiques. Plus, it’s the perfect opportunity to give back to the community during the season of giving! Here at Homespun we dedicate a significant portion of our donation efforts to Coburn Place Save Haven and Project Home Indy, two local non-profits dear to our hearts. Bring in needed items for Coburn Place and/or Project Home Indy and receive 10% off your entire purchase!

Workshop: Knit & Sip: Friday, November 18th, 6-8pm: Join us this evening for a knit & sip class in conjunction with the annual Mass Ave Midnight Shopper. In this workshop, students will learn the Continental method of knitting. The Continental method is a faster style of knitting with a more efficient movement of the wrist, mostly used in Europe. The most noted benefit to Continental knitting is the speed and ease of execution. 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.

Small Business Saturday: Saturday, November 26th, 9am-9pm: The holiday shopping season is officially upon us, and shopping small means big support for independently-owned shops like ours (and for our community!). Homespun: Modern Handmade will be opening early today (9am) to give our fantastic customers early access to our brimming-with-holiday-inventory sales floor. In fact, the first ten customers will receive Swag Bags, one of which will be a SUPER Swag Bag with a high-dollar item from a participating Mass Ave store.

Giving Tuesday: Tuesday, November 29th, 10am-8pm: Make a difference with your shopping today at Homespun. Bring in items from the lists below and receive 10% off your store purchase today. Donated goods will benefit Coburn Place of Indianapolis, a transitional program to help survivors of domestic abuse and Project Home Indy, a local non-profit program aiming to break the cycle of poverty by serving up to five teen mothers and their children, helping them reach the path to self-sufficiency.

Yelp Bazaar: Thursday, December 11th, 6-10pm: Homespun is once again part of Yelp’s annual pop up shopping party with more than 120 local businesses! Check-in on the Yelp app for your Yelp Shop Local tote because this hefty list of local businesses is certain to fill your hands!

Super Saturday: Saturday, December 17th: 10am-9pm: One of the biggest shopping days of the year is the Saturday before Christmas. If you’re a procrastinator, don’t worry – we still love you! In fact, bring in needed items for Coburn Place Safe Haven and/or Project Home Indy from the lists below and you’ll receive 10% off your total purchase! Now that’s the spirit!

See ya next week, friends!

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