Thursday I blogged about Hands on CRAFT, Arcata's new 'center for manual arts' and the newest retailer of COLORBOMB yarns; today I checked out Kristy's booth, full of some of the crafting supplies she's going to have at Hands on CRAFT, including my yarns. That's Kristy on the left, introducing my yarns to a market-goer.
She had a lovely booth, and it was a great way to introduce the new venture. She's opening this Tuesday - go say 'hi' and tell her Velma sent you.
Among the other booths were a few gems that I've gotta give a shout-out to; hi to Diane at Sweet Heat Habanero Jams; Candy and her polymer clay jewelry (she's going to make me a custom be-Hallowigged Velma pin!); Jbird Glass (Cole says, 'hi', Jbird); and Marian of Tegas - check out her beautiful tile art if you're in the market for a special something. And I was surprised to find not one but TWO new sources of fiber: alpaca from Fortuna and merino/southdown in Westhaven. Now that's a successful craft market!
After all that, I even found time to list a new skein of handspun on Etsy (luckily, I took the pics before I left for the craft market; it was dark and wet when I returned, no light for photography, that's for sure). Called 'Ruddy Duddy', it looks like this: