I spent last Saturday at a craft fair to support the Wiggin Memorial Library. A whole day with my daughter and no dirt under our nails – what a treat.
She had her 1840 Farm booth set up and was selling her wonderful aprons and wine sleeves made from men’s dress shirts, and her beautiful hand coiled baskets made with repurposed fabrics.
Our family has a long history of women who work with fabric going back to my great-grandmother. I have one of her hand quilted pieces, my grandmother made fabric rugs from repurposed fabrics, my mother was an extremely skilled seamstress, I sew, quilt and paint, my daughter is a true artisan, and my granddaughter tears strips for the baskets and crafts a variety of products for her Breyer horse collection.
Six generations of skilled women in our family crafting with repurposed materials – now that’s something to celebrate, and we do.
I must admit to having a good time walking around and talking to the other skilled crafters so I thought I’d share some photos.
Like supporting local farmers – support your local crafters and artisans. It is not only good for the local community, it makes you feel good to buy unique hand-made gifts for those you care about.