Their name may lead you to believe that they are a law firm or financial advisor. But to the contrary, Dana Jones and Amy Baxter are two Niwot moms who began sewing face masks at the onset of the pandemic and found they enjoyed working with fabric so much that they kept going, making charming, retro-styled aprons (for grown-ups and kids), as well as table linens. Amy and Dana use soft, 100% cotton and source their accent fabrics from local independent shops.
Dilia Salvador returns this year with a burst of color, detail, and texture!
New this year from her gifted and never-idle hands come knitted and embroidered handwarmers and beaded and embroidered felt heart pins, perfect complements to her fabulous felted scarves that incorporate color and pattern from natural dyes, collaged fabric fragments, buttons, etc. A Longmont resident, Dilia was a longtime member of the Boulder Art & Crafts Co-op.
Engrid Winslow hand knits these soft, warm and beautiful wool socks in washable wool/poly blend and Pashmina yarns, in lovely color blends with reinforced heels and toes, in a range of sizes for women and men. These are a Harlequin’s Exclusive! P.S. – this year she also crocheted scarves!
Eve’s friend Sue Hagedorn is a Longmont fiber artist. She has brought us a large assortment of beautiful indigo-dyed scarves and up-cycled clothing. Many of these one-of-a-kind garments are from high-quality fashion brands.
An Anchorage, AK native, she became interested in indigo dyeing at a workshop there and was drawn to its healing and quiet contemplative properties. She has explored the traditional Japanese art of Shibori (a method of folding and tying to produce dye-resist patterns), and dyeing with a variety of natural materials on natural fiber fabrics, table linens, clothing and paper of all kinds. Sue also teaches indigo dye workshops outdoors during the warm months.
Kylee Covili creates unique and one-of a kind found-art assemblages for your walls, as well as jewelry! Her work is inspired by a love of vintage treasures which she repurposes and transforms into something entirely new. This year she will bring us her lovely, featherweight hand-painted earrings made from old cookie tins, and unisex cuff bracelets made from repurposed leather belts.
Kylee says: “I believe there is beauty in the discarded and overlooked, and I strive to create a sense of harmony and balance in my work that reflects my inspired imagination.”
A fiber and fabric lover from her earliest years, Lili learned to knit from her mother when she was eleven, and went on to study painting, printmaking and fashion design. She learned to spin at age 24, and so began a life-long passion. Lili begins each morning with a contemplative hour at her spinning wheel.
Her love of color and pattern and a fascination with the unique qualities of wool from different breeds of sheep keep her spinning! No two skeins are ever alike, and each awaits someone making something special from them. Lili provides the story behind each skein and recommendations for the best knitting patterns to show them off. Use a one-of-a-kind skein to make a very special gift or gift the yarn to a needle-crafter who will delight in its beauty and its story.
We are delighted to introduce this local maker of earrings to our Holiday Market! LoveLevel uses ethically sourced wood to create original, nature-inspired, weightless, laser-cut earrings that make a bold, fun statement without pulling on your earlobes. Their women-owned, culturally and racially diverse company also partners with Trees.org to plant a tree for every item sold.
Eve discovered Pebble Art Jewelry when she was lured into their little shop by an arresting display of jewelry made from ancient Roman glass. This year Kate Head has again brought us wonderful pieces featuring fragments of 1200 year old Roman era glass from the Mediterranean region in gorgeous shades of blues, greens and iridescent pearl combined with modern styling, and at very reasonable prices.
She has also brought a variety of lovely and affordable earrings, bracelets and necklaces featuring with semi-precious natural stones and pearls. Pebble is located at 7980 Niwot Road next door to the Niwot Market.
Joan Hemm began working with the fabrics found in thrift-store draperies, duvet covers, tablecloths, and sheets in high school where there was no budget for costumes for the drama department’s productions. We first met Joan at a Boulder County Farmer’s Market, where she was dressed in a wonderful period costume portraying Susan B. Anthony in honor of Women’s Suffrage, and armed with voter registration forms. She had, of course, made her costume from remnants.
Fashioned from top quality ‘designer’ home decor fabric remnants (small new, unused leftovers), Joan reimagines the fabrics into one-of-a kind crossbody bags for us. She designed her pattern based on features she personally wanted: a “gusset” to create a roomier interior, a pocket on the back for a cell phone, inside pockets, cotton linings, and an adjustable strap. Just what we all wanted! And this year she has made laptop carrying bags, too!
Trek Light Gear Fanny Packs & Bindle Daypacks
Boulder-based Trek Light makes excellent recreational gear, and partners with a global tree-planting NGO to plant a tree for every product sold.
A great new product is their 100% water resistant, perfect-sized Fanny Pack that easily converts from hip pack to crossbody shoulder sling, worn on your front or back, and adjusts easily to fit adults of most sizes. Constructed with 4 zippered compartments, multiple pocket organizers, and even a hidden key clip, it comes in two fabric patterns to choose from. The wide, soft webbing strap and quilted back assure your comfort.
The Bindle Pack returns! From pocket-sized to perfect-sized, this awesome daypack can go everywhere with you. Stored in its attached tiny stuff-sack, it can ride in your glove compartment, bicycle pack, pocket or backpack and come out to play for any impromptu or planned day hike, shopping trip or festival. You get hands-free comfort, adjustable straps, amazing capacity, easy care, tremendous strength and durability (made of parachute nylon). Eve has been using hers for 10 years and doesn’t go anywhere without it!
Artisan Renée McDougall of Longmont became interested in crafting with glass while working at the Stained Glass Supply Company. At her home studio, she works mostly in fused glass, a process that can take up to 11 hours from start to finish.
We have her sparkly and very affordable dichroic glass pendant necklaces, popular stocking-stuffers every year! See our Art & Home section for more of Renee’s work.
Sondra joined us late in our 2015 holiday market and her fun, original hand-knitted hats and headbands immediately set off a buying frenzy! Eve gets compliments wherever she goes when she wears the fabulous feathery headband Sondra made, even from strangers on the street!
We’ve stocked up on her pieces this year, including her soft, snuggly ‘mobius’ scarves, hats and headbands, as well as her beautiful pressed-flower botanical cards.