Just seeing us at the nursery, you might not believe that we can clean up real good, but we can! We’ve selected stunning jewelry, great hand knitted items, and other stylish clothing for our Holiday Market. While buying gifts for friends and family, you might want to grab yourself something too before heading to that special holiday event!
Our own Engrid Winslow hand knits these soft, warm and beautiful wool socks, leg warmers and boot cuffs in washable wool/poly blend and Pashmina yarns, in lovely color blends with reinforced heels and toes, in sizes for women and men.
Quantities are limited – the early bird gets the socks!
Nationally acclaimed local fiber artist Annette Kennedy, widely known for her award-winning art quilts, turned her talents and her love of nature to making marvelous nature-printed silk scarves.
She uses leaves, flowers, buds, etc. from plants that she grows herself and forages, along with natural dye plant extracts, to create elegantly subtle, earthy, one-of-a-kind silk scarves that feel as luxurious as they look.
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 fun and very affordable earrings and hair ornaments, both popular stocking-stuffers every year!
Retuned Jewelry makes striking, stylish bracelets, earrings and necklaces for gals and guys from repurposed, used guitar strings. Did you know that because of the various alloys used to make guitar strings, they are extremely difficult to recycle? At least 700 tons of strings end up in the dump every year. Retuned works with local musicians and music shops to collect used strings that would have otherwise been thrown away. Their jewelry, made by Christina Lacey and her husband in Frederick CO, gives these hard-working strings new life and allows their stories to live on. We think they are a perfect fit for our Holiday Gift Market, don’t you?
Christina says “Music has always been a big part of our lives. When we started Retuned, one of our goals was to be able to give back to the community that has meant so much to us. The Blue Star Connection mission is to provide access and ownership of musical instruments for children and young adults with cancer and other serious life challenges. We’re happy to say, with your help, we are able to help support Blue Star Connection.”
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.
Sarah Wilson is a maker by hobby and has sold her work at craft fairs for the last nine years. Sarah was born and raised in Alaska and recently completed graduate school in Newfoundland studying archaeology and has returned to Colorado. She missed the mountains and thunderstorms the most!
At Harlequin’s, you’ll find her zippered pouches and card wallets that are versatile, cute, and durable. They are great as a small purse or clutch, a pencil bag, or dry toiletry bag. These are perfect gifts on their own (easy to ship!) or filled with other small gifts, and they make fun stocking stuffers.