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Sheridan Watkins

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Sheridan Watkins

Shairpins, Winston Salem, North Carolina

Think about your most lightweight pair of earrings…these are probably lighter than that! All earrings are made from repurposed fabric and crafted into unorthodox floral shapes, patterns and colors!

Each pair features fun textiles and incorporates wire, resin and a beaded center! You will get questions about where you got your earrings so be prepared :

They feature surgical steel ear posts. These handmade pieces may feature slight imperfections, variations or inconsistencies that in no way affect their functionality.

Maybe you’d like a smaller or bigger size or something created from a favorite shirt or dress.  Custom orders available. Please contact us for more information.

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  • Afrocentric textile stud earrings

    Multicolored/Afrocentric textile stud earrings

    $50.00
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  • purple marble textile stud earrings

    Purple marble textile stud earrings

    $50.00
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  • gingham post earrings

    Gingham pink, red and white stud earrings

    $50.00
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  • kente textile stud earrings

    Kente textile stud earrings

    $50.00
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  • teal silk stud spiral dangles

    Teal silk stud spiral dangles

    $65.00
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  • cork dangle earrings

    Cork textile dangle earrings

    $60.00
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About Sheridan Watkins

Sheridan says, “Growing up, I’ve always strived to be different. Not to bring attention to myself but to create my own identity that wasn’t defined by anyone else. This worked for and against me. I can remember starting some trends, but I also remember wishing the day would speed up so I could get home because my outfit choice was not a hit with peers that day.

And then you grow up and don’t even realize the emotional baggage you’ve carried with you into adulthood. I found myself censoring parts of me in fear of what others thought. And I didn’t like that…So I went back to what lit me up as an adolescent…creating something different.

Now I create jewelry that gives  you a way to express yourself. So keep shining because you can only be who you are!”

In a world where we may feel like we don’t have control, hold onto the fact that you actually do.

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Marilyn Yvonne Gore

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Marilyn Yvonne Gore

Stitching and Stirring, Charlotte, North Carolina

A bed without a quilt is like a sky without stars.

Marilyn Yvonne Gore
Stitching and Stirring is dedicated to art and preservation of quilts that represent African American culture and history.

Marilyn is a life-long quilter who has stitched literally hundreds of quilts using traditional, paper-piecing, and crazy quilting techniques  in her hand-quilted creations.

She uses 100% cotton fabrics. Most of her quilts are scrap quilts made with African-inspired fabrics, batiks, and leftover fabrics from other projects.

 Her purpose is to bring joy not only to herself but to others… one beautiful quilt at a time!

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  • paper pieced stars

    Paper-pieced stars quilted wall hanging

    $450.00
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  • orange suns and hearts

    Orange suns and hearts quilted wall hanging

    $300.00
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  • lady with a bowl

    Lady with a bowl quilted wall hanging

    $250.00
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  • Arkansas traveler scrappy quilt

    Queen-size Arkansas Traveler scrappy quilt

    $600.00
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  • african shadows

    King-size African Shadows quilt

    $900.00
    Add to cart
  • pretty in pink scrap quilt

    King-size Pretty in Pink scrap quilt

    $1,200.00
    Add to cart
  • African scrap quilt in burgundy

    King-size African scrap quilt in burgundy

    $1,300.00
    Add to cart
  • African scrap quilt in orange

    King-size African scrap quilt in orange

    $1,500.00
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Custom orders available. Please contact us for more information

About Marilyn Gore

Marilyn has been sewing and quilting since the age of 14. Born and raised in the rural farming community of Bolivia, North Carolina, sewing and quilting were necessities. Marilyn’s first sewing experience was helping her mother make woven and tied floor rugs from feed sacks and tobacco twine. Her mother, Mattie Pearl, also taught Marilyn how to embroider and decorate homemade pillowcases.

Home economics was a required part of Marilyn’s high school education, and it was there that she learned to construct garments. Under the tutelage of Lizzie Mae Mitchell, home economics teacher at Southport – Brunswick County High School, she constructed her first garment. Scraps from this garment were used to make an eight-pointed star quilt.  With the help of her mother, Marilyn made her second quilt, a lone star, from scraps of polyester fabrics.

She graduated from Bennett College with a degree in home economics, clothing, and textiles. With the encouragement of Professor Louise G. Streat, she continued her studies at Howard University, Washington, DC. Marilyn’s masters thesis centered on a historical study of North Carolina quilt-making.

Marilyn retired from the North Carolina Cooperative Extension in 2007. Her career — 19 years with the University of the District of Columbia and 12 years here in North Carolina — were very rewarding to her. She served in several national executive board positions with the National Extension Association of Family and Consumer Sciences (NEAFCS), including as the 2004–2005 president.

She is a member of the Charlotte Quilters Guild and the Friendship Missionary Baptist Church Quilting Ministry.

Custom orders available. Please contact us for more information.

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Mike Anderson

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Mike Anderson

fiddlemakermike.com, Louisburg, North Carolina

Mike has been making fiddles for over 20 years and a woodworker since childhood.  He loves music and has a passion to create!

The wood Mike uses, North Carolina red maple and Virginia red spruce, is cut and harvested locally by him.

It is stored and air dried for a minimum of four years before working the wood into a fiddle.

He uses traditional 400 year old handcrafted methods for building his beautiful instruments.

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  • fiddle no. 52 mermaid

    Fiddle no. 52, mermaid

    $4,850.00
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  • pocket fiddle no. 4

    Pocket or pochette fiddle no. 4

    $980.00
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  • viola 51

    Viola no. 51

    $3,850.00
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  • fiddle 69 special scroll

    Fiddle no. 69 special scroll

    $3,750.00
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  • fiddle 36 5-string

    Fiddle no. 36, 5-string

    $3,750.00
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  • fiddle no. 59 ol goat

    Fiddle no. 59 ol’ goat

    $7,550.00
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  • fiddle 66 scroll

    Fiddle no. 66, scroll

    $3,750.00
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  • fiddle 35 guitar shape

    Fiddle no. 35, guitar shape

    $2,550.00
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  • fiddle 70 dinosaur

    Fiddle no. 70, dinosaur

    $4,850.00
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  • fiddle 68 scroll

    Fiddle no. 68, scroll

    $4,050.00
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  • fiddle no. 64 lady face

    Fiddle no. 64, lady face

    $4,650.00
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  • fiddle no. 63 eagle

    Fiddle no. 63, eagle

    $4,850.00
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  • fiddle no. 67

    Fiddle no. 67

    $3,750.00
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About Mike Anderson

Mike traces his interest in string instruments back to his childhood. His great-grandfather played the fiddle and his mother played classical music when he was a small child. “I heard so much violin music as a small child, I think it had an impact on me,” says Mike.

His interest in carving started at 5 years old with a bar of soap. Eventually wood became his material of choice and he took up making bowls and spoons. But he craved a challenge that would keep him striving and learning in his craft. Mike has been carving string instruments for decades now and he mentored with the late legendary luthier, Arthur Conner, of Copper Hill, VA.

Fiddlemaker Mike has a longstanding tradition of sharing in the love of music by giving away one of his handmade fiddles to a young North Carolinian between the ages of 10 and 17. The prize is awarded based on a 300-word essay submitted by each entrant. Two times he has given away two violins because sometimes the essays are so good, he can’t pick just one.

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Linda Dease Smith

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Linda Dease Smith

Fun and Funky Fabric Art, Blowing Rock, North Carolina

Linda Dease Smith sews with fabric and thread, by hand and machine, and often embellishes her pieces with beads, buttons, and found objects.

She enjoys creating her own designs and patterns, and each piece is one-of-a-kind. 

She decided several years ago that, rather than buying new fabric, she would first use up the fabric that she has. She’s still working on it and actually enjoys the challenge of creating with what she has on hand. 

Her interest in upcycling has also led to many fabulous thrift store finds she incorporates into her art.

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  • pendant

    White and pearl cloth pendant necklace

    $25.00
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  • fabric pendant

    Green and copper cloth fern pendant necklace

    $25.00
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  • pendant

    Colorful cloth pendant necklace

    $25.00
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  • fabric pendant

    Taupe, green, and rust cloth pendant necklace

    $25.00
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  • fabric pendant

    Orange and black cloth pendant necklace

    $25.00
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  • fabric pendant

    Black and copper cloth pendant necklace

    $25.00
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  • shrug

    Dark grey cotton shrug

    $45.00
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  • shrug

    Light grey cotton shrug

    $45.00
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  • scarf

    Reversible fuchsia and navy plaid patchwork quilt scarf

    $35.00
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  • reversible scarf

    Reversible fuchsia and navy plaid patchwork quilt scarf

    $35.00
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  • scarf

    Reversible red and blue plaid patchwork quilt scarf

    $35.00
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  • scarf

    Reversible blue and tan plaid patchwork quilt scarf

    $35.00
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  • scarf

    Reversible red and blue plaid patchwork quilt scarf

    $35.00
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  • scarf

    Colorful reversible plaid patchwork quilt scarf

    $35.00
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  • wall hanging

    Blue and green quilted geometric pattern wall hanging

    $130.00
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  • wall hanging

    Full moon quilted wall hanging

    $125.00
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  • wall hanging

    Batik leaves yellow and orange quilted wall hanging

    $625.00
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  • wall hanging

    Colorful geometric pattern wall hanging

    $925.00
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  • wall hanging

    Tree in winter quilted wall hanging

    $500.00
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  • wall hanging

    Colorful houses geometric quilted wall hanging

    $1,530.00
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About Linda Dease Smith

Linda has been creating with fabric since the 1970s when she moved to the North Carolina mountains. Even though she knew nothing about sewing or quilting, Linda decided to make a king-sized Bicentennial quilt. “What was I thinking?” she asked herself. It took several years, but she finally finished it. At about the same time, Linda finished three quilts that her great-grandmother had pieced, but never quilted. She was hooked! In fact, she has never stopped working with fabric and gets more excited about it every year. While her love of fabric has never waned, she’s continually looking for new items to make. Linda no longer makes bed quilts, but uses fabric to make anything else she can think of, including wall art, clothing, jewelry, and scarves. Linda’s latest passion is upcycling and repurposing clothing into wearable art.

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Karen Casey and Arlen Custer

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Karen Casey and Arlen Custer

Karen Casey Fused Glass Designs, Durham, North Carolina

Karen Casey and Arlen Custer are Durham, North Carolina, artists who have worked with glass for over 30 years.

They love color and interesting shapes for their glass pieces. You will find fused glass jewelry, hair accessories, vases, and dishes. Designs from elegant to wild!

They have specialized in fused glass for the last 15 years. Glass pieces are cut, designed, and fused in a kiln. Pieces that have a shape such as bowls and vases go in the kiln a second time to be slumped into shape.

A combination of dichroic glass and other fusible glass give their pieces a unique look and make each piece one-of-a-kind.

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  • dichroic glass pendant

    Diamond-shape purple, blue and green dichroic glass pendant

    $28.00
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  • dichroic pendant

    Oval blue dichroic glass pendant

    $20.00
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  • red glass star ornament

    Red glass star ornament

    $12.00
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  • holiday ornament 2021

    Blue glass star Christmas ornament

    $12.00
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  • smoky blue barrette

    Smoky blue with hint of purple 3.5-inch NON-dichroic glass barrette

    $20.00
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  • teal non-dichroic barrette

    Teal non-dichroic glass 3.5-inch barrette

    $20.00
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  • mauve brown purple barrette

    Subtle mauve, brown and deep purple dichroic glass 3.25-inch barrette

    $20.00
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  • blue gold black barrette

    Blues, gold and black textured dichroic glass 4-inch barrette

    $20.00
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  • Blues gold black barrette

    Blues, gold and black textured dichroic glass 4-inch barrette

    $20.00
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  • pebble dichroic barrette

    Blue, gold and green pebble texture dichroic glass 4-inch barrette

    $20.00
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  • blue teal gold barrette

    Multi-stripe 4-inch dichroic glass barrette in blue, teal and gold

    $20.00
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  • blue teal gold barrette

    Bright blue and purple dichroic glass 4-inch barrette

    $20.00
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  • purple dichroic barrette

    Purple dichroic glass 4-inch barrette

    $20.00
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  • Blue frit mixture large

    Blue frit mixture pendant

    $20.00
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  • Blue frit mixture pendant

    $20.00
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  • Rectangular dichroic pendant

    $20.00
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  • Medium square dichroic glass pendant

    $28.00
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  • Gold, green, and blue dichroic fused glass earrings

    $22.00
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  • Rocky copper with mix of orange, blue, gold, and green dichroic fused glass earrings

    $22.00
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  • Silver fused dichroic glass earrings

    $22.00
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  • Orange and green fused dichroic glass earrings

    $22.00
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  • Deep turquoise fused glass dragonfly earrings

    $22.00
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  • Magenta fused glass dragonfly earrings

    $22.00
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  • Magenta-gold fused glass dragonfly earrings

    $22.00
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  • Blue fused glass non-dichroic earrings

    $20.00
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  • Blue fused glass non-dichroic earrings

    $20.00
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  • Pale aqua fused glass non-dichroic earrings

    $20.00
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  • Turquoise fused glass non-dichroic earrings

    $20.00
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  • Fused glass link bracelet

    $32.00
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  • Small Tree

    $35.00
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  • Small dragonfly

    $25.00
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  • Handkerchief vase

    $55.00
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  • Multi-colored handkerchief vase

    $75.00
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About Karen Casey

Karen is also the owner of The Artisan Market at 305 located in downtown Durham. She is excited to have a woman-owned business and appreciates Durham’s inclusive, welcoming, and diverse reputation. The storefront at 305 is the home for Karen’s art as well as around 40 other local artists from across North Carolina. In addition to being an artist, Karen is a speech language pathologist with the specialty of augmentative communication.

She is incredibly grateful that her husband, Arlen Custer, is also very artistic, handy and has enthusiastically joined in all her endeavors and provided hours of support.

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Frumet Raskin-Miller

Frumet Raskin-Miller

LateBloomerPottery, Durham, North Carolina

Favorite materials :
Stoneware clays
Food safe glazes/underglazes
Terra sigillata
Porcelain slips
Handmade stamps
Tools, tools and more tools

Favorite techniques:
Throwing on the pottery wheel, handbuilding and combining these techniques, to make all kinds of functional items. 
Decorating by carving, slipping, resisting, painting, stamping and more, just adds to my delight in creating.​

Favorite things to make:
A wide variety of items for the home, particularly beautiful, functional pottery used for cooking,  baking, serving, eating and drinking.
Yarn bowls and buttons for those of us who knit and crochet.

And seasonal items such as Fall leaf platters and Christmas ornaments, as well as ritual items, such as  Menorahs, Seder plates and Shabbat candle stick holders, have found their way into Frumet’s heart and hands!

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  • cylinder vase

    Indigo blue cylinder vase

    $24.00
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  • cylinder vase

    Smoky merlot cylinder vase

    $24.00
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  • green cylinder vase

    Green cylinder vase

    $24.00
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  • snowflake ornament

    Snowflake ornament

    $12.00
    Add to cart
  • smoky merlot plate

    Smoky merlot plate

    $45.00
    Add to cart
  • deep dish pie baker

    Deep dish pie baker

    $65.00
    Add to cart
  • leaf plate

    Leaf platter

    $22.00
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  • apple baker

    Butter yellow apple baker bowl

    $24.00
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  • apple baker

    Green apple baker bowl

    $24.00
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  • apple baker

    Indigo blue apple baker bowl

    $24.00
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  • hamsa

    Purple hamsa pottery charm (the Hand of Fatima)

    $30.00
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  • hamsa

    Blue hamsa pottery charm (the Hand of Fatima)

    $30.00
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  • hamsa

    Green hamsa pottery charm (the Hand of Fatima)

    $30.00
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  • apple baker

    Oven-safe apple baker bowl

    $24.00
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  • apple baker

    Oven-safe apple baker bowl

    $24.00
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  • petite sugar creamer set

    Petite sugar and creamer set with tray

    $60.00
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  • leaf platter

    Decorative leaf plate

    $22.00
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  • heart ornament

    Heart hanging ornament

    $12.00
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  • dove ornament

    Dove hanging ornament

    $14.00
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About Frumet Raskin-Miller

Frumet came to this passion relatively late in life, after spending many years as an early childhood special educator, dance therapist and gestalt psychotherapist. 

 She began making pottery as a hobbyist in 2001, but it wasn’t until 2010, when she and her husband retired and moved to North Carolina, that she dove into the process. Soon, Frumet set up a small home studio, her “garagio,”  where she could experiment and create functional pottery.  When she had more pieces than she could store or give as gifts, Frumet ventured out into the world of craft shows, craft markets and online stores.  LateBloomerPottery was born! 

Frumet says, “It is important to me that my pottery is well-made and can stand up to the rigors of time and of use in a household.  The curve of the bowl, the softness of a rim, the size and shape of a handle, the arch of a spout, the fit of a lid, are just some of the details  that I consider as I work at my craft.  In the end, I want people to enjoy looking at, holding and using the pottery that I have made and that they have brought into their lives!”

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Pam Washer

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Pam Washer

RagBags, Blowing Rock, North Carolina

All of Pam’s bags are one-of-a-kind — made without using patterns.

They are made on a 1958 Singer Featherweight sewing machine that belonged to her husband’s grandmother. She’s made over 3,500 bags on this machine!

Most of the embellishments on Pam’s bags are also repurposed — items such as broken jewelry, vintage buttons, and various decorator tassels and trims.

Pam makes custom bags to order, using any material you might be interested in repurposing. Contact us for details on custom orders.

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  • Pink flower medium tote with carved bead

    Pink flower medium tote with carved bead

    $98.00
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  • Teal floral medium tote with pearl accent

    Teal floral medium tote with pearl accent

    $98.00
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  • Safari green large tote

    Safari green large tote

    $98.00
    Add to cart
  • Wrapped in mink medium tote

    Wrapped in mink medium tote

    $128.00
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  • Blue dots medium tote

    Blue dots medium tote

    $80.00
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  • Funky striped medium tote

    Funky striped medium tote

    $80.00
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  • Small pinecone tote in teal and sage green

    Small pinecone tote in teal and sage green

    $72.00
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  • Black and white floral medium tote

    Black and white floral medium tote

    $98.00
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  • Green and teal tropical leaves medium tote

    Green and teal tropical leaves medium tote

    $80.00
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  • Blue on orange small tote shoulder bag

    Blue on orange small tote shoulder bag

    $72.00
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  • holiday ornament 2021

    Felt holiday wreath hanging ornament

    $10.00
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About Pam Washer

Pam came to Appalachian State University from Shelby, North Carolina, in the late 1970’s, and never left! She has lived in Blowing Rock for over 35 years and started RagBags in 2005. It all began when a friend of hers wanted her to come up with something to sell in a craft sale she was having. She had never done anything like that before but she saw an article in a magazine about how to repurpose wool sweaters into handbags. She had always liked the idea of repurposing and recycling so she decided to give it a try. She sold almost every bag she made for that sale and was hooked!

Now, RagBags’ handbags are made from a variety of materials — whatever happens to find her! This includes discontinued decorator fabric samples, book covers, carpet samples, game boards, VHS tape, and many others!

Pam’s work may be seen at Monkee’s of Blowing Rock, Blue Ridge Artisan Guild gallery in Wilkesboro, Valle Country Fair in Valle Crucis, Art on the Mountain in West Jefferson, and other seasonal events.

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Julie Ottesen

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Artisan

In memoriam

Belle Port Baskets, Belhaven and Traphill, North Carolina

To honor the late Julie Ottesen, for every purchase of her baskets of $150 or more, 10% of the proceeds will be donated to Trees for a Change.

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  • holiday ornament 2021

    Holiday bell woven basket hanging ornament

    $14.00
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  • pine cone basket

    Pine cone wire handle basket

    $65.00
    Add to cart
  • Garden basket

    $75.00
    Add to cart
  • Guest towel basket

    $65.00
    Add to cart
  • Fruit basket

    $175.00
    Add to cart
  • Storage or waste basket

    $130.00
    Add to cart
  • Storage or waste basket

    $90.00
    Add to cart
  • 2.5” Nantucket basket (squared handle)

    $180.00
    Add to cart
  • 2.5” Nantucket basket (squared handle)

    $180.00
    Add to cart
  • 3.5” Nantucket basket (rounded handle)

    $195.00
    Add to cart
  • 4” Nantucket basket (rounded handle)

    $225.00
    Add to cart
  • 4” Nantucket basket (rounded handle)

    $275.00
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  • 4” Nantucket Basket - Squared Handle

    4” Nantucket basket (squared handle)

    $275.00
    Add to cart
  • 5” Nantucket basket (no lid)

    5” Nantucket basket (no lid)

    $235.00
    Add to cart
  • 7” nantucket basket with cane stakes

    7” Nantucket basket with cane stakes

    $375.00
    Add to cart
  • 7” Nantucket basket with cherry wood stakes

    7” Nantucket basket with cherry wood stakes

    $475.00
    Add to cart
  • 15” Nantucket tray basket

    15” Nantucket tray basket

    $825.00
    Add to cart
  • Potpourri basket

    Nantucket potpourri basket

    $950.00
    Add to cart
  • Evening purse basket

    Nantucket evening purse

    $400.00
    Add to cart
  • Lacewood shoulder purse basket

    Lacewood shoulder purse

    $850.00
    Add to cart
  • Nantucket visiting basket

    Nantucket visiting basket

    $575.00
    Add to cart
  • Traditional Nantucket purse

    Traditional Nantucket purse

    $1,650.00
    Add to cart

About Julie Ottesen

Shortly after moving to North Carolina in 1987 and building her dream home on Pungo Creek, Julie became fascinated with how baskets could be crafted for a variety of purposes. After immersing herself in the basket-making traditions of the United States through the North Carolina Basket Association, she received a grant to study with Connie and Tom McColley, the renowned Weavers of Wood from West Virginia, where she learned to select her sapling tree, split the wood, hand carve the handle and make her own stakes and caning to create a basket on her own from nature. She also received a grant to study Nantucket Basketry with a very well known Nantucket artist. She also was invited to become a member of The Southern Highlands Craft Guild. Julie—one of the first artisans to join NC Handmade—passed away on October 9, 2021.

Julie has exhibited with The Raleigh Womens Fine Arts Council at Meredith College, Raleigh, NC; Kirkland Art Center, Clinton, NY; Mattamuskeet Swan Days, Mattamuskeet, NC; Albemarle Craftsman’s Guild, Elizabeth City, NC; Bank of the Arts, Craven Arts Council & Gallery, New Bern, NC; Beaufort Arts Council, Washington, NC; Yadkin Valley Craft Guild, Elkin, NC; Wilkes Art Gallery, Wtilkesboro, NC and Southern Highlands Craft Show, Asheville, NC.

The artisan's process

Julie’s specialty was Nantucket basketry. Traditionally these are wood-bottomed baskets that are painstakingly woven on wood or cane stakes around a mold. It is a labor intensive process and can take two to four months to complete. The beauty of this style basket comes from the perfection in construction, weaving and finish. Her pieces range in size and detail, from tiny 2.5” baskets to purses with woven or wooden lids and scrimshaw detailing. These heirloom quality pieces become darker and more beautiful with age.

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Cindy Long at her weaving loom

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Woven by Design, Boone, North Carolina

Only plant-based fibers (no wools) are used, primarily rayon, which is a natural cellulose fiber known to have similar qualities to silk. Plant-based fibers wick heat away from the body instead of holding it in.

Cindy Long’s yarns are sourced from mills in the Carolinas, keeping remnant yarns out of the landfills. Each is chosen for its luxurious, soft feel that drapes so beautifully.

Wood buttons are sustainably made by the last wood button manufacturer in North America.

Infinity scarves can be unbuttoned and worn as a regular scarf.

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About Cindy Long

About Cindy Long

Family lore has it that Cindy Long has played with string since the day she was born. Twenty years ago she saw a sign in a secondhand shop: “This funny-looking thing $50.00.” That funny-looking thing became her first loom, That is how Cindy first got hooked on weaving.

Today this weaver from North Carolina’s High Country creates unique woven pieces, many of the yarns coming from mills in the Carolinas. Cindy shares the joy of weaving through teaching and demonstrating, all while telling the stories of those fiber mills.

Each of Cindy’s pieces is one-of-a-kind. Her scarves, shawls, ponchos, and capes are “Woven by Design and Spirit Inspired.”

Cindy’s work may be seen at several galleries in the High Country, including Gallery of the Mountains at Grove Park Inn, Asheville, NC; Rivercross, Valle Crucis, NC; and Blowing Rock Art and History Museum, Blowing Rock, NC. She also typically exhibits at Art in Autumn (the third Saturday in September), in Weaverville, NC, and at the Valle Country Fair (the third Saturday in October), in Valle Crucis, NC.

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