Let’s Weave Together at the Fulton Street Artisans Market

Tomorrow (6/10) is a big day. It’s my sister’s birthday and the Fulton Street Artisans Market (FSAM) will for the season at 11 a.m. under the lovely new farmers market pavilion at 1147 E. Fulton, in Grand Rapids. I’ll be at the market until 3 p.m. with my family to get people pumped up about our latest collaborative weaving project.

We’re making another woven “dream house” that will be displayed at Maker Faire Detroit at the Henry Ford Museum July 28 & 29 and we’re recruiting weavers. Stop by our both (No. 59) and you can weave a square for the house, sign the contributors book and label your square with a dream of your own. We’re literally building a house out of woven dreams and recycled t-shirts. So stop by to weave a square and declare your dream to the universe and then get ready to see to what happens next. (If you happen to have clean t-shirts to donate, bring them down we’ll happily turn them into weaving supplies.)

I’ve been saying for years that my dream house would be a modern replica of a old farm house with a wrap around porch on a small farm by the water. But now I’m starting to wonder if actually realizing this dream would be as fun as daydreaming about it. Dreams are free and require no upkeep or expensive bills. : )

Time will tell if I ever move into my dream house. In the meantime, I’m quite content to weave small houses out of dreams and I hope some of you will join me.

For those interested in taking some CraftSanity fun home from the market, we’ll be selling CraftSanity Looms and print copies of CraftSanity Magazine Sunday from 11 a. to 3 p.m. (I’m still working on the forthcoming summer issue, but I will have copies of issues 1-6 in my booth. PDFs off all the issues are available for instant download on the left side bar of this website.)

Okay, I have to go get everything organized for the market. Meanwhile, I’ll leave you with a couple market previews: my most recent “Take Five” segment featuring a sampling of handmade goods that will be available at the market and my column about garden art maker and FSAM seasonal vendor, Kim Gemmen. See some of her lovely glass flowers below. So pretty!

Enjoy the rest of the day, folks!

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  1. Mirjam says:

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