Craft Show and Sale

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The Takoma Park Folk Festival’s craft show showcases the diverse talents of the many artists and craftspeople who live in Takoma Park and the region. Festival visitors enjoy visiting the artisans’ booths to experience—and buy!—their varied and innovative creations. A juried selection process ensures the highest quality in handcrafted items.

The show is open to all artisans who design and execute their own work. Only original work may be offered for sale. Commercially-produced merchandise; imported items; articles assembled from plans, kits or molds; and articles composed primarily of pre-manufactured components are not eligible for exhibit or sale.

 

Get to know this year’s crafters! We sat down with a handful of this year’s artisans to learn about their craft and anything special we might expect at their booth this year.

Jennifer Alexander

Rebecca Grace Jones

Nancy DeMulder

Linda Jacobson

Michelle Burns

Laura Hummel



Questions? E-mail crafts@tpff.org.

Photo by Julie Wiatt    

 

Thanks to everyone who applied for the 2013 Festival.

2014 Artisans and Craftspeople:

CLAY

Echo Lipten
Takoma Park, MD
301-562-8078
muddyecho@yahoo.com
Handbuilt functional pottery; garden ornaments

Susanne Reinthaler
Mad Mud Studio
Bowie, MD
301-332-3269
Mad.mud@comcast.net
Functional foodsafe stoneware; sculpture

FIBER

Norma J. Brooks
njb Basket of Jewels
Upper Marlboro, MD
301-808-2064
njbBasketofJewels@hotmail.com
www.etsy.com/shop/njbBasketofJewels
Fabric wrapped machine stitched coiled baskets, bowls and more

Ilse Daehler
I Sew Totes
Silver Spring, MD
301-680-9227
mdaehler@verizon.net
www.etsy.com/ISewTotes
Quilts, totebags, tablerunners, wallhangings, place mats and more

Steven Holmberg
Tiedyeclothing.com
Moncure, NC
919-444-1304
steven@tiedyeclothing.com
www.tiedyeclothing.com
Hand-dyed tie-dye clothing in vibrant contemporary designs for adults and children

Maria Stroffolino
BriteCloth Tie Dye
Montgomery Village, MD 
301-785-1534
maria@britecloth.com
www.britecloth.com
Tie dye adult and children’s clothing and accessories

Laurie Summers
Silver Spring, MD
301-495-4420
Laureen.Summers6@gmail.com
Woven wall hangings and pillows

FINE ARTS & PRINTS

Sue Kay
Sue Kay Watercolors
Derwood, MD
301-990-3749, 301-602-7605
Suekayalatte@gmail.com
Suekayart.com
Watercolor paintings and cards; paper sculpture

Fred King
Fred King, Cards and Prints
Silver Spring, MD
301-589-7745
phred@cardsandprints.com
www.cardsandprints.com
Photographs, available in note cards, prints, canvas and metal

Letitia Lee
LEE MEE Art and Design
Bethesda, MD
757-593-5470
leemee1is@yahoo.com
www.leemeeart.com
Original paintings and prints

Keith Patterson
Moon Graphics
Takoma Park, MD
301-339-3412
KPatters4@juno.com
pattersonstusdio@etsy.com
Block printed and watercolor greeting cards, block prints

JEWELRY

Ruth Beer Bletzinger
RuthieLine Jewelry Designs
Takoma Park MD
301-613-3117
ruthieline@gmail.com
www.etsy.com/shop/ruthielinejewelrydsn
Handcrafted jewelry using silver, copper, beads and stones

Dareya Cohen
Designs by Dareya
Derwood MD
301-648-1878
designsbydareya@gmail.com
One-of-a-kind jewelry using beadweaving techniques

Barbara S. Cromer
Barbara Cromer Artisan Jewelry
Harwood, MD
443-433-2285
cromerstudio@mac.com
www.BarbaraCromer.com
Handmade earrings, bracelets and necklaces using silver, vermeil, gold, with stones and natural materials

Joan Danoff
Starland by Hand
Washington, DC
202-297-6146
starlandbyhand@aol.com
Handcrafted modern and affordable sterling silver and copper jewelry

Nancy Kahn DeMulder
By Jewelartist
Silver Spring, MD
301-929-5219
byjewelartist@aol.com
Fine jewelry in sterling silver and/or 14-kt gold with gemstones, pearls, fossils and beads

Melisa Dent
Jewelry Designs by Melisa Dent
Alexandria, VA
571-830-6024
jewelrydesignsbymelisa@yahoo.com
Handcrafted jewelry using precious metals, gemstones and cabachon stones

Gay Durland
Arabesque Design
Columbia, MD
410-992-3875
DurlaKat1@aol.com
www.etsy.com/shops/ArabesqueDesign
Jewelry using metalwork and wirework with silver, copper, brass and niobium

Nancy Ennis
Silver Lace Studio
Ellicott City, MD
443-804-4855
Nennis4@verizon.net
www.etsy.com/shop/silverlacestudio
Handmade jewelry using chain mail and beadwoven pieces

Arelle Hughes
Arelle Hughes Designs
Welcome, MD
571-249-6514
Arellehughesdesigns@gmail.com
www.arellehughesdesigns.com
Handmade jewelry incorporating crochet, knotting, bead embroidery and wire-wrapping

MIXED MEDIA

Laura Hummel
Painted Whimsey
Bethesda, MD
301-897-5995
Lrnhummel@aol.com
Handmade books, collage, paper items, 3-D pieces

Rebecca Grace Jones
Shepherdstown, WV
304-876-1993
rgjones22@frontiernet.net
Mixed media wall pieces

Richard Roussell and Lisa Logan-Roussell
Roussell Family Arts
Ellicott City, MD
410-717-6011
roussellfamilyarts@gmail.com
roussellfamilyarts.etsy.com
Cigar box resonator guitars and kalimbas; tongue drums; sterling, copper and found art jewelry

SOAPS & PERSONAL CARE ITEMS

Suzanne A
Aburi Botanicals
Haymarket, VA
703-688-2428
info@aburibotanicals.com
www.aburibotanicals.com
All natural vegan skin and hair care items including soaps, butters and more

Michelle Burns
Mystic Water Soap
Riverdale Park, MD
240-396-6831
michelle@mysticwatersoap.com
www.mysticwatersoap.com; www.mystic4men.com
Artisan natural bath soap, hair care, creams and oils, men’s shaving products and more

Kimberly Mehalick
Clean Bee Soapworks
Laurel, MD
301-552-2214
CleanBeeSoapworks@verizon.net
www.CleanBeeSoapworks.com
Handcrafted small batch soaps, lotions and more

WOOD

Donna and Keith Ellingsworth
Blue Ridge Cutting Board Co.
Staunton, VA
540-886-1976
BlueRidgeCuttingBoards@msn.com
Edge and end grain hardwood handcrafted cutting boards and kitchen accessories

OTHER

Jennifer Alexander
Great Ape
Takoma Park, MD
443-538-6077
greatgreatape@gmail.com
etsy.com/shop/greatape
Unique hand-sewn sock primates

Linda Jacobson
Linda’s Leaves
Reisterstown, MD
410-370-4036
Linda.jacobson@gmail.com
www.lindasleaves.com
Leaves cast in concrete for bird baths, fountains and decorations

George Meyer
Bee George Honey
Oxford, MD
301-346-0110
BeeGeorgeHoney@hotmail.com
BeeGeorgeHoney.com
Local honey