Old Deerfield Spring Craft Sampler offers gifts for all occasions

February 29, 2016 - garden totes

Shoppers can fill their baskets to a margin this weekend during a Old Deerfield Craft Fairs Spring Sampler that opens a doors on Saturday for two-days in a Young Building on a drift of a Eastern States Exposition in West Springfield.

“We are really vehement about a amazingly clever and rival focus spin out we had for crafter spots this year, and we consider a congregation will be happily astounded with a new artisans benefaction during a fair,” pronounced Ellen Colton, qualification fairs coordinator.

“This year, we are creation a clever transformation behind towards a roots and foundations of what a satisfactory creatively stood for over 40 years ago. Focusing on handmade, traditional, and artistic genres in crafting, while also demonstrating and pity with a community, a behind a scenes of a crafting routine adult close,” she added.

According to Colton, this year’s open uncover facilities some “fantastic gifts” for giving to others or treating yourself from strange designs in clothing, pottery, glass, bullion and china jewelry, to candy and dog treats done from scratch.

“The Spring Sampler will offer a far-reaching preference of crafts that should prove all of your garden, home and special arise present needs. There are those ideal earrings for that arriving marriage in July, or a many worldly nonetheless country upcycled Adirondack chairs for your patio, not to discuss a ideal handmade Easter décor object to make your tiny ones grin on a holiday,” Colton said.

Other finds among a some-more than 150 artisans displaying their talents include:

Birdhouse Accents – Whimsical, handmade and one-of-a-kind houses for birds, bats, bees and butterflies, these wildlife homes are graphic for a distressed, timeworn finish given to them. These organic creations incorporate equipment a designers find during tab sales and flea markets.

Sweetie Pies – Lesley Hall’s tasty palm flashy shortbread cookies of opposite designs for a holidays, seasons and more, have been a favorite for years during a Deerfield qualification fairs. The cookies are done in her commercially protected bakery, that overlooks a tiny apple orchard in Vermont. They are baked in tiny batches with uninformed mixture and but preservatives.

Slate Expectations – Lauren DeLoreto of OId Lyme, CT, searches out recycled antique thatch slates from a roofs of aged houses, barns and buildings via New England. She afterwards hand-cuts, washes and palm paints any line-up with all kinds of designs from lighthouses to pumpkins and from snowmen to flowers and more, with any carrying room to be personalized with a name and travel address.

Gravestone Art – The “gravestone girls” – Brenda, Maggie and Melissa – emanate musical design regulating obsolete images forged on aged New England gravestones. To furnish their three-dimensional art pieces, they polished a casting technique that accurately replicates a strange gravestone carving. The creations in their collection are subsequent from 17th-21st century gravestones found in cemeteries via New England.

Throughout a weekend, Kristen Blaker of Kristen B Studio will vaunt her extraordinary and enormous unfeeling sculptures in her garden installation, as good as offered her smart and waggish totes, prints and more.

On Saturday, shoppers will be serenaded by live jazz piano performances by Stephen Paige.

And, to deliver children to a universe of art, Sunday is Family Day during a uncover when children underneath 12 can attend for free. Families can revisit a Children’s Corner, that offers giveaway humanities and crafts activities, a revisit from a Easter Bunny, and some dinosaur fun. Bass and fiddle duo, Annika Amstutz and Daniel Plane will start Family Day followed in a afternoon by an interactive stone unison from New York-based kids band, Annie and a Natural Wonderband.

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