Tuesday, September 10, 2013

NEW Yarn Store Opens in Julian, California!

Last Saturday while visiting Mountain Beadworks in Julian for their bead-shop-hop, I had the great pleasure of meeting an artist/entrepreneur named Katherine Dupre (a.k.a. "Kat"), who's opening a store very soon in the antique mall next to Mountain Beadworks.
Kat's Yarn & Craft Cottage will open this Saturday, offering high-end yarns and natural fibers for knitting, crochet, weaving, and more.
And guess what? Kat wants to carry my handmade ceramic buttons in her store! Pictured in this post are the 50 buttons I'm sending her in today's mail: flowers and ovals (pictured above), plus squares, triangles, circles, and hearts.
My buttons vary in measurement from about 2-1/4 inches in diameter to almost 3 inches. They are definitely not "practical" for fine fabrics, but perfectly ideal as embellishments on beautifully knitted or crocheted items.
I handmade each one using the finest quality porcelain and stoneware clay, hand-painting them with gorgeous glazes. The photos here do not capture the vibrancy of their colors! Trust me, these are beautiful buttons.
You can also use them in your quilting projects... Imagine a big, gorgeous handmade button attached to one of your handmade handbags, totes, shawls, scarves, or other art-wear.
And they're affordable: Each button retails for just $15! I hope you'll stop by Kat's Yarn & Craft Cottage this Saturday for her big opening. The store is located right next to Mountain Beadworks, at 4470 Highway 78, Julian CA 92036.
You can reach Kat for more information by emailing her here. She doesn't have a web site yet, but she will soon. I'll update you with that info as soon as I get it!
And let's not forget the terrific bead-shop-hop taking place across Southern California this coming weekend and next (Sept. 13-15 and 20-22). It's worth visiting Mountain Beadworks just to see storeowner Patty Strong wearing her clown outfit! The store's theme this year is "the circus," and they really got creative with it. Circus music, a popcorn machine, circus decorations, photo booths and more—oh, and some great beads. My handmade pendants are available for sale in the store ($15 each) and anyone who purchases something during the hop gets a FREE DVD!
You can't beat that. Get your "passport" stamped in every store to become eligible for some great prizes and treats. Collect a small charm in each store to create a memento of this fabulous occasion. And while you're in Julian, try some wine tasting or hard cider, and don't forget to sample the amazing PIE! Oh, my. It's not so great for the waistline...


Nancy Blokland said...

I make buttons among millions of other things, but yours are mini works of art. Feeling in awe!

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