We're a one-woman shop with a little help now and then from Husband Craig, loading and unloading lumber, changing the sandpaper, troubleshooting odd noises in the old vintage equipment. Our main products are boxes for a booth at the Great Lakes Medieval Festival, and fiber art tools for a second booth being built there in 2019.
We participate in several local shows:
March 2-3, Xenia, Ohio, Old Town Trade Faire 1700-1890, a rendezvous event showing off historically-appropriate goods, including boxes, bobbin lace boxes, fiber art tools, wool to spin, and kits for period-correct pouches and bags.
March 8-9, Jay County Indiana Fiber Festival, at the Jay County Fairgrounds--we'll have the fiber art tools, as well as kits, frame looms, bargain bins of materials and supplies to paw through, and picking boxes for cleaning fibers for spinning (no wool to spin, as there are many many others selling fiber at that event).
May 25-26th, The BIG Ohio Great Lakes Fiber Show, in Wooster, Ohio. This is a huge event with all the big names coming--only three new vendors this year and we are one of them! We're very excited about being included here. We'll have fiber art tools, bobbin lace boxes, tape looms, picking boxes, frame looms, all our great helps for the fiber artist.
July 13th to August 18th, All Saturdays and Sundays rain or shine, we'll be at our booths at the Great Lakes Medieval Festival in Rock Creek, Ohio, 15 miles from Geneva on the Lake, near route 90. We have two booths--one for wood boxes of all kinds and sizes and trugs to carry your loot, called The Magical Box, across from the Cottage Stage. Next door is our second booth being built this year, The Tangled Thread, which will have our fiber art tools and fibers, as well as our handspun yarns.
In mid-September, we travel way up north and participate in an event called Vikings Come Home, near Traverse City, Michigan. We'll have our fiber art tools, wool products, teach classes, sing at the 25-foot bonfire, share mead and sit at the edge of the lake. It's primitive camping but Vikings know how to stay warm.
In the fall, we regularly attend Sauder Village's Fiber Arts Festival, held at the historical village in Archbold, Ohio September 28-29. This delightful village contains a large upscale quilt store, as well as a tin smith, woodworker, weaver's cottage, general store, herb building, basket building, broom maker--and each sells wares that are demonstrated to the public. The hotel is lovely and we recommend you make a weekend of it, or stay in the large campground adjoining the property. It's a very family-friendly place.
in Mid-October, we'll be in Ashland, Ohio, at the Autumn Fiber Festival, rubbing noses with hairy critters and vending our fiber art tools there.
The end of October we do a very small Mennonite Church show in Clintonville, Ohio (suburb of Columbus), with our wood boxes.