Autumn is in full swing in the Hudson Valley, which means my studio is too. I have three more market events on my calendar before the year's end and my sewing machine is humming with colorful thread and new fabric patterns. If you are looking to shop local and shop handmade, this holiday season, here are a few places you can do so. I'll see you there!
Phoenicia Flea Holiday Market to benefit the historic Byrdcliffe Artist Colony in Woodstock, NY. November 4th and 5th 11am-6pm, indoors in the Byrdcliffe Theater, 485 Upper Byrdcliffe Rd, Woodstock, NY 12498
"Founded in Phoenicia, NY in 2014, Phoenicia Flea is a nomadic market of makers and merchants from the Catskills, Hudson Valley and beyond. Each month we come together at inspiring locations throughout the northeast in celebration of community, culture, small business and local trade. Our vendors offer the very best in handcrafted food, drink, jewelry, apparel, accessories, apothecary, housewares, furnishings and curated vintage."
Hudson Valley Farm and Flea at the Motorcyclepedia Museum in Newburgh, NY
Saturday November 25th, 2017 10AM-5PM
"Hudson Valley Farm & Flea will highlight the innovation and talent of our spirited community of artisans, vintage collectors and local farmers. Added to this unique mix are films created for kids and by kids, our Riverside Theatre Arts youth performers and locally crafted food. Businesses, community and visitors together at this event will foster connectedness and encourage awareness about our local Hudson Valley region, commerce and the Made-in-America movement. Collecting all of these local businesses under one roof will foster an environment where customers can be immersed in a total Hudson Valley lifestyle experience at the Motorcyclepedia Museum in Newburgh, New York." See photos of vendor work on Instagram @hudsonvalleyfarmandflea or visit the Hudson Valley Farm and Flea Facebook events page.
St. James Artisan Market and Cookie Caper to benefit Saint James United Methodist Church, Kingston, NY at the corner of Fair and Pearl Streets. Saturday, December 9th, 9am-4pm
"Experience a different kind of gift fair! Join Saint James United Methodist Church on Saturday, December 9th for our Annual Cookie Caper and Artisan Market! All of our vendors are local artists, craftspeople, or local vendors selling ethical and eco-friendly products. Doors to the market open at 9am. The Cookie Caper opens at 10am. We'll close down at 4pm. Want to pre-order homemade Christmas cookies? Call the church office at (845) 331-3030. Cookies are sold at $9 per pound. "