Meadow Medley Fibers
We are three women who believe that traditional crafts such as weaving, knitting, spinning and dying should be carried on and shared with others. Each of us has been practicing our craft for over 20 years. The yarns we dye range from silk, cotton, cashmere, bamboo to beautiful Bluefaced Leicester wools and we use only natural dyes from plants, trees and flowers. Besides our yarns we will also have woven and knitted shawls, scarves, hats and caps.
Come by and see our beautiful colors and wears while you watch a spinning demonstration.
North East, Maryland
Butch and Beth Martofel
501 Locust Street
Columbia, PA 17512
Stone. Glass. Silver. Bronze. The endless combinations and possibilities they present provide balance to the quite different other side of my life.
After some traditional metalsmithing and wire working I took metal clay classes from several excellent teachers and haven’t looked back.
Peppermint Mill Farm
PO Box 1695 Westminster, MD 21158
I sell baking nuts, snack nuts, candies, dip mixes, teas and flavored coffees.
Stop by my booth to see all the delectable goods!
I’ll be in the Rector’s Office on the first floor.
Old Buttermould Pattern
Bruce & Donna Plunkert
315 North-Queen Street
Littlestown, PA 17340
Donna and I make sand castings of antique butter mold patterns dating from the early 1700’s to the early 1900’s. Our goal has always been to reproduce as closely as we could the exact size, shape and pattern of the antique patterns. All of our work is made of molding plaster and dyed sand. We use no paint in the process. We are celebrating 25 years in business this coming year and have had a great time doing the molds and have met so many great people along the way. We recommend that everyone attend the Mistletoe Mart as it is unlike any other show we have done.
We make Classic Old Time Games such as Chinese Checkers and Aggravation all using Marbles we make of Recycled Glass as markers. We also have Sun Catchers made with the Marbles and various weights of Brass & Nickel Silver wire.
Mama’s Apron Strings was born when people saw me wearing my home-made aprons while working at a local Coffee Shop, frequently covered with the remains of the day, and asked me to make one (or more) for them.
Reminiscent of the 50’s when women wore aprons to protect their clothing and frequently did a lot of their own sewing, these aprons have an old-school flare while being unique to the wearer.
I seek out specialty fabrics and match them to the personality of the wearer. Originally, the pleasure for me was to provide an attractive, handcrafted, and functional apron. Besides the special attention to fabric selection, each apron is lined for additional substance. I am very proud of the workmanship that goes into each apron.
But most of all, the joy for me has come in the smiling faces of the recipients when they receive their own special apron. That’s what really makes Mama proud. I hope you enjoy my aprons as much as I enjoy making them.
Main Street Villages
Mary Ann Gehle
1809 Kings-Forest Trail
Mt Airy, MD 21771
Main Street Villages was founded by our family in 1982. For 32 years we have produced hand-crafted, hand-painted wooden villages. We make our houses, one at a time, and our customers appreciate and enjoy the uniqueness of each one. Mary Ann does the design work and painting, while Keith does the cutting and sanding. Main Street Villages are made in Mount Airy, MD. Come and see what’s new for 2014, and let our little villages add sparkle to your gift giving and holiday decorating! The Mistletoe mart is a magic place to be!
112 Zeigler-Mill Road
Gettysburg, PA 17325
I have been weaving baskets for over 20 years. The focus of my weaving incorporates technique, color, and pattern. I am continually educating myself on the latest trends in basketweaving. I belong to the Central PA, Basketweavers Guild,Association of Michigan, and the North Carolina Basketweavers Association.
I am located on the first floor in the “Guild Room”.
Gourds by Suzanna, LLC
3649 Riverview Drive
Toms-Brook, VA 22660
Description of Gourd Art
Initially, gourds are opened, cleaned, and treated as needed for their intended use. For example, appropriate-sized holes for different bird species are drilled into gourds designated to be birdhouses; those gourds that are selected to be bowls or vases are cut open with a key-hole saw. After opening, all the debris is removed from the interior of the gourd.
Once cleaned, a design is penciled onto the gourd surface. The design that is selected is in keeping with the shape of the gourd. The penciled design is then used as a template to carve the design onto the gourd. After carving, the gourds to be used indoors are stained with dyes, indigo ink and/or acrylics.
Gourds to be used outdoors are painted with outdoor paints and treated with uv-resistant urethane to make them durable and weather resistant.
Susan’s love for gourd art stems from her horticultural interests coupled with her desire to produce a functional as well as decorative product. Over the past seasons, the Wolf family gourd garden has provided Susan with a medium to work – providing her many different shapes and sizes of gourds.
Susan is originally from Lancaster County, Pennsylvania. After receiving her Ph.D. in Plant Breeding from Cornell University, Ithaca, New York, Susan moved to Virginia in 1988 to take a post-doctoral position in plant biology at the University of Virginia, Charlottesville, Virginia. After completion of her postdoctoral tenure, Susan moved to Toms Brook, Virginia and conducted research in the plant sciences at the Virginia Tech Agricultural and Research Station in Winchester, Virginia. Susan is currently self-employed and works out of her home in Toms Brook where she lives with her husband and two sons.
Dan Hayward Art Glass
3 Appalossa Way
Carlisle, PA 17015
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Dan Hayward has worked in glass for more than 10 years. He creates stained glass panels of many diferent designs and especially likes to incorporate unusual objects into the design – e.g., a crystal prism or antique candy dish. Work on a stained glass window for a childrens’ chapel drew Dan into kiln-formed or “fused” glass. He enjoys the creative possibilities involving functional glass art such as plates, bowls, and serving dishes which are both utilitarian and conversation pieces. Dan is President of the Yellow Breeches Chapter of the PA Guild of Craftsmen.
A Touch of Art ~ Touch of Craft
Merle and Howard Martin
8906 Dollyhyde Road
Union Bridge, MD 21791