Roberta Gore & Barbara Gooding
Cherith Brook Crafts
I have always been interested in history and early American crafts. Through this
interest, I became acquainted with the historical American floorcloths, and proceeded to
learn all that I could about them. I was so impressed with them, that I decided to make
my own. During the last ten years, I have made these canvas products for my home,
My floorcloths are made in the similar manner as the historical pieces, using heavy
sailcloth quality canvas and numerous coats of paint. All pieces are hand drawn and
painted as well as stenciled. These pieces are covered with several coats of a
protective finish and are water proof, pet proof and stain resistant, lasting ,any years.
My business Designs By Grace was launched about six years ago. My family has been
a great help to the business, helping with canvas preparation, sales and show set ups.
Many of my designs are inspired by the colonial canvases, and I incorporate many of
the early American stencils in my work. Additionally, I create more contemporary and
Currently, Designs By Grace products are sold at various craft shows, though an Etsy
Shop and via my website www.designsbygrace.biz. Floorcloth Making Workshops are
Landis Custom Ironworks
John Landis, Sr.
Shawn M. Lockhart
Shawn M. Lockhart (Mara) was born in Poughkeepsie, New York, grew up
near the Hudson River in the shadow of the Catskill Mountains, lived
in the magical west of Ireland, and currently resides in Westminster,
She is a graduate of the Maryland College of Art & Design and also
studied art at the University of Maryland, AUM in Baltimore, and the
Omega Institute in Rhinebeck, New York.
Shawn’s passion for relief printmaking (wood & linoleum block
printing) has been thriving for over 40 years. She has exhibited her
work in galleries and shows in the US and Ireland. Her work is in
She began marbleizing her own paper and constructing handmade books
and journals in the early 1990’s. Each book is handsewn and has an
original print on the cover.
Her unique carved and painted wood trinket boxes are one-of-a-kind treasures.
Shawn teaches classes and workshops both in the US and in Ireland,
including Common Ground on the Hill in Westminster, Maryland and Anam
Cara Writer’s & Artist’s Retreat Center in Eyeries, Beara, West Cork,
You can view Shawn’s work at www.facebook.com/mara.artworks or by
appointment at her studio by contacting her at [email protected]
Enjoy the comforts of yesterday with quilted treasures of today. My quilted items are one of a kind, expressly unique! Featuring “quilt shop quality” fabric. Whether it’s a table runner, table mat, wall-hanging, mug rug, bed runner, or holiday fare….there is a treasure awaiting you.
Sweet Bay Fiber & Forge
Barry & Donna Mentzer
Washington Boro, Pennsylvania
Tassels by sewkaren
The Constance Collection
As a child, I had a passion for working with my hands, especially in creating small things. This passion was part of the reason that I enjoyed dentistry as a career for 15 years. During this time, I began re-designing our home environment. I first experimented with painting our walls, then furniture, then fabric, clothes, glass, et cetera.
After having two boys and much reflection, I felt the need to spend more time with them. During this time, creating small “containable” things such as jewelry became desirable both as a creative and practical outlet. Each piece requires so many different steps (molding, shaping, firing, painting) followed then by the careful piecing together with other beads and/or metals to complete my vision of graceful accessories. It’s all about passion and joy, and creating with polymer (as well as being a wife and mother), brings that to me in beautiful bunches.