Tuesday, August 19, 2014

M. K. Amos now at Homespun: Modern Handmade

photo from Indieana Handicraft Exchange Facebook page
One of the coolest events I participated in this year, was the Indieana Handicraft Exchange, "a contemporary craft fair that consciously celebrates modern handmade goods, the relationship between creator and consumer, and local, alternative economies." This Exchange was that and so much more! It was held in conjunction with the Independent Music + Art Festival at the Harrison Center for the Arts, so the entire festival/exchange, (sorry is was only one day), featured over one hundred vendors, local food, local craft beer, live music by DJ Eric Salazar (inside), and twelve bands on two stages (outside). WOW!

Homespun: Modern Handmade, located in the northeastern end of Massachusetts Ave, are the wonderful people behind all the fun.
photo from Homespun webpage
I was luck enough to meet one of these visionaries, Amanda Taflinger, shop owner/exchange organizer, when she approached me after the show, about carrying my work in their shop. So my work will now be featured with the other 200+ artisans represented, from all over the U.S. and Canada. And this shop is diverse with the unexpected finds, like artisanal foods, bath & body products, as well as, jewelry, apparel, housewares, and more. 

Homespun is not only a boutique and gallery, but also hosts workshops. Some recent workshops include jewelry making, product photography, how to run an Etsy shop, and more. If you'd like to check out the fun:

Homespun: Modern Handmade is located at 869 Massachusetts Avenue, Indianapolis, IN 46204.
(317) 351-0280 or check out their informative website at www.homespunindy.com
photo from webpage
If you want to see more pictures of this year's Indieana Handicraft Exchange, check out their facebook page at: https://www.facebook.com/INDIEanaHandicraftExchange