This week’s Shop Local post comes at you from the Twist Fair in Northampton, Massachusetts. It’s happening Friday, May 1 – Saturday, May 2 and while not all of the crafters are from Massachusetts, they’ll all be selling their wares at this show!
Meghan Burch creates beautiful, functional home decor, women’s, and children’s clothing. She says, “My work is about playing with simple, two dimensional materials, images, shapes and patterns and transforming them into objects that are comfortable, useful and beautiful.” Her inspiration comes from “nature, the intersections of natural and man-made materials, creative non-artists, patterns of light, sound, food and architecture.”
I’ve been seeing some really great sleek, colorful felt headbands from a few crafters. The Candy Thief is one of them! With short hair like mine, a great headband like this is a must.
Tracy & Justin from Happy Owl Glassworks created “fused glass with a naturalist curiosity.” Their pieces are bright [pun intended!], especially these nightlights. Happy Owl Glassworks works in numerous glass techniques including fusing powdered glass, silkscreening on glass, and using recycled glass.
Last but certainly not least, this Sweet & Salty Pretzel necklace from Twigs & Heather caught my eye. Maybe I was hungry or maybe it was because I live in the pretzel capital of the USA. Twigs & Heather is a twin-sister silversmith duo! Heather creates nature-inspired pieces featuring twigs, birch bark, and those little maple seed helicopters. Kerry Alice, on the other hand, creates funky pieces with skulls & sacred hearts – and the Sweet & Salty Pretzel necklace above.