Each year during Kerstmarkt (an outdoor, European-style Christmas market) we are so focused that I neglect the blog. This year I wanted to give you some pictures of what we have made to bring to the market. We are busy all year long making these items.
My mom and one of our daughters make these mittens from recycled wool sweaters. Yes, many people make this style of mitten, but ours are especially well-made and cute!
The famous sock-maker has been very focused on his task. His mom and one of our nieces did a huge batch of dyeing this fall. Despite his head-start, the shoppers are quick to snap them up.
This year I have a decent stock of rugs for the market. I make these rugs the traditional way--by cutting recycled fabric into strips, sewing them together, and weaving them into rugs on a loom. The one in the right foreground on the top is made from blue jeans. I cannot keep blue jean rugs in stock. They are very durable and beautiful.
We offer our heirloom beans for sale. These make great gifts for the foodies in your family.
We also offer wool socks in more basic colors, made at a Michigan mill out of our wool. Recycled wool sweater hats, scarves and headbands are available, as well as ornaments for your tree. We bring along a limited supply of wool roving for spinning, felting kits for that crafty person on your list, and some hand-dyed yarn.
We are only open four more days:
Friday, 12/5, 3-8pm
Saturday, 12/6, 9am-5pm
Friday, 12/12, 3-8pm
Saturday, 12/13, pam-5pm
Hope to see you at the Kerstmarkt!
(Just a note--while we are at the Kerstmarkt, our farm shop is not open.)