Artist: Andrea Blohm
Business: Millinery by Andrea Blohm
Art: Custom made couture and ready to wear, handmade women’s hats and headpieces
Products: Casual, dress, and cocktail hats. Bridal and wedding party veils, mini hats and headpieces.
I started making women’s hats nearly 10 years ago during my undergraduate studies in London. I make one of a kind felt and straw hats using the traditional method of steaming and blocking to create a particular shape and size. I also do custom orders, including Kentucky Derby hats, special occasion and bridal headpieces.
Artist: Peggy Dwyer
Business: Caterpillar Cloth Collections
Art: Vintage Chenille Art
Products: Tactile bedding with original designs made from antique fabrics.
I play the accordion for a living. I was originally a watercolorist but now make chenille quilts.
Artist: Beth Hubbel
Business: Fiber to Dye For
Art: Fiber Arts
I love to connect with nature and the simple pleasures in life, and try to express this in my art. My world of fibery goodness includes knitting, spinning and needle felting. Being able to share the things that I love to make with people who like them makes me feel incredibly happy and fulfilled. I make hand-knit accessories and needle felted creatures like owls and sheep, as well as Waldorf-style playthings.
Artist: Christina Larson
Business: HHD Clothing
Happy Hookers Detroit brings you the real knitty gritty. Inspired by your Grandma and taken to the streets Happy Hookers Detroit provides comfortable knitwear with an attitude. Just like Detroit every item is original, inspired and made to last. I pride myself on quality work able to stand up to every day wear. No delicate cycle here, HHD Clothing is meant to be worn and loved.
Artist: Anne MacKinnon
Business Name: Anne’s Marbling
Art: Fiber Arts
I’ve lived in Ann Arbor for 20 years and began marbling in Oregon. Marbling is an ancient art in which paints are floated on the surface of a thin gel, then manipulated with a series of rakes and combs to create intricate patterns. Fabric is then carefully laid onto the surface. The pattern absorbs instantly into the fabric. Today, I focus on hand-marbled clothing made out of cotton and silk for babies, children and adults.
Artist: Daren Otis
Business: Lightweight Travel Totes
Art: Purses, Tote Bags, and Accessories
Products/Info: Lightweight totes, purses, and accessories made of gorgeous fabrics. Practical and affordable, too.
I learned to sew at the age of 7. Many years later I found some free upholstery samples and made a few bags – the story is on my website. I’ve been my own boss since age 23 when I quit my job of 1 year. I decided then that I would never work in an office again.
Artist: Ann Sheppard
Business Name: Such Pretty Colors
Art: Table Linens, Quilts, Pillows, Pendants, Kid’s T-Shirts, Artwork
Products/Info: Colorful placemats & tablerunners, napkins, quilts, wallhangings. Polymer clay art pendants. T-Shirts, bags, magnets, cards, artwork, knitted things and other assorted goodies. Custom orders welcomed.
I have been working in color through fabric since 1997, creating bright, vibrant placemats, table runners, napkins, wallhangings, and quilts in many colorways. I also offer many items featuring my original photographs and illustrations, such as throw pillows, Ann Arbor souvenir tshirts, greeting cards, magnets and more. Animals, trees, flowers, nature, and women are frequent themes in my work. I follow the philosophy of William Morris: “Have nothing in your houses that you do not know to be useful or believe to be beautiful.”
Artist: Noreen Smith
Business Name: Knit Stitch Love
Art: Handcrafted Textiles
Website: KnitStitchLove.com (under construction)
Products/Info: Handknit items for infants, children and adults – both natural fibers and acrylic yarns. Newborn swaddling sets, funky, original designs for headgear. For all ages. Fantasy-theme capes for children. Dresses, tops and aprons for little girls through junior size, from vintage pillowcases. Hand-embroidered denim. Custom orders welcome.
Artist: Jean Wolter
Business Name: Knits and Glitz
Art: Knit & Felted Hats, Scarves and Bags
Products/Info: Felted hats and bags designed and adorned using lovely combinations of colors and textures. Most bags are lined. Some matching scarves and hats using ultra soft and warm yarns such as alpaca and silk. Comfortable and luxurious accessories. Some items embellished with beadwork.