Thursday, November 17, 2011
A special event out at the big red barn on Shryocks Callaway Farms will offer local artisans a chance to showcase their wares and area shoppers a chance to cross some things off their holiday lists.
From 9 a.m. until 5 p.m. on Nov. 26, Shryocks Big Red Barn will host its second annual Barnwarming Market featuring the works of 11 different local artist vendors selling everything from hats created out of upholstery scraps to handmade soap.
“They’re all handmade artisans. We’ve got letterpress goods like prints and stationary, pottery, jewelry, glasswork, a woman who makes scarves and afghans and a woman who sews burp cloths and bibs,” said Karen Shryock.
Shryock said the inspiration for the Barnwarming grew out of a desire to share work created by 1Canoe2 Letterpress — a small business she owns with Carrie Shryock and Beth Snyder, who do all the artwork for the press.
“(Beth) and Carrie wanted to do something where they could display their work and invite other artisans to do the same,” she said. “It’s a great opportunity to see what people in your own community are doing in the field of art. There’s a lot of beautiful and functional pieces.”