It’s our anniversary! And what better way to celebrate than to surround ourselves with our favorite things? This week we (the staff here at Gather : handmade shoppe) will share our favorite things from our shoppe. If you’re in the Bloomington area (or feel like visiting :), join us all weekend for tastings and activities! … More Staff Picks-Weekly Round-up
In 1999, Anya Pany moved to Ukraine to the United States. As she’s matured as an artist, the use of primary colors, geometric shapes and whimsical subjects have become a staple of her work. One can recognize influences of East Europeon molklore motifs and traditional Native American patterns in her work. Each illustration has a story behind … More Featured Artist: Anya Pany
Add some humor to your life with these sassy card and postcard designs. Rar Rar Press uses handset wood and metal type with an antique printing press to make paper goods drawing equal inspiration from pop culture, irony, and the printmaking craft itself.
Martina Celerin, an expat from the Czech Republic, has been making beautiful dimensional weavings in fiber and natural materials for years. After earning a doctoral degree in plant sciences from the University of Western Ontario, Celerin accepted a postdoctoral position as a molecular geneticist in the Biology Department at Indiana University. Where she met and married her … More Featured Artist: Martina Celerin
JO Designs aims to provide handmade, quality books such as baby books, photo books, journals, notebooks as well as unique, hand crocheted jewelry and accessories. Check out some of there wares below! Related articles Crocheted woven loveliness (guywhocrochets.wordpress.com) Crochet and Tatting (discoveringmarie.wordpress.com) Featured Artist: Two Seaside Babes (bloomingtongathering.wordpress.com) From Japan: Crochet as Art (storylinecreations.wordpress.com) Holiday Market … More Featured Artist: JO Designs
Vince is a freelance illustrator living in Bloomington, IN, who loves vintage things. These Holiday cards are perfect to send to your friends who are into the mid-century look, retro design or children’s book art. The cards are blank inside so you can personalize your message to a loved one, and they come with a matching envelope.
purpleandlime is a line of super-fun and luxurious womenswear, jewelry, and accessories created by Rebecca George. Rebecca is originally from Cincinnati, Ohio and she graduated from the University of Michigan in Art History and Geology. She went on to earn a degree in Fashion Design and Marketing from the American Intercontinental University in London, England. … More Featured Artist: Purple and Lime
With Gathering’s Family Fun Night quickly approaching we thought it would be great to feature an artist that had something special for the precious little ones in your life! Based out of Indianapolis, Elms and Cedars offers one of a kind hand crafted apparel for infants and toddlers. Typically made with eco-friendly, or up-cycled materials this apparel … More Featured Artist: Elms and Cedars
Martha Latta of Sunday Afternoon Housewife always loved art class as a child and began creating things at a young age. Experimenting with leather work, paper making, cooking, photography, crochet, natural soap, embroidery, and even an all-female band, Martha has waned through many crafting and creative adventures to find her perfect fit. Then one day Martha came … More Featured Artist: Sunday Afternoon Housewife
Megan Martin Artisan creates modern, eco friendly jewelry made from recycled sterling silver. Other materials used are semi precious gemstones and natural minerals. Megan has been visually creative for as long as she can remember. So much of her life is chaotic, and she believes it’s therapeutic to create something with order and beauty. These pieces are simple, striking, … More Featured Artist: Megan Martin Artisan