Crafts at the 37th Annual Washington Folk Festival, June 3 and 4, 2017
Divya creates elegant jewelry, primarily from dichroic glass, crystals, and handblown glass beads.
Kelly creates imaginative jewelry that reminds her of the California beaches where she grew up. She uses a very wide variety of materials: shells, natural rocks, and gems from the sea and the earth including wood, abalone, seed beads, mother of pearl, cultured pearls, agate, glass, Swarovski crystals, and azurite.
Leslie Barr & Ellen Schwab
“Pine Tree Crafts Co-Op” – Beadwork and Other Crafts
Ellen and Leslie make a wide variety of charming items, including beaded vases and containers, boxes made from interesting postcards, card houses paper flowers, birthday cards, jewelry, note card, origami boxes, and bracelets and pincushions embroidered with folkloric themes.
Melanie creates unique and colorful tableware, glassware, and wine accessories decorated with glass beads and silver wire. In addition to liking the appearance of her decorated pieces, many customers find they are easier to hold than standard tableware.
Charlotte makes elegant high-fired stoneware and porcelain items decorated with Celtic designs that swirl, twist, knot, and glide across bowls, mugs, and other useful shapes.
“NJB Basket of Jewels”
Norma uses rolled fabric to create colorful, unusual jewelry and household items in a wide variety of colors, patterns, styles and shapes. Her work includes fabric coiled baskets, bowls, coasters, trivets, woven rag rugs and handcrafted jewelry.
“Mystic Water Soap”
Michelle creates handmade soaps and other hair and skin care products. Her soaps are made “from scratch” using olive and other natural oils, shea butter, goat or coconut milk, herbs, essential oils, colorings, and fragrances. Many are vegan. She offers a wide variety of special-purpose soaps including shaving soap, sea salt soaps, and shampoo bars as well as other hand made hair and skin care products.
“Old Work New Hands”
Jane sews a variety of items for women, men, and children in both contemporary and historical styles. She offers hats, aprons, bags of various sizes and purposes, dolls and doll clothes, historical garb, and more.
“Beth’s Silver Art”
Beth makes “fine silver (99.9% pure silver)” molded pendants. She designs many of her own molds and accents her pieces with semiprecious stones, silver wire, and glass forms. She also offers earrings and pendants featuring “fine silver” wire work.
Marilu Del Carpio
Marilu makes handmade jewelry, specializing in wire techniques. She uses coiling, bending, and weaving, and braiding either wire or cords including kumihimo and crochet. She works with sterling silver, copper and Swarovsk crystals as well as some metalsmithing.
“Freund 'n' Friends Photos”
From Gloria’s visits to the world beneath the waves, she creates matted and/or framed wall prints of fish, corals, and other animal life. She also offers note cards that share the story of her encounters and a bit about the lives of the animals she meets.
Carl and Kathleen Gotzmer
“June Apple Dulcimers”
Carl Gotzmer has been building musical instruments for more than 30 years. In addition to mountain an hammered dulcimers, Carl and luthiers Kent Hibben, Jessica Smallwood, carver Paul Kilgore, and inlay artist Lee Henson craft obscure European mountain zithers, bowed psalteries, and original design instruments such as the Cellomer. June Apple is the only maker of early American dulcimers in styles that go back to 1740. They have made three mountain and two hammered dulcimers for the Smithsonian.
“Carolyn K Designs”
Carolyn makes handcrafted glass and wearable metal art. She creates colorful chainmail jewelry, weaving metal rings and glass beads in intricate patterns. She creates fused glass jewelry as well as plates, bowls, picture frames, wine stoppers, and other items for the home that are unique yet affordable.
Leigh creates wildly imaginative fabric dolls-for-grownups and stuffed toys for children. Her work is richly decorated, amusing, and very sly – a viewer needs to spend time with many of her pieces in order to see all of the wit and humor she has put into them.
“HourGlass Creations” – Wearables in Silk
Custom silk clothing with a whimsical touch. Each item is made from pure silk, hand-dyed. Many are trimmed with colorful appliqué to create a wide range of cloaks, skirts, dresses, scarves, purses and more. Each piece is unique, whether in its dyed color or the choice of appliqué. Designs may be paired with our hand-made coordinating jewelry. Designed to fit women in a wide variety of sizes and body types.
Percy Medina & Elizabeth Chanco
Gourds, Musical Instruments, Wall Hangings
Percy creates striking images that are hand carved, burned, and painted on intricately decorated gourds. He also makes Peruvian and other musical instruments. Elizabeth makes wonderful handmade quilts and three-dimensional wall hangings.
B. J. Opfer
“Opfer’s Wildlife Art"
B.J. makes original watercolors and limited edition prints of songbirds, raptors, waterfowl, small mammals, and big game. He also does paints pet portraits and exotic birds, parrots, and macaws.
“Kathryn Ottman Designs” – Polymer Clay
Kathryn's work includes all-handcrafted designs in polymer clay: jewelry and home décor, precious metal clay and Bronze clay, earrings and pendants, and knitted scarves with matching polymer scarf pins. In addition she now offers paracord bracelets and crocheted scarves.
Julie creates whimsical, imaginative painting and clocks using a rigid, durable material called natrasand.
Howard and Audrey Stelzer
Howard makes metal jewelry of all types using silver, copper, and brass along with semi-precious stones. Audrey crochets lightweight spring and summer scarves.
“BriteCloth” – Tie Dyed Wearables
Maria creates tie dyed clothing for men and women, children and infants as well as accessories and other wearables including hats, socks, hair accessories, pet shirts, and much more.
“J's Paper Fantasies”
Jine creates 3 dimensional art from traditional paper quilling and filigree. She rolls paper strips into delicate shapes and pastes them in a complex pattern based on her own original designs. She also uses quilling to ornament calligraphy, cards, mirrors, magnets, ornaments and jewelry
“Sunisa’s Clay Flowers
Sunisa makes handmade flowers of air dried clay, displayed in lifelike, graceful arrangements. Her specialty is orchids, but she also makes many other varieties of flower including roses, irises, calla lilies, bird-of-paradise flowers, and many others.