Look who's joining us!
Alpaca Fiber Studio & Friends *
Having been a textile fiber artist for 10 years, I create award winning wearable art through felting, dying, and mixed media. My primary dyeing emphasis is in masterfully executing a natural dyeing technique called Eco Printing. It is the transfer of botanical images onto fabric. Leaves, berries and rainwater are used from my yard to create unique wearable art pieces. The newest technique involves magically adding color in combination with natural leaves for a powerful effect. My original designs are hand made felted fabric created here in Northeast Ohio. Soft wisps of wool are laid onto silk or cotton, wetted and agitated. The results are breath taking designs that reflect glorious color. I combine these techniques to make wearable art garments that are completely unique. Customers love these new designs as they are a reflection of their creative selves. Scarves, wraps, vests, repurposed tops. www.AlpacaFiberStudio.BIZ
Dena Lyons *
I am a painter, creating oil and wax paintings of trees. I have the paintings printed onto luxuriant fabrics, and sewn into scarves, ponchos, and other wearable creations. www.denalyons.com
Surrounded by Egypt, inspired by the world, the Nagada clothing line offers modern traits hidden in tradition. The textiles and fabrics come from many parts of the world specially South East Asia and India. Nagada encourages ancestral techniques and know-hows from a variety of cultural heritages. Scarves, coats, shawls, vests, pants, tops. www.nagadausa.com
Fine Points Inc. *
Liz Tekus, owner of Fine Points, Inc., is a knitwear designer who brings artistry, sensitivity, and creativity to every aspect of fiber art and craftsmanship. Her retail establishment located in Cleveland's Larchmere district offers clients extraordinary custom knitwear, a distinctive selection of fibers and yarn supplies, and expressive clothing and accessories. In each facet there exists an engaging blend of artistry and whimsy. This year Liz will celebrate her 33rd anniversary in business! As knitting has taken off in popularity, so has the supply of stunning hand-painted yarns. Liz's work is particularly notable for her skilled and creative use of hand-dyed and other artisanal yarns, and her facility for mixing textures. Sweaters, vests, jackets, scarves, hats, mittens, handwarmers, cowls, baby items, jewelry, ready to wear skirts, dresses, tops, jackets, pants, layering garments, socks and shoes. www.finepoints.com
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My one of a kind pieces of jewelry are hand fabricated with copper, red brass, and Sterling silver. I often mix the metals and incorporate beach stones that I have harvested from my travels. I texture the metals with vintage hammers, stamps, and a rolling mil, as well as etching stamped and hand drawn images. I build grid like supports or often collage mixed metals and use a combination of soldering and various cold connections. I patina with flame, liver of sulfur, and alcohol inks. I am inspired by organic and even cellular form, and I am fascinated with the manipulation of metal.
Jeanette Bell has been making women’s clothing since the age of 11 through the tutelage of her mother. Over the years she has developed a fondness for various textures, prints and colors used for outerwear such as coats, jackets, hats and vests. She also loves to make dresses, tops skirts and some jewelry. Her clothing consist of colors and textures you would not think to put together as well as being one or some of a kind. Distinctiveness along with quality work is what you find with Jeanette’s items, which include handmade seasonal coats, jackets, dresses, tops, skirts, hats, bags and jewelry.
Images In Bloom
Three different lines:
Hand painted silk -- white silk receives a surface design with gutta resist. The silk is stretched on a frame, and hand painted, steamed to set color, and the heat fuses the resist as a permanent design element. This year I am creating a body of work in homage to Viennese painter Gustav Klimt.
Wire crochet beaded brooches -- I crochet a frame of copper or silver wire, then gather beads on the same wire and dense embroider with beads.
Silk cocoon earrings -- silk cocoons are dyed with silk dye to an antique silver or bright copper.i apply a clear coat of acrylic, then stitch in beads or pearls. My findings and ear wires are silver or copper.
I handcraft the jewelry components (beads and metal forms) using fine silver, sterling silver, and polymer clay. The twig and fringe embellishments are created with stitching techniques employing various size seed beads, metal beads and any embellishments that enhance the overall look. Closures and earwires are fabricated with sterling silver. I make most of the colorful beads with polymer clay. I've made the organic metal beads such as flowers and twigs with fine silver(PMC).
I design and create one of a kind Haute Couture Fashion accessories by re-purposing clothing and vintage fabrics. My fashion accessories are unique fashion forward one of a kind pieces that allow the wearer to express their unique and individual personality and style. I chose a piece let it inspire me. Cut my pieces. Use a felting process to achieve the unique finish. Sew the pieces together. Embellish it with vintage pieces. (beads, laces, trims, pins, buttons etc. Finished items include scarves, ponchos, capes, hats, ear warmers and pins, scarves, capes, ponchos, pins, ear warmers and capelets.
I use reclaimed, up-cycled and new materials to create one of a kind handbags and accessories. Following trends while being unique in design aesthetic. All creations are made individually and are not mass produced.
Some materials that I use in my construction are home dec fabrics, cork, faux leather and suede, as well as fabrics that I quilt. Small accessory items are also included in my offering. Handles and hardware may be purchased or created. Embellishments can also be made from up-cycled or vintage items.
I am always looking to enhance my best selling purses, while developing new items and my future direction.
Moonlit Made Bags
I have been creating bags and accessories in my Fairlawn OH studio for 10 years. I typically use fabrics with a story printed on the hang tag. My favorite fabrics are cut velvets, Liberty of London cottons, Harris Tweeds and vintage fabrics. I often use retro metal kisslock frames along with Totes, Coin purses, wristlets and crossbody bags. Over my 10 years I have sent purchases to 48 out of 50 states and 37 countries. https://www.etsy.com/shop/MoonlitMadeBags
Sharon M. Donovan
My work combines metal fabrication and fiber art techniques; hand built silver and gold frames, serving as a foundational loom. Silver, gold, and steel wire combine with silk and nylon thread to weave enthralling combinations of antique and contemporary beads, pearls and precious stones. sharondonovanjewelry.com
I am a quilter, knitter, needlepointer, seamstress, traveler and textile collector. My garments incorporate textiles, and precious bits & pieces acquired during my forays. Most coats are 3/4 length, they often are swing style and reversible. I enjoy repurposing items by using them in ways that highlight the way they patterned. Several garments are made by using ¨sarongs¨ from Thailand, Tanzania, etc. See the red/black designed coat and blue/white/black coat. The items were cut to maximize the motifs and/or pattern combinations. Most coats are reversible. Usually the materials are cotton, linen, raw silk, silk/wool, silk/linen or light weight wools. Most of the textiles are from Asia or Africa. The prints tend to be authentic of the country rather than copies from other countries. Items include coats, jackets, accessories, sweaters, scarves and hats.
Marjorie Gold Falk Glass Jewelry
I start with large pieces of glass and cut them into a variety of smaller shapes and sizes. I layer and arrange the pieces and then fire them around 1500° in my kiln. This technique is called fusing. When the glass has fused, I add more glass layers and fire again. This creates new colors and relationships as the heat fuses the first colors with the new ones. I sometimes do this process several times until I have created a piece I am happy with. I also adjust the temperature of the firing to create new and different levels of fusing to create physical depth and visual interest.
Side Porch Design Studio
I create scarves, up-cycled clothing and accessories (earrings, bags, ties) using a process called Eco Printing. The colors come from natural dyes found in leaves, vegetables and flowers. The plant material is layered onto a natural fabric, rolled and tightly bound, then steamed in a turkey roaster for several hours. The resulting plant portraits are one of a kind, elegant images of nature. They are light and color fast washable accessories. My love of nature makes me conscious of keeping the process as gentle on the environment as I can. www.juliefriedmanart.net
Color and textures of fabrics and yarns inspire fiber art that is fun and unique. Items include purses, garden hats, scarves, gloves, necklaces, and neck warmers/gaiters.
Kris Halter Jewelry
My first career as a fashion merchandiser trained my sense of what makes a woman alluring, decorated, perfect in form. Today I am inspired by the symbolism of jewelry and its use throughout history for protection, attraction and enlightenment. Nature, fine art, haute couture, indigenous cultures and spiritual traditions inform my work. I interpret these into unique compositions that are my trademark, using unexpected combinations of gemstones and found objects with silver and gold. My work has gone from early art shows to fine art museum gift stores, while always maintaining my intention for creating beautiful, and unusual jewelry. I design and create all of my own work ... the lovely meditation of creating with my hands. krishalterjewelry.com
Alter Ego Designs
Artist Donna Hann creates bold, funky, handmade wearable art that always includes...a piece of rope. Rock climbing rope, dock line, string & cord are the signature materials in her line, and symbolize transformation and change. Used for pulling, lifting, carrying and climbing, we use rope to accomplish great feats. Having been inspired by her own challenging journey through a traumatic brain injury, she found herself pulled, lifted, and carried by her loved ones, and has now climbed to where she finds herself today - hoping to inspire you to continue to bravely and graciously climb through the challenges life presents you! instagram.com/alteregodesignsco/
TAA Members' Table
Debbie uses wool, straw, silk, feathers, flowers and veiling to create beautiful hats and fascinators in a variety of styles to fit every face and occasion. She'll be joined at the TAA Members' Table by some of her talented friends. Last year, in addition to Debbie's hats, the table featured knitting, jewelry, scarves, hats, felting, and dyed shirts, each tagged by their respective artists with a title and price.
Ann Herip & Susan S. Brown
Items, including jackets, bags and other imaginative wearables are fabric oriented with hand-sewn embellishments of beads, threads and collector buttons.
Button Down Designs
I sell hand-sewn button bracelets, made entirely from vintage and antique buttons (1840s-1940s). These bracelets are available in every imaginable wrist size, priced from about $25-$95. Styles range from the most elegant designs to bracelets for wearing everyday. Each one comes with a hand-written hangtag, explaining the history of the buttons used in that design, as well as a black velvet gift pouch. My bracelets have been available at 2 national museum shops, the Museum of Women in the Arts, in D.C., and the Museum of American Folk Art, in Manhattan. I am known as "The Button Lady," and give presentations to libraries, Historical Societies, Antique Collectors, and Quilt Groups. Each bracelet is a unique piece of history for your wrist.
I create the designs for my bags in Illustrator and then digitize them into stitches (self-taught by trial and error!). The design is transferred by USB to the embroidery machine. Many of the backgrounds for the embroidery are hand-painted. I use duck cloth, canvas,and denim.
BROCANTE Adornments are fanciful,sophisticated neckpieces created from select textiles. Silk, satin and brocade beads are crafted into eye-candy jewels for every day and gala events … wearable, wonderful, and hand sewn.
Handcrafted felt hats and accessories.
Jan Lehrer & Peggie Lehrer
Artful Sisters create a wide range of wearables and accessories. From beautiful full-length shawls to seed bead rings. We use many different textures of yarns, crystal and glass beads as well as recycled materials.
The shawls, shrugs, jackets and other wearables are a combination of both basic and intricate crochet stitches. The yarns are of many different fibers, weights and textures. The crocheted purses are lined and all one of a kind.
The woven seed bead jewelry is intricate and beautiful. . The upcycled jewelry is made from zippers. Zipper jewelry is a unique and edgy accessory for women of all ages. We also create traditional fashion jewelry from beads ranging from crystals to natural stones.
All of our pieces are created by three sisters. We all have different creative ideas and ways of making those ideas a reality. We would need another hundred years to make everything we have created in our minds. Items also include gloves, tops and vests.
Susan Lewis & Edward Neal
Cozyface Cowls! The warmest thing you will ever wear. And stylish! Lined with Polartec300, performance fleece used in mountain climbing gear. Two versions: The tube version that goes over the head and can be worn up over the nose and ears or folded /tucked under the chin. And the wraparound version with a button for those who don't like to pull things over their hair. Exceptional warmth for winter walks and urban jaunts from car to office or parking garage to theatre. Your favorite coat is not always your warmest coat but with a Cozyface Cowl you can be warm in a lighter weight coat! Designed for standing out on a Euclid Avenue bus stop in Cleveland winter! Warm neckwear for men and women.
I work primarily in Sterling Silver. My work is hand fabricated. Techniques used: fold forming, air chasing and forging. Patina is applied to enhance the sculptural aspect of each piece. One of a kind. www.thinksterling.com
Sarah Martin Designs
Thinking green! My creative process involves reclaiming pre-loved garments -- tees, jeans, sweaters... -- and giving them a second chance in life as updated, artsy wearables. Hand painting, found objects, appliqué, and/or handcrafted buttons may complete each piece. sarahmartindesigns.com
Blair Mead Designs
I start by drawing the designs using art markers and ink pen on a poster board surface. I then take a high resolution photograph of the design using my iPhone 7. From there, I manipulate the digital photo using PhotoShop. Once I am satisfied with the quality of the final image, I then reproduce the design onto silk fabric using a proprietary digital textile printing process. Once the fabric is printed, I then hand cut and sew it into unique and wearable art forms, usually but not limited to scarves. I've also made dresses, neck warmers, gloves, handbags, leggings, and bow ties from my speciality fabrics. www.blairmead.com
OH In Stitches
I’m a tactile fiber artist, I love the color, texture and weight of the fiber I’m working with. Just like Marie Kondo, each skein of yarn ‘speaks’ to me, describing how it wants me to create it to be. No 2 items in my collection will be the same. An item purchased from OH In Stitches will be One of a Kind! Items include shawls, purses, ponchos, wraps and beaded shawl pins.
Michelle Pajak-Reynolds Studios
Designing for me is a sacred creative journey. It starts with the raw materials, the weight of a gemstone in my hand, the sparkle of thousands of facets against the skin, the flash of light from polished precious metals. With these materials, I create one-of-a-kind jewelry pieces that are unique and timeless.
Purely handmade pieces are rare in our modern world. Every detail in my jewelry designs possesses a love and tradition of artisanal hand-craftsmanship found only in true couture.
I handcraft each piece of jewelry using traditional metalsmithing techniques; forging, soldering, hand-fabricating and finishing. Each design is made with one-of-a-kind gemstones and the highest quality recycled 14 karat and 18 karat gold and sterling silver sourced from US based suppliers.
My designs have been featured on the runways at New York Fashion Week, on the red carpet at the Emmy Awards, and aboard the United Nations Peace Boat. michellepajakreynolds.com
Colleen & Jeff Pallone
Sunshine On Silk
I make water marbled 100% silk scarves using the traditional painting techniques of suminagashi and ebru art. Various rakes, combs and stylus's are used to "paint" on the water. The designs and color combinations are endless! Every scarf is one of a kind. The materials are 100% silk and water based acrylic paint. My scarves are 6' (14x72") long. sunshineonsilk.com
Unique Fiber melange/collage using yarn, fabric and imagination! Items include jackets, vests, tops, scarves, shawls.
Nicholas & Ann Regan
No Rulz Art
All of our products start off as blank cotton or other cellulose fibers. The products are then prepped, folded and/or tied, and hand dyed by our artists. Various techniques are used to dye the fabrics. Our products include socks, headwear, leggings, shirts, baby clothes, and fashionable ladies dresses and jackets. All of our products, like our artists, are unique and one of a kind. www.norulzart.com
Barbara Rubright Wearables
Barbara Rubright Wearables designs and hand-weaves contemporary fashion for women. This unique line of interchangeable pieces is designed using the highest grade of natural fibers including silk, merino wool, rayon, and Inca cotton. These fine luxury fibers offer season spanning wearability and travel easily, while filling a variety of roles. The fabric is first designed for drape and color, with as many as 7 textures of yarns hand-woven on a loom. The woven goods are then carefully processed and blocked before being cut into one of Barbara"s unique styles. The entire piece is professionally sewn and edges are serged; linings are hand stitched into each piece. A variety of coordinating yarns, expertly crocheted, finishes the edges. Barbara Rubright Wearables' signature piece, the Puzzle Coat, includes tapestry piecing done on the loom and painted silk swatches often hand-dyed using the ancient Shiborie technique. Custom orders accepted. Hand woven ensembles, complete fashion grouping includes, Jacket, Shell, Pant or Skirt. barbararubright.com
L Leslie Designs
Lynne Leslie Saad was raised within the nest of varied and deliberate textile mavens whose hands were usually busy with crafts of many forms. Richly affected by this upbringing,her contemporary work has been described both theatrical and functional. To express herself artistically is, to her, as necessary as breathing. Each beautiful and carefully hand-constructed piece incorporates the following techniques singularly or in combination: sewing, knitting, crochet, easing, weaving, painting, and felting, with both traditional and non-traditional materials and applications in her pieces, which include scarves, vests, jackets, coats, gloves, purses and hats.
I have been sewing since I was twelve. I explore the relationship of fiber, texture, & color in clothing by handcrafting one of a kind jackets, capes, tops and scarves using quality fabrics and fibers. For example: cashmere or silk. Items are embellished w/ machine couching and/or applique process. There is @least 1 vintage button per item.
My pieces really are unique, in that I do not repeat the item in several sizes. I only make one. Items include tops, vests, capes and scarves.
Three Sheep Gallery & Workshop
The beauty of a person emerges when they are comfortable, natural, and true to self. The beauty in clothing arrives the same way. Working with fibers, threads and yarn, I weave, knit & sew garments that are unforced, pleasant and enjoyable to wear. I let fibers and fabrics speak to me. Weaving in the Saori style of free expression, cloth is make by doing only what humans can do, and each piece is unique and beautiful in its own way. Saori style garments are made by letting the cloth become what it will be. In contrast to the spontaneity of the weaving, knitted garments follow exacting rules. Creating intricate lace, textured cables and using luxurious yarn, I also hand knit exquisite garments. Many of the yarns and threads used in the knitting and weaving are hand-dyed and hand-spun. A wardrobe should be full of art, expressive, comforting, personal, beautiful, and wearable. Items include bags, jackets, scarves, shawls, vests and other imaginative wearables. Threesheepgallery.com
What a Great Hat
One-of-a-kind handmade hats blocked over wooden hat blocks and hand sewn. Most hats this time of year will be made of wool felt or buckram and silk. Fabric hats made of natural materials are more casual in style and include newsboy hats, cloches, wide brim hats and more. May have a few handmade scarves to coordinate with the hats. Most scarves will be crocheted or knitted. www.Whatagreathat.com
Pattern, color and texture are the focus of my creative process. I use different combinations of textiles to create unique handbags. For me, the design process is an organic one which begins with finding the right melding of patterns and color. It is what inspires me, since it is different every time and the possibilities are endless. The fabric choices influence the design and style of bag. This year I have begun designing my own fabrics. In addition to these newly created textiles, I also use other unique fabrics that I have found. Each bag is handcrafted by me using sewing patterns that I have created. orangeazaleadesigns.com
Needles 'N Lint
I create one-of-a-kind handknit bags that are felted and fully lined with pockets using locally sourced wool and other fibers combined to achieve a unique design. Many have jewelry and unusual clasps that compliment the design and make them originals. I create one of a kind bags and hats that are designed and knit by me then placed in a bot water bath and agitated to achieve their unique, durable finish. Bags are fully lined with interior pockets. Many are embellished with decorative clasps and jewelry. Hats are created by the same felting process and are adjustable and include a removable flower.
Little Farm in the Woods
My wearable items are created from Merino wool, alpaca fiber and various embellishment which are felted onto silk. Some garments have silk saris incorporated into the piece or are a major feature that is felted onto the wool or alpaca fiber. Natural materials are used in creating all of my art. I use some merino wools that have been dyed, and I also dye or paint silks and/or fibers that are used. Items include vests, ponchos and shawls.
MishMoccs's children's moccasins are handmade at our home in NE Ohio from premium leather. All raw materials are sourced from U.S.-based companies because we want to ensure our products do not contain harsh chemicals. This is very important especially for teething babies. We offer an option to add a personalized message onto our moccs, so our products are kept as a family heirloom! At MishMoccs we honor our veterans and their contribution. A portion of each sale generated, is contributed to assist disabled veterans.
Note: Since each pair we make is handmade, no two pairs of our moccasins are identical. We guarantee great quality and craftsmanship with each pair we sell. www.mishmoccs.com
Unique Spirit Designs
Unique Spirit Designs creates ponchos, fingerless gloves/ arm warmers, and scarves from recycled fabrics. I also do blankets. They can be worn by children and adults.
Integrate a poncho and some arm warmers into your fall/winter wardrobe for a great combination of style, color, and warmth. They are all made by hand from recycled fabrics. www.instagram.com/chenago
I specialize in felt work. Wool, fiber, and silk mixed together make every piece of work unique and special. For the past couple of years, I have been vigilantly learning and practicing. I started my practice with making felted flowers, then I delved into scarves, figurines, and felted paintings, but still with a strong concentration on wearable art. I use wet and needle felting techniques. All of my pieces are uniquely designed, I search for inspiration and material from all over the world. For example, the silk comes from Kazakhstan and I get the most vibrant colors of wool from Italy and US. I try my best to recycle and use well-loved silk, I believe this is not only environmentally friendly but also makes each piece stand out. The inspiration for my work comes from my travels around the world. My goal is to recreate the beauty I see in my travels and share it with my community. I am looking forward to continue sharing my art, getting inspired, and learning. Items include shawls, scarves, ponchos, necklaces, brooches, hats, slippers, gloves and mittens. www.facebook.com/TanyaZvavitch/