Artist: Janet Denson
Product: Japrons (wrap-around aprons), bib aprons, and other accessories. 100% cotton, pre-washed and pre-shrunk fabrics.
I have over 40 years of sewing/designing experience. You name it, I’ve made it – from leather socks to wedding dresses and everything in between. Now specializing in the Japron, the apron that can be worn in the kitchen and beyond. Custom orders welcome.
Artist: Anne MacKinnon
Business: Anne’s Marbling
Product: Hand-Marbled Silk Scarves & Clothing
I’ve lived in Ann Arbor for more than 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.
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: Such Pretty Colors
Product: Colorful placemats & table runners, napkins, quilts, wall hangings, plus t-shirts, bags, magnets, cards, artwork, and other assorted goodies. Custom orders welcomed.
I have been working in color through fabric since 1997, creating bright, vibrant placemats, table runners, napkins, wall hangings, and quilts in many colorways. I also offer many items featuring my original photographs and illustrations, such as throw pillows, Ann Arbor souvenir t-shirts, 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.”
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.