This is my second year attending the annual Artisan’s Market presented by the Contemporary Handweavers of Houston (CHH). The market runs from September 6 – 8 so if you are near Houston, you still have Saturday to stop by.
I am so glad that I went on their opening night. I did my usual walk around the rooms to look at all the displays. I then picked up a small plastic basket from the front so I could begin collecting the beautiful handwoven textiles, baskets, handmade jewelry, handspun yarn, and felted ornaments that I had singled out. I was too slow. Those ladies are fierce! Several items I had on my mental checklist were gone! Nonetheless, I had a great time looking, touching and taking pictures.
I saw beautiful handwoven textiles.
There were felted bracelets, handmade cards, woven rugs and artwork.
There were felted baskets, silk baskets and other sculptured baskets.
There were ghosts and goblins and catnip wrapped like mice for the upcoming Autumn holidays.
Even Saint Nicolas’ helpers offered their wares for the yuletide season.
A huge round of applause to all of the fiber artists who produced these beautiful handmade items. By the crowds and the long line at check out, I am pleased to say that Houstonians truly appreciate the handcrafted arts.
If you want to see more lovely items like these, this is the post I wrote about last year’s event.
41 thoughts on “A Very Crafty Evening”
Beautiful textural works . Thanks for the photos it looks amazing. Too bad I live too far way, as I would love to see this showcase.
The organizers do a nice job of displaying all the items.
the photos are amazing, they sure show you had a wonderful time. I love the felt bracelets.
I liked those bracelets as well! I should have grabbed them.
what a sweet creations made with passion, thanks for sharing!!!!
They also had some nice woven or beaded jewelry. Lots of sparkle.
so I hope u took some pics of beaded jewelry 🙂 I would like to take a look 😉
Oh, no! I did not. There was always someone trying on necklaces and such so I didn’t snap any photos. : (
do this next time 😉
I will! I promise.
The articles are lovely and so creative. What a wonderful time you must have had. Wish I lived closer.
The quality was very high. Some displays looked more like museum pieces.
Oh, the colors on that gorgeous silk basket! How beautiful!
That little basket was light as a feather.
Lovely items! I laughed at the description of the “fierce ladies” – very apt! One can get run over at some of these events. It looked like a terrific market.
They were all quite enthusiastic!
What beautiful items! Like warpandwoof, I was amused by the ‘fierce ladies’! Been there, met them! 🙂
Of course, I’m not excluding myself from their club.
I know that feeling too ! 🙂
Once again, excellent photos.
Thanks Steve. That’s a nice compliment coming from someone who takes amazing pics. Gracias!
That looks like a great event! Thanks for sharing through your photos. 🙂
Glad you liked them.
Wow, everything looks so nice. Looks like a fun event
It was great.
It looks like everyone there is very talented.
Wow! That looks fabulous ~ I especially love those felted bracelets.
I should have taken a set. Darn.
Thanks for sharing 🙂 I love those little ghosts!
I think they were my favorite. They were too cute to scare anyone.
What very pretty things. I’m so glad you enjoyed your visit and shared it with us. I loved looking at all those things. They are very inspiring aren’t they.
I’ve never heard of felted bracelets before.
They did a nice job with the bracelets. Very smooth edges and all interlocking.
Looks really cool! I especially like the felted ghosts!
Those were definitely my favorite!
Looks wonderful! The ghosts are my favourite closely followed by St. Nicholas. All so inspiring. 🙂
I was very inspired when I saw everything. Every item was handcrafted with great care. As I’ve noted before, the ghosts were absolutely my faves.
Beautiful photos – what a great event. And I love the ghosts, too!
Well the textiles do all the hard work posing for the photos. Thanks.
Lovely eye candy! So inspiring…
I had a hard time focusing on just one thing!