The Jacksonport Craft Cottage is pleased to present a “Fall Showcase,” which will feature three talented Door County fiber artists – Paddy Elliott, Glenna Stephenson and Chris Vuco – as well as watercolor artist Kari Anderson, on Oct. 17 – 19 from 9 am – 5 pm.
All three fiber artists have different and unique aspects of fiber creation and will present their particular crafts, such as spinning, crochet, felting, knitting and weaving.
Paddy Elliott started her career in spinning with the advent of the Wooly Mitten Farm. Using her own sheep’s wool she spun her own yarn and created her crocheted felted mittens and hats. Today she still spins her own yarn and has expanded to many new creations such as shawls, felted purses, and home furnishings, which are still sold under the “Wooly Mitten” label
Glenna Stephenson, a native of Sturgeon Bay, was inspired by her grandmother and has been knitting now for over 30 years. Since her family was grown and gone, she was left with no one to knit for, and since she couldn’t just stop knitting, the box of sweaters grew. At the suggestion of friends, she started selling them. Her designs are unique, some are one of a kind, and they range from the fashionable to the traditional and are sold under the label of “gleglee’s knits.”
Chris Vuco started weaving in the ‘70s and is primarily self-taught; however, she has had the privilege of being in classes and workshops with nationally-known weavers and knitters. This, along with her involvement with weaving and spinning guilds, has provided her with a wealth of knowledge and encouragement. She has always woven functional items, such as shawls, scarf’s, rugs, and cloth for one of kind garments. Over the years she has added knitted items to her creations and used knitting techniques to finish hand woven garments that are sold under the label of “Weavers Nest.”
Kari Anderson is a watercolorist who resides in Door County, and she paints the many seasons of the peninsula. Many will recognize her Door County Lighthouse series and many others know her work for its wintry Scandinavian flavor. Anderson’s wonderful collection of both framed and unframed prints, note cards, Christmas cards, gift cards and note pads will be on display during the Fall Showcase.
The Jacksonport Craft Cottage, open 9 am – 5 pm daily, is located at 6275 Hwy. 57 in downtown Jacksonport. Beginning November 3, the store will be open winter weekends (Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays) from 9 am – 5 pm or by appointment (920.823.2288).