This Saturday, June 8th, we’ll be hosting our biggest event of the year. The INDIEana Handicraft Exchange summer show is held annually in conjunction with the Independent Music + Art Festival at the Harrison Center for the Arts. The staff and interns of the HCA organize IMAF and are responsible for providing live music on two stages all day long. This year, the twelve bands performing will be Lord of the Yum-Yum (also acting as emcee), Rusty Redenbacher, Five Year Mission, Sleeping Bag, Shivering Timbers, Sweet Poison Victim, End Times Spasm Band, Luke Austin Daugherty & iLL Holiday, The Bears of Blue River, The Bonesetters, Pravada and The Pinstripes.
While they’re busy organizing the entertainment, we here at Homespun (plus a team of local Indy creatives) are responsible for the jurying in of 100+ artists and makers who will be on site selling their contemporary handmade goods. The vendors will be spread out over the HCA grounds, both indoors in two rooms (the gymnasium & Gallery No. 2), and outside along Delaware Street, 16th Street and wrapped around the building into the back parking lot.
Sun King Brewing Company and New Day Meadery will be there in the courtyard selling beverages to those 21+, while Duos Indy and Judge’s Tip of the Rib BBQ will have complete meal options available. Sweet treats will be for sale at the VSA tent for their annual ice cream fundraiser, as well as inside the building by Just Pop In!, Frittle Candy, Lick Ice Cream, Chocolate for the Spirit and Xchocol’Art.
The event runs from noon to 8pm and is FREE and family-friendly. Gather a gang and come on down to join in the fun. It’s guaranteed to be a rip-roarin’ good time!
Homespun: Workshops & Gallery Fixture and Art Supply Sale
Saturday, May 11th
206 S Audubon Rd, Indianapolis, IN 46219
We will be having a huge sale of art supplies and fixtures at the Homespun: Workshops & Gallery (206 S Audubon). We’ll have lots of stuff for sale at cheap prices, so stop by and help us clear out our classroom space. Our event coincides with the Celebrate Irvington festivities, there will be food trucks, arts and crafts, live music, an alternative gift fair, and other happenings along Washington and Audubon streets.
Please note the sale is at our workshop space, 206 South Audubon Road NOT our retail store space on 5624 East Washington Street. Homespun: Modern Handmade our retail store is doing quite well, is not closing and welcomes you to visit during store hours! Thank you.
-IKEA Klippan Couches
-IKEA Expedit Shelving
-Retail Store Fixtures
-Kid’s Art Table & Chairs
-Paints & Paint Supplies
-Markers & Crayons
-Screen Printing Supplies
-Photo (Film) Supplies
Cash preferred. No personal checks.
Bath and Body Bootcamp, by Ellie Poinsatte
of Sudsy Sweet Treats Bath Bakery
When: Saturday, April 13, 2013
When: All day from 12:00pm to 5:00pm
Where: Homespun: Workshops & Gallery 206 S Audubon, Indianapolis IN 46219
Soap & Lip Scrub Workshop from 12:00pm to 1:00pm
In this workshop, you will learn the basics of melt & pour soap. We’ll cover the basics such as selecting a soap base for your needs, colorants, fragrances and additives that will turn an ordinary bar of soap into a work of art! You’ll create three bars of soap to take with you. We’ll also create a fabulous lip scrub with ingredients that you probably already have in your kitchen!
Bath Bomb Workshop from 1:30pm to 2:30pm
Love taking long, relaxing soaks in the tub? In this class, you’ll learn all the basics on creating a bath bomb fizzie that not only smells great, but is great for your skin too! We’ll create 3 bath fizzies that are scented and release moisturizing butters and oils into the bath water, surrounding your skin in pure moisture!
Whipped Foaming Sugar Scrub from 3:00pm to 4:00pm
Sugar scrubs are quite popular for not only their exfoliation benefits to the skin, but their luxurious moisturizing properties as well. In this class, we’ll take it one step further and create a whipped foaming sugar scrub that contains several types of sugars, fragrance and foaming bath butter with hydrating oils that will leave your skin not only clean, but luxuriously silky!
Whipped Body Butter from 4:00pm to 5:00pm
Body Butters are all the rage and in this class, we’ll take this super decadent body butter to the next level by whipping creamy butters and oils with fragrance to create a whipped body butter that you’ll swear is the best buttercream frosting but for your skin!
Ellie Poinsatte is the owner & creator at Sudsy Sweet Treats Bath Bakery in Fort Wayne, Indiana. Sudsy Sweet Treats specializes in handmade artisan soaps, bath & body products that resemble bakery desserts, sweet treats & candies. Her sudsy creations can be found online as well in stores and boutiques. When she’s not creating all things sudsy, Ellie can be found teaching her love of making soap, bath & body products to students in the Fort Wayne area and now at Homespun Indy!
Workshop fee is $99 for all four workshops or students can register separately for each session $30 for Soap and Lip Scrub, and $25 for each remaining workshop.
All supplies provided, wear a long sleeved shirt.