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Handmade and Handcrafted 2019

December 17, 2019

Options for personalized gift-giving — and gift-making — in Downtown Madison

When it comes to gift-giving, it pays to 店 — and craft — local.

“......当地购物直接支持你的社区,”基拉罗森斯蒂尔,艺术壁虎的经理,510国Street说。 “麦迪逊Tightknit市中心有当地人民拥有和经营门店网络。你可以步行到壁虎艺术,肥皂剧,文集,更在短短的几个街区的跨度和了解这项业务,收到的建议和信息,激发周到送礼,并分享这个故事与您的亲人在馈赠节日,生日和其他庆祝活动。你是否曾经为朋友和家人的爱为你如何开店的礼物和款待,和爱会马上回你电话!“

Want to be more thoughtful in your gift-giving? Here are some options for handmade and handcrafted gifts in Downtown Madison.

Art Gecko
A brick-and-mortar import store in business for more than 20 years, Art Gecko’s buyers travel to Indonesia, India, Thailand and Mexico

“我们选择每件手工,工作与和支持直接谁创造了它,还用手爱的艺术家,”罗森斯蒂尔说。 “这种艺术壁虎也唯一提供你从哪儿吃的项目,谁使他们,什么工作条件等,多少精神是每一个产品,我们选择后面的理解。”

当您购买从家庭手工业和砖和水泥零售商,罗森斯蒂尔ADDS手工礼品,你帮助提供公平的工资直接工匠,以及消费者和礼品度外结束了一些完全独特的与已用激情创造。 “每个项目我们分享客户讲述了一个故事,而小‘瑕疵’,从手工制作吃展现的奉献精神和赞赏进入工作,”她说。

SERRV Madison

“By selling their beautiful handcrafts, your purchase works to empower over 8,000 artisans and farmers every year, all over the world,” says Meredith Wodrich, manager of Madison’s SERRV 商店 at 224 State Street. “The products at SERRV are each filled with beautiful stories of overcoming hardship, and a celebration of culture and tradition.”

What makes handmade and handcrafted gifts so special, adds Wodrich, is that they are crafted with heart and attention to detail that add value to the objects.

Revel Madison
Looking to get more hands on with your gift-giving? Revel, 107 N. Hamilton Street, is a modern crafting bar that hosts creative work店s and private parties.

A unique part of Revel is its drop-in Craft Bar, which is open five days per week, says owner Sarah Van Dyke. Guests can make a reservation or drop in.

“当他们来到酒吧手艺,每个客人可以选择从我们的20多个DIY /工艺选项列表不同的项目,”凡戴克说。 “我们提供的所有用品和指示,以及客人得到完成的项目是在自导的时尚,同时享受时间与朋友他们 - 和我们的酒吧鸡尾酒”

除了插入式工艺的酒吧,狂欢提供了一个旋转的一系列创造性和生活方式研讨会。这些研讨会是一个导向式的体验,凡教师通过知识渊博的指定主题或项目领导小组。流行研讨会的主题包括玻璃蚀刻书法,DIY cheeseboard制作,插花和水彩画。

Van Dyke says her business aligns well with a general trend toward handmade holidays.
“在过去的几年里,我们已经从很多客人都听到那些家庭走向‘手工假期’活动,并把重点DIY和/或本地制造的礼物,”她说。 “我们已经看到,第一手,喜悦和满意度,工作人员可以从自己创建giftable项目吃...手工礼品是我们的书双赢!”

The Soap Opera

“当你的家庭购物的零售商,你在你的社区投资,反过来这有助于我们的环境,学校,社会项目多,”斯泰西斯坎内尔,肥皂剧的老板说。 “本地购物让你成为一个精明的消费者。这表明你关心你的社区,并希望不断提高它。当你知道你的美元是怎么回事。“

If you’re looking for a gift for that special someone, The Soap Opera offers custom scenting.
“在任何时候,你可以停止和创建你自己的气味,香味和使用都至关重要/油科隆,” Scannell先生说。一旦你创建你自己的气味,还有如何穿它的多种选择,这是否是在油,香水喷雾,乳液,或沐浴产品如洗发水和沐浴露。

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If you want to learn more about essential oils and custom scenting, The Soap Opera offers essential oil classes and lectures on bathing products; private custom scenting parties are also available.

Artist & Craftsman Supply
Artist and Craftsman Supply, 203 W. Gorham St., 502 Bad Gateway- 澳门新葡新京备用网址-欢迎您

The store also offers classes and product demonstrations throughout the year; almost all are free of charge and in partnership with other local establishments.
“我们的工作人员是由工作的艺术家,总是渴望分享,不仅新产品信息,但技巧和提示,以帮助你要么开始或通过一些技术问题了工作,你可能有,”店经理Jason利维店说经理。

He adds that Artist and Craftsman Supply is an entirely employee-owned company, so when you 店 here, you are speaking with one of the owners.


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而手工制作的礼物感到特别和始终是唯一的,如果这不是你的包,征鼓励人们发现并支持独立艺术家和工匠尽可能:“他们的工作不仅是人,而是支持和全面加强个人主义的庆祝活动。”

Anthology
Anthology, 230 State St. , is a paper and craft 店 with works by over 100 local and independent artists.

由姐妹劳拉和小舞Sachi国有,店里的使命是促进创造力 - 通过对小舞的姐妹们的工作,通过他们的工作与艺术家,并通过他们的客户。他们提供了一个选择工艺用品和书籍,主要集中在皮艺,在楼上的阁楼工艺;在komais的工作可以在整个商店被发现,以及饰物,版画,T恤,名片等。他们还工作着当地艺术家制作Madison-和澳门新葡新京备用网址 - 具体设计,这些都对威利街道本地打印。

“你越接近你的手做事情的人,员工得到更多的礼物,”劳拉说,小舞。 “我个人觉得,当我正在为别人的礼物,这是因为如果你编织你对他们的爱慕之作品本身,我相信,即使产品达不到你在工艺方面想要的东西,它是很难被击败那样的意图。除非那,支持当地的艺术家和企业的工作是下一个最好的事情。它的工作人员较多,而且比购买在你的社区的东西,已经从远方作出了较大的影响。“


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