Saturday, September 24, 2016

Catching Up Part 2: Pop-Up Washington

Some of my scarf designs for Pop-Up Washington.
I'm still in "catching up" mode. I wanted to post a bit about last weekend's event called: Pop-Up Washington: A Bead & Craft Social. It was a two-day event sponsored by the bead shop I work for (Star's Beads in Vienna, VA) and held at the local Moose Lodge.

I had an enjoyable two days! The first day I taught two 1-hour mini-workshops, one on how to carve a print block and the other on how to print a scarf.

A block design by one of my students.
Scarf printed by one of my students.
Scarf printed by one of my students.
There was only a 15 minute break scheduled between a bit crazy! I'm so lucky to have a wonderful, supportive husband who sat at my table most of Saturday helping me sell while I taught.

My 6-foot table on Sunday.
Another view.

This was also the first time I'd ever sold my a bit of "testing the water " so speak to see if there was a market for them. I sold 7 silk scarves, 4 Fabric Printing at Home books, and one doll pattern. Considering this was primarily a bead show, and that it was my first time selling them, I was pretty happy.

Some of my scarf designs.
Some of my scarf designs.
In addition, I made some contacts and was asked to sell at a home show coming up in November. So...I will be back in the studio whipping up some more designs!

More designs.
Corn-on-the-cob prints. All of my corn print scarves sold!
Knotted resist with printing.
Here are a few photos of some of the merchandise tables.

I think vendors and teachers were pretty happy and the plan is to have the event again next year.


  1. Congratulations! Yes, to busy October...printing these beautiful scarves!

    1. Thanks, Mary Ann. Hoping to get a bunch printed for both the home show and another show happening in December. Having fun with color and design!