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July 19 - 22, 2018 10-5 

Rug Hooking Artist Rosmery Pacheco and

Trunk Show and Sale of Embroidered Dolls of Multicolores, Guatemala

Rug Hooking Group of Multicolores

Come meet Rosmery Pacheco, talented Rug Hooking Artist in the shop. We are thrilled that Rosmery got a visa and will here representing the 50 artisans of Multicolores.  Please stop in.

Photo above: Rosmery in the green shirt with her rug hooking group of her village in Guatemala.
Embroidered Dolls of Multicolores
Multicolores, the artisan based Guatemalan non-profit we co-founded, is working with a new group of artisans to expand their embroidery skills. Following the model of the rug hooking project, we’ve trained 5 leaders who in turn trained 24 other women. We’ll present a trunk show of some of their first dolls- including dolls by the leaders and their students. 
 Above: some of the embroidered dolls, Below: the embroidery students
Saturday July 21 4-7 pm and Sunday July 22, 10-5

Trunk Show by visiting Master Jeweler

Elhadju Koumama, Niger.

Elhadji is the 25th generation of jewelry makers in his family. He is a member of the Tuareg nomadic group in Niger. His work is featured in collections around the globe and he is a perennial favorite at the International Folk Art Market in Santa Fe, New Mexico, the world’s most rigorously juried folk art market. This is Elhadji’s first trip to the Midwest.




above: silver earrings by Elhadji


 August 4, 2018 1-3 pm

Book Discussion: Women Artisans of Morocco, Their Stories Their Lives

 Author Susan Shaefer Davis, author, anthropologist and former Moroccan Peace Corp worker (1960’s) will discuss and sign copies of her recent book, Women Artisans of Morocco, Their Stories Their Lives in Cultural Cloth's Rug Room.




 October 5-7, 2018

Book Signing Release Party for our book: Rug Money: How a group of Maya women changed their lives through art and innovation  and Thrums Books Expo.

Rug Money, co-authored by Cultural Cloth co-founder, Mary Anne Wise and Cheryl Conway, co-founder of Multicolores, will be published by Thrums Books and released in September, 2018. Rug Money tells the story of our innovative teaching curriculum in Guatemala and profiles 10 of the rug artists “in their own words.” We are thrilled to host Thrums founder, Linda Ligon (founder, former owner of Interweave Press) and Thrums editor, Karen Brock during the fall Fresh Art Tour. The Thrums team will discuss and present their extraordinary collection of books and fellow Thrums author, Deborah Chandler (Learning to Weave, Traditional Weavers of Guatemala, Their Stories Their Lives) will be present to sign her books, too.






December 1, 2018 All Day

Country Christmas in the Village of Maiden Rock

Meet your neighbors over breakfast at a pancake fundraiser for Maiden Rock's fire department, visit Santa,  and take a sleigh ride through the village. Then kick off your Christmas shopping by supporting your local merchants! vino-sleigh-rides-.jpeg



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