From Our Hands to Yours on Valentine’s Day

As Valentines Day quickly approaches we all scramble to find just the right gift to give. We sometimes agonize over it wondering if we should or should not give a gift or flowers or a card. I always try to find something that is special and I always buy local so with that in mind I have put together a few suggestion of some amazing local artisans. The nice thing is you can get all of this at the Pike Place Market along with some beautiful flowers.  This is just a small sample of some of the most amazing gifts you can find from over 250 local artisans at the Pike Place Market .  You can also find suggestion on the Pike Place Market Pinterest page http://pinterest.com/pikeplacemarket/  .  The Pike Place Market has everything you need so come shop local.

From Our Hands to Yours

 

 

by: Kristeena Sabando ~ Sabando Design

Pike Place Producers

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Fashion at the market

As a new writer for this blog I will introduce myself to you.  I am Kim and I sell my fashion line, Im Strang, on the craftline at Pike Place market.  I am a knitter, using manual vintage knitting machines mostly, and sell a mixture of socks and accessories to a full line of sweaters, tops and dresses.

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You may have seen my seamed back socks waving in the air on my quite obvious, many questions asked about, sock mannaquin legs.  That’s how people remember my booth.  Upside down legs.  They prompt more bad jokes and Christmas story references than I ever thought possible but hey, they are eye catching and draw attention to my table!

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There are a good few of us selling accessories and garments at the market.  The eco friendly, upcycling designers reconstruct old cashmere sweaters and t-shirts into totally new garments.  The fiber minded of us weaving, spinning, knitting and crocheting.  Each of our four feet booths offer handmade, high end fashion for many different tastes and styles.  It’s boutique shopping straight from the artist.  Just look for the legs and come say hi.

– Kim Strang

Im Strang