Hand Crank Sock Knitting Demonstration
Local artisan, Kathy Roletter, will demonstrate knitting beautiful socks on a vintage knitting machine.
Sunday March 8, 1-4pm
Saturday, March 14, 11-4pm This Saturday!
Knitting machines such as the one Kathy uses, were given out during World War I by the American Red Cross, in order to supply socks to the soldiers who were waging war in the trenches of Europe. The soldiers were constantly subjected to wet feet, resulting in inevitable foot diseases. The Red Cross provided hundreds of women across our country with a portable hand crank knitting machine and a supply of army drab color wool. The machine was theirs to keep, as long as they completed their socks. If the volunteer was busy with other duties, or procrastinated, the machine and the wool were sent to another willing volunteer. This country wide effort helped to supply much needed socks for our soldiers during the wars. During the Depression, the machines were used to knit socks for additional family income, and to supply the family with thier own socks.
Now, Kathy uses one of these same knitting machines to knit socks of glorious colors and patterns.
Stoney Run Artisans, 9945 McGaheysville Rd., McGaheysville, VA 22840
Snacks and drinks will be served during the day
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Complimentary Flower Arrangement with every purchase $40 and above!
We also have many great gifts for $15 or less, such as monogramed lavender sachets made from vintage linens, hand embroidered pincushion hearts, earrings, soaps, and small special boxes made of china, stone, and pewter.
Come in and see our beautiful hand crafted items.
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Wes Ford is making his beautiful Christmas Wreaths for Stoney Run Artisans again this year.
-This year we are doing a pre-order for wreaths and swags. Pre-order forms are available in the shop, or by email. Send your request to firstname.lastname@example.org to recieve a form or make an order.
-Select a wreath from the photos here, and make modifications of ribbon color from the list on our order form.
-Pick up your order either Saturday, December 1 or Saturday, December 8, at Stoney Run Artisans, 9945 McGaheysville Rd, McGaheysville, VA. 22840.
-For orders over $50, receive a 10% discount to Stoney Run Artisans shop!
Artisan Works Continuing at Stoney Run
Locally made wood bowls and cutting boards, 3 jewelry artists, oil paintings, repurposed art, handmade furniture, original photography notecards; handmade baskets; watercolors; Blacksmithery; embroidered children's clothing, hand knitted items, socks knit with an antique circular knitting machine, needlepoint pillows, hooked pillows and benches, lamps; home decor, as well as many other items such as locally produced artisan foods.
See our Events page for details on Lynn Siler, basket maker, coming on August 6 and August 27. Lynn also does chair caning. Bring your chairs or benches in on August 27 from 2-5pm to have Lynn price your recaning project.
Unique offerings by local artisans
Stoney Run Artisans is pleased to welcome visitors to our shop in Downtown McGaheysville. You will find beautiful offerings from talented artists. Many are on hand to meet personally, even to sign purchased work. We hope you will enjoy interacting with these talented individuals and discussing the insight of their product. You will find some of your favorite artists here, and some "soon to be" favorites!
Our gallery is located in the Stonewall Bank Building (1920 - 1933), across from the McGaheysville Post Office. Inside you will find the original bank vault from the 1920s and a working public telephone booth made of oak.
In addition to the artisans, Highland Designs of Richmond, Virginia, has space inside the building. Beautiful furniture, decor pieces, lamps, antiques, and other unique items are offered.
We accept VISA, MasterCard, Square, Discover, American Express, and good ol' cash.
The space at Stoney Run Artisans is large and welcoming, providing visitors with the perfect atmosphere to stroll through and enjoy all we have to offer.
We believe individuals should have access to art and culture in their daily lives. It's our goal to provide a medium between art enthusiasts and the artists themselves.
Our Gallery is the perfect blend of old and new, and we hope you enjoy visiting this historic building.
9945 McGaheysville Rd
McGaheysville, VA 22840
Phone: (540) 289-5132
Friday, Sat. 10-5
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