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
Come out and see how it works!
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.
Dates and times for Valentine Special
Thursday, February 13 10-6
Friday, February 14 10-6
Saturday, February 15 10-6
Sunday, February 16 12-4
We are glad that everyone enjoyed their Thanksgiving!
Our open house in 2017 was a great success!
Artists from across the Chesapeake Bay have teamed up with
Stoney Run Artisans
to provide a glimpse of
art and specialties that are produced by those in our
easternmost region of Virginia.
Enjoy a glass of wine from
of the Eastern Shore while viewing the varied works of art. Wine will be for sale by the glass or bottle, with check or cash.
Oil Paintings by Jack Richardson
Watercolors by Marsh Ryon and
Acrylic paintings by Becky Rootes,
Eileen Weber, and Kit Fetchtig
Sterling Jewelry by Karen Tweedy
Shore Bird Carvings by Brad Braddach
We will also have:
Eastern Shore Coastal Roasting
The Red Barn Koi Play I Was Young Once
Art from the Eastern Shore will continue through November 5. Meanwhile, all of our local artists will continue exhibiting their fine works.
Lynn Liskey Siler will be at Stoney Run Artisans on Sunday, August 6 and Sunday, August 27, from 2 until 5 to demonstrate her extraordinary skills at basket weaving. Her unique baskets are wonderful for collecting fresh vegetables at the farmer's market, serving muffins, collecting eggs, using for flower arrangements, and for many other uses. Come see how she makes these beautiful baskets at Stoney Run Artisans, 9945 McGaheysville Rd, McGaheysville, VA 22840.
Meet the Artist Series
Meet Steve Stokes of Stokes of England, Blacksmith Artistry at its finest!
Exhibit Show and Sale begins Feb. 4
Meet the Artist in person on Sat., Feb. 25, 11 am to 8 pm
Hand-forged door knockers, hooks, wall hangings, saddle cleaning stands, fireplace tools, and more
We were so happy to show select items from our Gallery on display and for sale on First Friday, February 5, 2016 from 5:00 - 8:00 pm at Wilson Downtown Gallery/Kline & May Realty, 83 South Main Street, Harrisonburg, Virginia. Our items were there for February and March 2016.
There were beverages and light fare available, plus some of the artists to meet on-site! We hope we got to see you there!
On Monday, August 3, 2015 at 11:00 a.m., the Harrisonburg-Rockingham Chamber of Commerce will hold a ribbon-cutting ceremony at the gallery. Light refreshments will be served. Stoney Run Artisans Gallery recently became a member of the Chamber, as well as becoming an Affiliate Member of the Artisans Trail of Virginia.
9945 McGaheysville Rd
McGaheysville, VA 22840
Phone: (540) 289-5132
Friday, Sat. 10-5
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