Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Vendor Profile: Plush Knits

Meet Aimee of Plush Knits. She has been bringing high quality yarns, knitting needles and knitting patterns to the market this season and providing knitting circles behind her booth. Get to know her better in this week's Vendor Profile. 

P.S. If you start learning to knit now, your holiday gift giving will be sooo much easier (and fun)! 

Who are you, where are you from and how are you known at the market?

My name is Aimee King and I am originally from New York. Most people call me the yarn girl which I think is great.

How did you get started in your business and what is your future vision?

I started my business because the Fiber Arts are my passion. I love that crafts make people come together and share. Women and Men alike are such amazing artists. Its so special to see people creations.

I hope to have a local storefront which can service the DMV area featuring yarns I have grown to love. I would like to have a place where we can teach and share techniques to with newbies and the more advanced crafter.

Why do you do what you do? What is so special about your business?

I spent a few years meeting and visiting local yarn farms and abroad to hand pick yarns that I thought would be ideal for my customer. I want them to have a great quality yarn made by people who are as passionate about the fiber arts as I am.

What is your favorite thing about FSM??

Meeting the customers who come to visit the market. I enjoy meeting all the avid knitters and crocheters who come and ask questions. Its nice to see such a vibrant community in Silver Spring.

Keep up with Plush Knits on Facebook and Twitter!

See all Vendor Profiles right here.

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Market Moments: Blair HS Represent!

School's out for the summer and some kids are making the most of it at the market! Meet Zack and Nnamdi - two Blair HS students that played at the market this past Saturday. Follow us on Instagram for more Market Moments!

Thursday, July 17, 2014

This Week at the Market: Saturday, July 19

Join us at the market this Saturday and green-ify your life! We'll have lots of eco-friendly vendors, plus you can learn about the Purple Line in the morning while jamming out to great music.

Joining Us:
Karmalades Household Cleaners with a Conscience is back this Saturday with eco-friendly cleaning supplies for your life! Personally, we're hooked on her scrubbing souffle- plus it makes a perfect housewarming gift for all your friends that just moved! Get to know her better in this week's Vendor Profile.
Check out new vendor Clean Bee Soapworks - they're a small apiary based in Laurel bringing soaps, shower steamers and honey from their bees to the market.
Butter up your baby with the help of Takoma Park based Shea Baby Butter.
Pick up an eco-friendly soy candle from Love Lucy Candles.
Pearl Fine Teas is back with teas to soothe the soul this summer.

Community Programming:
10am - 1pm: Learn about the Purple Line
10:30am - 12:30pm: Live Music by Tyler's Brass Trio
1:00 - 3:00pm: Live Music by Zach and Nnambi

In Other News:
We're taking a Facebook vacation! Follow us on Twitter, Instagram and join the Mailing List to keep up with the market.
Next week starts our monthly Crafty Hours at Pennyworth Shop in Silver Spring. We'll see you next Thursday from 5-8! Get your free tickets here.

We'll see you at the market!
Saturday, July 19, 2014
10am - 4pm
Veteran's Plaza, Silver Spring