Holiday Craft Fair
Hope you can make it for the 2nd Annual WYC Holiday Craft Fair! Join us on Saturday, December 15th, from 1 – 4 PM to support local artisans while fulfilling your shopping list with items that are not only gorgeous – but also unique + sustainable.
We will have healthy, delicious snacks made by Simply Sara Wellness – not to mention a (spiked!) hot chocolate bar > all FREE + open to the public!
Get your holiday shop on:
// Handmade Jewelry
by Megan Escalante >> Donna Koger >> Susan Peterson
The East Western first started while Megan Escalante was constantly daydreaming of earring inspiration. This was back in 2011 and is still growing strong. Inspired. Renewed. Recycled Retro.
Donna Koger + Susan Peterson are local designers and friends who love to inspire each other while they collaborate on jewelry, fan pulls and other gorgeous, handmade crafts.
// Cheeky Ornaments + Vintage Xmas Decor
by Amber Kleid + Kleidoscope Yoga
In addition to being a yoga instructor at WYC, Amber is also a radio host, dancer, artist, and crafter! This year, she’ll be offering coasters, greeting cards, really cool book marks, candles and hopefully a few other goodies. She’s going to try her hand at custom gratitude journals (fingers crossed!). 🙂
// Seasonal Indoor / Outdoor Crafts
by Melissa Helmer
Melissa’s wares are a mother/daughter/family craft labor of love. Her Dad is a Vietnam Vet and disabled makes all of their creations from pallet wood. They repurpose most of our items in hopes that someone will love them as much as they do:
// DoTerra Essential Oils + Diffusers
by Kalyn Matthews
Kalyn will be bringing custom essential oil blends, traditional diffusers, essential oil bottle holders and nandmade diffuser bracelets made by Haitians for a company that prevents orphans and trafficking through job creation.
// Custom-Made Italian Leather Handbags
FeelHandMade is a woman-owned company based in Asheville. In addition to creating the gorgeous wooden necklaces you can find at our front desk (use them as personal diffusers, with the addition of essential oils!), owner Erin Kaleel also makes eco-luxe handbags from buttery Italian leather.
Snag one of her gorgeous totes at the Craft Fair – or custom-order your one-of-a-kind creation:
// LuLaRoe Yoga + Athleisure Wear
Myrsia Parrish, Mom + Local LuLaRoe Retailer
LuLaRoe is a modest clothing line that makes all body types feel beautiful! We offer sizes xxs-xxxl we have some mens’ items, as well as childrens’ sizes, up to tween. Myrsia is offering a Going Out of Business Sale you don’t want to miss…
// Handcrafted Wood Work
by Ben Grant
Ben’s work is an exploration of form and is composed of gentle curves, textures, and flowing lines. Patterns he sees in the world are translated into carved details. Some techniques he uses include multi-axis woodturning, as well as woodcarving with various hand tools and grinders. He is always exploring new techniques to use and hopes that, with each fresh design, he can continue to create pieces that are enjoyed by those who share an appreciation for the craft.
// WYC Apothecary + Gift Baskets
by Waynesville Yoga Center
// Fiber Crafts
by Fiddlehead Farms
In addition to offering delicious fresh veggies at the Haywood County Farmers Market, Stacey + John Michael of Fiddlehead Farm spend their winters creating fiber crafts from their spinners flock of sheep, llama, and alpacas. Check out their gorgeous selection of roving, yarn, dryer balls, hats, earwarmers, baby bonnets and booties, fingerless mitts, and more:
// Mala Beads
by GuRu Malas
Ru’s love for creating hand knotted mala beads started as Christmas gifts for family members back in 2013: she found that hand knotting each bead very meditative and continued exploring the process. As a little girl, she would sit and hand knot Catholic rosary necklaces with her grandmother; that’s probably where the seed was planted to be a maker of prayer beads. GuRu Malas was created out of a passion for mala making and wanting to share their beauty with the world.
// Soaps, Salves + Medicinal Oils
by Seth’s Medicines
Seth hand crafts soaps, salves, medicinal oils and extracts of reishi mushroom. Everything is organic and made from unrefined oils; he supports sustainable practices and uses zero plastic.
Even if you just want to come by and check out the space, please join us. Kindly RSVP so we can make sure to have enough gnoshes: firstname.lastname@example.org – 828.246.6570