A New Haven for Fiber Arts and the Handmade Community: Baltimore Threadquarters

20 Feb

On March 1, 2013, Baltimore will have a new place to celebrate the evolving fiber arts and crafting community.

It will be called Baltimore Threadquarters located at The Botteon Building on 518 South Conkling Street.

UPDATE: Check out coverage of the Baltimore Threadquarters Grand Opening Party here

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The Highlandtown based business is owned by Allison Fomich, jewelry designer behind Tigerlilly and Marlo Jacobson, a non-profit maven and doll marker.

“We envision an active space where classes, workshops, presentations bring together artists,” Fomich said. Changing window display with art openings at the beginning  of each month. Crafter/handmade trunk shows changing every month mid-month. [We want it to be] eclectic and inspiring. [We will be] promoting local and regional talent. [It will be] accessible to all ages, abilities and backgrounds.”
(In the photo: Owners Allison Fomich and Marlo Jacobson).

(In the photo: Owners Allison Fomich and Marlo Jacobson).

After months of planning, the ladies have created a dream retail shop with classroom space and a workroom where crafters and artists can come together. Baltimore Threadquarters will carry tools for knitting, crochet, spinning, felting and sewing.

“We see this as a place to buy yarn, closeout interior fabric, vintage supplies, handmade fiber friendly accessories that are sourced locally,” Fomich said. We will have a limited boutique picked notions and some basics on hand.”

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Jacobson and Fomich started an Indiegogo campaign to help the space remain sustainable and to pay artists a fair wage for their talents as well as for teaching classes.  
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Funds are needed to stock shelves with supplies, sewing machines, classrooom furniture, cutting table, work brenches, pay instructor for workshops, provide materials for workshops and lights for retail space/window displays.

Give Back! Help Baltimore Threadquarters today by checking out their Indiegogo campaign :

 http://www.indiegogo.com/projects/baltimore-threadquarters–2/x/2280123

Ms. Charm recommends sharing, posting to facebook, tweeting and e-mailing your friends about Baltimore Threadquarters Indiegogo campaign. 

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