Local history buffs and book lovers will want to check out both days of the Made in Windsor show this year. On Friday evening, Walkerville Publishing will be selling a crop of books celebrating Windsor’s fascinating past. Biblioasis will have books for sale on Saturday as well as a number of local authors signing their latest works throughout the day. Check out the flyer above to find out when authors Patrick Brode, David Newman and Craig Pearson will be on hand. Stock up on local literary treats at Made in Windsor!
Hello lovers of all things handmade and beautiful! It’s time for the Made in Windsor Holiday Sale! We will once again be hosting our 2-day event at the Walkerville Brewery during the annual Walkerville Holiday Walk. This is the perfect opportunity to shop for one-of-a-kind, locally made gifts. We’ll be featuring many of the wonderful goods you’ve come to expect from MIW events including jewelry, woodworking, home décor, pottery, knit wear, candles, books, soaps and much more! A detailed list of participating vendors will be posted under the Vendor Lineup button above so click to see what amazing artisans we have participating this year! The historic Walkerville Brewery is the perfect backdrop for our great lineup of talented makers. Enjoy a beer while crossing a bunch of things off your holiday shopping list! As always, the event is family friendly so feel free to bring the kids. The rest of Walkerville will also be alive with activity during the Holiday Walk so be sure to check out the other nearly businesses.
The Made in Windsor Holiday Sale will be held Friday November 21 from 5-10pm and Saturday November 22 from 11am-6pm at the Walkerville Brewery, 525 Argyle Rd. Admission is free. We would love to see you there!
We’re also very excited to announce our community partners for this year’s show: LeeLee Hats and the Windsor/Essex County Humane Society.
LeeLee Hats is dedicated to providing NICU babies with soft, cozy, colourful hats, at no cost to families. Hats are knitted and crocheted by volunteers. To date, they have donated over 45,989 hats to hospitals and hope to continue for years to come. To do requires a tremendous amount of donated yarn. They will be at the MIW show on Friday from 5-10 holding a yarn drive so please consider donating a spare ball or skein. Any type of yarn is accepted! If you can’t make it to Friday’s show you can still drop yarn off at the Mercantile 519 booth and they will be sure to pass it along to LeeLee Hats. Thanks!
The Windsor/Essex County Humane Society is a safe refuge offering rescue and relief for animals in need – providing compassionate care, treatment, and rehabilitation. On Saturday, November 22 they will be at the MIW show from 11-6 collecting general donations to support their community programs for Windsor/Essex. These programs include the fight against animal cruelty, providing medical treatment for animals in need, maintaining adoption programs and much more. Anyone making a donation will receive a small dog treat package. They will also be selling beautiful rescue pet ornaments, leashes, car magnets and pet bandanas. Be sure to stop by their booth!
We also want to thank:
The Walkerville Brewery for being such a gracious host venue!
The Walkerville B.I.A. for including us as part of their amazing Holiday Walk!
WindsoriteDOTca for their generous sponsorship of the event!
The talented folks at Design Intervention with whom we are sharing the space that weekend. Be sure to check out their “Generation Oz” graphic design show on the walls!
There are few things more adorable than the stuffed critters made by Perfectly Imperfect Pets. They are colourful, playful and most certainly huggable! In addition to these creatures, P.I.P.s also creates jewelry, mini artworks and pin cushions in an array of bright colours. Look for the P.I.P.s booth at Saturday’s show. Her displays are always so fun to browse!
The mother-daughter duo behind Gramma’s Creations also have a love of colour. They specialize in super cute hair accessories for infants, children, and adults as well as bow ties for boys, wedding accessories and more. We love that they’ll do custom orders as well! Gramma’s Creations will be selling their accessories both Friday and Saturday.
This year’s Made in Windsor show will feature two excellent examples of lampworking. This a type of glasswork where a torch or lamp is used to melt glass down to a molten state where it can then be shaped into beads using tools and hand movements. The results can be quite breathtaking.
Mona Simpson and Jane Sylvester, the mother-daughter duo behind Flamed Glass & Forged Metal, combine their gorgeous lampworked beads with metalwork to create intricate pieces that reflect the natural world with a contemporary feel.
the rooted begonia uses lampworking processes to create whimsical beads in an endless variety of shapes including owls, giraffes, penguins, frogs, monkeys and so much more. We are amazed at the detail she is able to create with glass and we challenge you to look through her booth without breaking into a smile!
Flamed Glass & Forged Metal and the rooted begonia will have booths at both Friday and Saturday’s show.
Wondering what to get the beer lovers on your gift list? Here area some great ideas. On Friday, Pocket Squares Paper Co. will have her beer tasting journals for sale. These handy dandy notebooks help you keep track of all the details surrounding your favourite beers. All her products are made from recycled paper as well!
On Saturday, 42 Woodworks will be selling their handcrafted wood bottle openers as well as a wide range of other wood products. This is their first year at Made in Windsor and we are so thrilled to have them!
Saturday will also see Faerhaven selling their handcrafted soaps and personal care products including their Six Pack of Beer soap made from Walkerville Brewery ale!
Lastly, what goes better with a craft show than craft beer? Pick up some growlers of your favourite Walkerville Brewery beer while you’re there.
We’re delighted that Jodi Green of Levigator Press and Nicole Drouillard of Mercantile 519 have decided to share a booth at both Friday and Saturday’s Made in Windsor event. Mercantile 519 specializes in knitwear and accessories to keep you cozy all winter long. Levigator Press produces a wide variety of goods including a line of scarves and bandannas handmade using fabrics that are printed with wood blocks. This talented pair are both active members of Windsor’s handmade community and are always eager to answer questions or offer tips to others. Be sure to stop by their booth for some beautiful gift-giving ideas! Mercantile 519 will also be accepting yarn donations for LeeLee Hats on the Saturday.
Here’s an alphabet full of fine things you’ll find at this year’s Made in Windsor show!