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Winter Market Vendor Spotlight: O&Y Studio

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VTGCLT is popping up on November 24th at The Fillmore for the eighth annual Winter Market! Come out and spend the day shopping with over 60 of the region’s best vintage & handmade vendors. $2 general admission 11am-5pm. Want to have first pick at all the goodies? We offer $7 early bird entry at 10am.

Leading up to the market, we’ll be sharing vendor spotlight posts that give you a chance to meet some of our amazing vendors in advance of the market. We are excited to welcome O&Y Studio to the Vintage Charlotte Winter Market. O&Y Studio is a Charlotte maker with a unique method of crocheting into embroidery hoops. Here is Andy with an introduction to her brand, and a sneak peek at a few special items that will be available at the Winter Market:

I have been a maker almost all my life. Growing up in South Africa, my mom put knitting needles in my hands at age 4, and she presented me with my first sewing machine at age 11. From then on I knitted and sewed my own clothes, taught myself to crochet and pursued anything artsy and crafty I could lay my hands on. I developed a love for smocking, hand-sewing and embroidery and later owned a smocking shop. 

I now enjoy freehand stitching floral and botanical designs with specialty wool threads on a crochet. When I travel, I love to share my myriad photos (many of which are of flowers) and to bring back interesting wool and mohair yarns for new creations. I create my embroideries in an array of colors and sizes; plus a selection of Christmas ornaments will be available this year!


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Our vendor spotlight posts give you a chance to meet some of our amazing vendors before the Vintage Charlotte Winter Market on November 15, 2014 at The Fillmore Charlotte.  We are really excited to welcome back STUDIO{1859}, here is Megan talking about how it all started and some sneak peaks of all the crochet lovelies she is bringing to the market:


STUDIO{1859} began in 2012 after encouragement from family and friends to begin selling the crochet accessories I had been making for others as gifts. Since first learning to crochet 10 years ago I haven’t been able to put down the yarn. I believe crocheting is becoming a lost art and I enjoy keeping it alive in more ways than just hats and scarves. In college I studied Textile Engineering and my day job is working in a chemistry lab but my lunch breaks and evenings are filled with crocheting.  My shop is mainly filled with crochet goods for babies and toddlers all made in my home studio (aka 1859 – my house number). I have recently added a line of baskets, bowls and home decor crocheted with fabric yarn that is made from recycled textile manufacturing scraps. I have a passion for creating and love coming up with ways to incorporate yarn into everyday life because it shouldn’t be reserved just for winter!

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