Welcome to Evening Shire
We are building a shopping experience based on the charm and values of an English Village.
In Evening Shire, you will find characters, stories, unique gifts, tutorials and some really nice people. We are passionate about building a community of artists and entrepreneurs, and we believe that anyone who puts themselves out there to share their ideas and creations, deserves to be seen.
Our inaugural shops include a knitting accessory shop, a specially design gifts shop, a general store, a jewellry shop, a card and book shop and a memorial shop. Evening Shire also has a beautiful garden where you can take a stroll through the beautiful flowers.
We invite artists to join us in Evening Shire. Learn more about renting a shop today.
Or become a handmade vendor. Learn more about our handmade vendor shops.
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Handmade Vendor Shops
We are so excited to offer our handmade artists a place to sell their creations. Each creator has access to their own store front. Please visit our vendors and share some love.
Featured Handmade Artists From Across the Internet
Wendy Wonders 127 LLC
Being a handmade artist in today’s chaotic society can be a challenge. At least it is for me. I find myself distracted by so many things that keep me from creating.
One handmade artist that seems to be very prolific and productive is Wendy from Wendy’s Wonders 127LLC.
Wendy’s business is hand-dyed yarn. Not only is it beautiful yarn but her eye for Colorways is incredible. She transitions from one colour to the next with such subtly that you do not at once realize it has changed. She works in combinations of Merino wool, silk, alpaca, cashmere, yak and nylon. They have a beautiful hand to them and are delightful to work with Shawls made from this yarn are such works of art. Scarves, hats, and gloves are just as beautiful.
The Colorways are so beautiful, it gives me personal joy just to see them. Of course, I would love to own all of them.
I thought it might be interesting to ask a creator like Wendy some information about her business. She was so kind as to answer my questions. And I hope our readers are as excited as I was to take a glimpse into Wendy’s handmade business.
Have you always been creative?
I have always been creative. As a child I was always tinkering with all kinds of different mediums, from yarn, fabric, paints, chalk, photographing, pottery and such. I come from a family of an artist of all those mediums, so it was in my blood to tinker. It was not until my mid-thirties that I tried my hand at dyeing. It was the first time, I felt like I found my medium.
How do you find inspiration for your work?
I find inspiration in nature and the weather. I use a ton of photographs to pull color from, but nature is my favorite.
How did you start dying yarn?
I think I was around 33 years old when I started to try my hand at dyeing. I was knitting/crocheting a ton at that time and I wanted to make my yarn. I was about 38 when I tried the blank/gradient dyeing and that is when I totally fell in love with gradients.
How do you find the time to keep creating new color blends?
Dyeing yarn is my ONLY income. I support a household of 4 in my little shop. My days start around 4:30 am and I go till dinner time, sometimes as late as 8 pm. It is all about serious time management. I wash yarn till 8 am and dye till lunch then make blanks (I knit the sleeves on a knitting machine) for the next day for the afternoon/evening hours.
What keeps you motivated?
My passion for what I do keeps me pretty motivated, along with providing for my kids. I love dyeing gradients, with the smooth slow transition of color comes a peace to my soul. It is a bubble that is quite nice to be in.
Thank you, Wendy, for sharing with my readers your work and your insight. It has been an inspiration to me and I am ready to get back to creating.
If you are a handmade artist and you are looking for a home to sell your creations, Evening Shire has opened a vendor market for handmade good. Contact us to learn more.
Below are a few of Wendy’s Colorways from her facebook page. We recommend liking her page to get your daily dose of creative inspiration.
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Become a Shopkeep in Evening Shire
We are looking for artists and entrepreneurs, who want to be part of a new way of sharing your creations.
We want artist who value community and communication.
We know it is hard to get traffic to your Etsy store or Website. You know you have a great product.
It’s just so hard to get it to the people who will buy.
Become part of the Evening Shire Community and together we can share your creations with a wider audience.
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