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Textures From the Studio

Sure, the shop is a tidy place to come visit and browse, but it's also a working studio. Out back where Meg keeps her tools of the trade and materials set aside for "someday projects," there are some beautiful textures to be found. Here are a few. I poked out back and got these photos to give you an inside look.  These aren't surprising. But then there are bins full of fun stuff... I get a good feeling when I know that the things on the shelves of a shop were made right there in the same room. Come visit to see Meg's big spools of rope!  This is a guest blog post by Anne Bryant, who also writes from...

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Gifts Worth Their Salt

Sometimes I stop by Meg's shop to watch her work. She effortlessly and quickly takes spooled rope, and while chatting, juggles her fid and the snake-like medium to make a perfectly tight, tidy monkey fist dog toy. An orderly little pile of them builds next to her. It's been exciting to see Meg curate the new shop- moving from an etsy store to a brick-and-mortar space in the heart of Belfast has been fun to watch. The variety of the gifts and needful things is lovely to behold. And now there's this here website, a virtual space that we've been working on that I'm proud to be a part of. Hopefully it looks and feels like the cottage-like basement she's...

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