Annual Wake Forest Artisans’ Fair to be held Dec. 2

This is a guest post from organizers of the annual Wake Forest Artisans’ Fair:

It’s time for the annual Wake Forest University Artisans’ Fair to be held on Friday, Dec. 2 from 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. in Benson University Center, Room 401. Thirty vendors will show and sell their handcrafted products which include jewelry, woodworking, stitchery, pottery, baked goods, stained glass, etc.


Table built with wood from Reynolds Gym

An exciting new feature to the annual event are items made by Facilities and Campus Services from recycled Wake Forest products! Palmer/Piccolo bed frames have been converted into Adirondack-style chairs, flooring from Reynolds Gym has been transformed into a table, and wooden trivets are designed from the beloved magnolia trees. Products will be on display as silent auction items (some with minimum pricing), with bids taken until 4 p.m. At the close of the event, those with the highest bids will be notified of their winning bids and arrangements made for item pickup. Proceeds from these items will benefit the United Way.

Looking for a special gift? Then check out these vendors!

Zella Johnson: handmade knitted dish cloths
Gloria Stickney: Wake Forest licensed products, quilted products
Ashley Horn: soy candles, soy melts, car freshners & custom vinyl tumbler decals
Shayla Herndon-Edmunds: soy aromatherapy candles, aromatherapy bath teas, body butter and lotion, sugar scrubs, goat’s milk soap, essential oil blends
Ashley Graham Phipps: baby accessories handmade bibs, quilts, and knitted blankets.
Diana Goldstein and Roz Tedford: Wake Forest and book themed ornaments, notecards, and page art
Linda Shaytar: handmaid jewelry and hand made baby bibs
Rebecca Fisher: whimsical garden art – bird baths and garden flowers made of glass
Holly Swenson: small paintings sealed inside pendants (sold with necklace chain or key ring attachment)
Angela King: handspun and millspun hand-dyed 100 percent wool yarn, wool dryer balls, needle-felted wool ornaments, washable sheepskins, and upcycled wool items.
LaDonna Crist: home items and WFU logo home items
Paul Ross: woodworking (cutting boards)
Jane Williams: pottery
Ruth Smith: blankets, corn and rice bags
Lawrence Smith: food trays, wind chimes, tobacco stick stars, bird boxes, walking sticks
Renza Wallace: original designs (alpaca), coats, vests, scarves, hats, bags, jewelry
Rebecca Benza: handpainted ornaments, handmade jewelry, hand-dyed scarves and accessories
John Champlin, Mary Beth Lock, Meghan Webb: nuts and nut products
Kathy Martlock: paper flowers, folded books
Teresa Jackson: purses, totes, earrings, painted cards
Jessica Burlingame: crochet scarves and dish cloths
Junlin Huang: jewelry, knitted accessories, hand-sewn bags and coasters
Stephanie and Richard Daley: Christmas ornaments, small pinecone Christmas trees, recycled wine cork jewelry
Gray Handwerk: jewelry, magnets, coasters
Annelda McGinn: fabric and leather desk blotters, wooden wall coat hook racks, wood pallet American flags, glass wine bottle holiday wind chimes, and painted mason jar candle holders
Deirdre Honaker: stained glass
Virginia Christman: cards, prints, earrings
Teresa Earl: harvest trees and Christmas holiday trees for home décor
Facilities and Campus Services: recycled wood from Wake Forest; adirondack chairs, a table made from the Reynolds Gym floor, gavels, birdhouses, cutting boards, picture frames, wood trivets (made from magnolia trees), etc.