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Your Complete 5 Step Guide To Shopping Patchwork Market This Weekend

If you're looking for something fun and free to do this Sunday then look no further, the Summer Patchwork Market is here!

What makes this market so special is it's ability to diverse the community with it's local talent. Here you will find 60+ vendors ranging from handmade beauty supplies to vintage finds all under the large roof of the Durham Armory, 220 Foster St., Durham, NC 27701. This event is free to attend from 12pm to 5pm and the first 100 visitors will receive a free limited edition tote bag designed by Alice Holleman! Follow along for my tips and what to expect this time around at the Summer Patchwork Market.

1) Share the Word & Bring a Friend!

There's no better way to support local businesses and their work by showing up, and spreading the word. Even if you can't attend or don't purchase a thing, liking, commenting and sharing their posts, art and events helps tremendously! If you can attend bring friends, family, neighbors, your bag boy from whole foods, whoever! It's free!

2) Parking

I know what you're thinking.. "It's downtown! It can't all be free." Well the great thing about our wonderful city of Durham is that they have free parking on the weekends! There is a parking deck across the street from the Durham Armory and Carolina Theater that you may park at if you have trouble street parking.

3) When to Arrive

Even though this market will reward the first 100 visitors, it will be open until 5pm. Keep in mind that most vendors have promoted this event for months now and have a following who will show up and support them early on, so if you have your eye on something we'll see you at 12! Don't worry if you can't make it until later in the afternoon, there will be plenty for you to still see and purchase. These makers stock up for a full day of sales.

4) Paying for Your Finds

Most vendors will accept cash, cards and sometimes checks, but this does not mean that they are ATM's. It is better to bring cash in smaller bills to help your favorite vendors from running out of change for larger transactions. There are no ATM's at the Armory so come prepared.

5) Meet the Vendors

A1 : Nouveau Central - Handmade Furniture and Accessories & Vintage Finds A2 : Smart & Becker - Curated Visual Collection of Artists From All Over. Jewelry, Bags & More.A3 : Motsy Wynn Pottery - Handmade PotteryA4 : ParMar Media - Map Art Prints & PostersA5 : Bowl Craft - Wooden DinnerwareA6 : Lovingly - Edgy Jewelry + HomegoodsA7 : Woodcrafty - Maker of Small Wooden Jewelry & More. A8 : David Roswell Pottery - Handmade PotteryB1 : Guest House Pottery - Handmade PotteryB2 : Muro Jewelry - Handmade Resin and Wood Jewelry For The Hip and Modern WomanB3 : North State Reclamations - Rustic Furniture and Decor Made Using Reclaimed MaterialsB4 : Mike D's BBQ - World Champion All-Purpose Rub, Award Winning Spicy Sauce & Spicy RubB5 : lllilll Stitches - Hand Embroidered Home Decor/Chain Stitch EmbroideryB6 : Modique Couture - Functional, Wearable Art Made on Manually-Operated Vintage Knitting MachinesB7 : Kindred Company Goods - MacraméB8 : Olive and Lou - Handcrafted Apparel For lil GirlsC1: The Concern Newsstand - Printed Materials and Limited Edition PrintsC2 : Papermill Creatives C3 : EV Gifts - Eco-Friendly Handmade Candles, Soaps, and Scrubs Supporting Employment for Adults With AutismC4 : Lo & Behold Naturals - 100% Natural Bodycare C5 : Bajari - Handmade Jewelry C6 : Tierra Sol Studio - Handmade Ceramics. Hand Grown Plants C7 : Natty Neckware - Handmade Apparel AccessoriesC8 : O.A.C. City Watches - Quality Watches C9 : Pamut Apparel - Handcrafting Soft, Quality ClothesC10 : TopKnotch Wood Crafts - Handmade Wood CraftsC11 : Starheel Studios - Printed Shirts and MoreD1 : Rivtak - Maximalist Fiber Artist. Pillows, Clothing & MoreD2 : Peppertrain Jewelry - Handmade Bead JewelryD3 : Pink Mood Ceramics - Small Batch Pottery & Ceramic Jewelry D4 : The Bath Place - Handcrafted, Spa Quality, Natural Bath & Body ProductsD5 : Little Dog Print Shop - Hand Cut Prints and Fabric Creations D6 : Humble North Hamilton - StitcherD7 : Little Homestead Farm - Handmade Soap & Body CareD8 : Tylre - Stationary D9 : Needle & Thread - Photography D10 : Sume E1 : EDIA E2 : Doora - CeramicsE3 : Lady Pilot Letterpress - Stationary E4 : Eillisain Jewelry - Powerful Handmade JewelryE5 : Mochichito - Pins and Apparel E6 : Vesta's Natural E7 : October Forever - Ceramics & MoreE8 : Catawampus Press - Print ShopE9 : Rabblekin - Tees & Patches E10 : Ocelli Creations - Handmade Nature-Inspired JewelryE11 : Yumchi KimchiF1 : Sea Love Sea Salt Co. - Hand-Harvested/Solar-Evaporated SaltF2 : E Henderson Studio - Drawings, Prints, Graphic DesignF3 : Southern Elegance Candle Co. - Small Patch, Hand Poured Candles. F4 : Marta Mickelsen - Illustrations F5 : Unpredictable Jewelry - Handmade JewelryF6 : Don't Waste Durham - Reduce The Amount of Trash by Our CommunityF7 : Fillaree - Reduce. Reuse. Refill. F8 : Lauren Sumner Pottery - Original Handmade PotteryF9 : Cottage Lane Kitchen - RelishF10 : Incandescent Tarot - Tarot ReadorH1 : Caballo Rojo Coffee - Coffee For AllH2 : Chocolatay Confections - Handmade Chocolates & ConfectionsH3 : Myrrona - Italian Ice H4 : Mulbery Macaroon Co. - Macaroons

The creator of Patchwork Market and all it's vendors have dedicated their time, passion and more to making this a great "Shop Small" atmosphere for family and friends of the community. Please show your support by attending this Sunday, August 5th and share this event. RSVP in the Event Tab to be entered for a chance to win a $50 Amazon Gift Card, a Handmade Zip Code Pillow or a Vintage Inspired Wall Planter courteous of Nouveau Central. Three lucky people will win. See more of Patchwork Market Monthly events here.

See you there! xx Cameron