Updated: Apr 27
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!
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 Pottery
A4 : ParMar Media - Map Art Prints & Posters
A5 : Bowl Craft - Wooden Dinnerware
A6 : Lovingly - Edgy Jewelry + Homegoods
A7 : Woodcrafty - Maker of Small Wooden Jewelry & More.
A8 : David Roswell Pottery - Handmade Pottery
B1 : Guest House Pottery - Handmade Pottery
B2 : Muro Jewelry - Handmade Resin and Wood Jewelry For The Hip and Modern Woman
B3 : North State Reclamations - Rustic Furniture and Decor Made Using Reclaimed Materials
B4 : Mike D's BBQ - World Champion All-Purpose Rub, Award Winning Spicy Sauce & Spicy Rub
B5 : lllilll Stitches - Hand Embroidered Home Decor/Chain Stitch Embroidery
B6 : Modique Couture - Functional, Wearable Art Made on Manually-Operated Vintage Knitting Machines
B7 : Kindred Company Goods - Macramé
B8 : Olive and Lou - Handcrafted Apparel For lil Girls
C1: The Concern Newsstand - Printed Materials and Limited Edition Prints
C2 : Papermill Creatives
C3 : EV Gifts - Eco-Friendly Handmade Candles, Soaps, and Scrubs Supporting Employment for Adults With Autism
C4 : Lo & Behold Naturals - 100% Natural Bodycare
C5 : Bajari - Handmade Jewelry
C6 : Tierra Sol Studio - Handmade Ceramics. Hand Grown Plants
C7 : Natty Neckware - Handmade Apparel Accessories
C8 : O.A.C. City Watches - Quality Watches
C9 : Pamut Apparel - Handcrafting Soft, Quality Clothes
C10 : TopKnotch Wood Crafts - Handmade Wood Crafts
C11 : Starheel Studios - Printed Shirts and More
D1 : Rivtak - Maximalist Fiber Artist. Pillows, Clothing & More
D2 : Peppertrain Jewelry - Handmade Bead Jewelry
D3 : Pink Mood Ceramics - Small Batch Pottery & Ceramic Jewelry
D4 : The Bath Place - Handcrafted, Spa Quality, Natural Bath & Body Products
D5 : Little Dog Print Shop - Hand Cut Prints and Fabric Creations
D6 : Humble North Hamilton - Stitcher
D7 : Little Homestead Farm - Handmade Soap & Body Care
D8 : Tylre - Stationary
D9 : Needle & Thread - Photography
D10 : Sume
E1 : EDIA
E2 : Doora - Ceramics
E3 : Lady Pilot Letterpress - Stationary
E4 : Eillisain Jewelry - Powerful Handmade Jewelry
E5 : Mochichito - Pins and Apparel
E6 : Vesta's Natural
E7 : October Forever - Ceramics & More
E8 : Catawampus Press - Print Shop
E9 : Rabblekin - Tees & Patches
E10 : Ocelli Creations - Handmade Nature-Inspired Jewelry
E11 : Yumchi Kimchi
F1 : Sea Love Sea Salt Co. - Hand-Harvested/Solar-Evaporated Salt
F2 : E Henderson Studio - Drawings, Prints, Graphic Design
F3 : Southern Elegance Candle Co. - Small Patch, Hand Poured Candles.
F4 : Marta Mickelsen - Illustrations
F5 : Unpredictable Jewelry - Handmade Jewelry
F6 : Don't Waste Durham - Reduce The Amount of Trash by Our Community
F7 : Fillaree - Reduce. Reuse. Refill.
F8 : Lauren Sumner Pottery - Original Handmade Pottery
F9 : Cottage Lane Kitchen - Relish
F10 : Incandescent Tarot - Tarot Reador
H1 : Caballo Rojo Coffee - Coffee For All
H2 : Chocolatay Confections - Handmade Chocolates & Confections
H3 : 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!