Tuesday, February 9, 2010


Have you heard of the INDIEana Handicraft Exchange? If you're anywhere near the midwest & the crafting world, you probably have.

How about Homespun? Oh wait, you probably haven't. That's because they wonderful brains that bring you the INDIEana Handicraft Exchange, Amanda & Neil Taflinger, are trying to open Homespun. And they need your help, and my help, and your friends help, and your families help, and your enemies help, to get funding!

Please, take a second a hop over to the Pepsi Refresh Project and vote for Homespun. They're in the running to win $5k to help get Homespun off the ground. You can vote once, or vote as many times as email addresses you have!

Their plan is to open a store and classroom devoted to modern handmade goods. Some of their goals are to "help revive Indianapolis' east side, serve as the hub of Indiana's artisan community, to offer low-cost arts education to our community, to help working artists support themselves."

This is really a store that would be the first of it's kind in Indianapolis. Similar to Renegade Handmade in Chicago, The Makery in Louisville, or MagPie in Boston.

Please help Amanda & Neil realize their dreams. You'll make a lot of local artisan's happy.


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