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edith & edna

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i rarely write about stores without e-commerce, but i've heard such rave reviews of this new shop that i had to do a little post. mav wrote me first to mention a great new shop called "edith and edna" that just opened in portland, maine. run by friends brandy mayes and julie carlson, edith & edna is unique in the fact that everything they carry is handmade. supporting artists that make their goods enirely by hand is really important to a large number of d*s readers so i wanted to pass this along. they currently carry ovr 50 lines including: small things, rectangle designs and social studies (they're bound to get some press soon). in addition, edith & edna have gallery space currently featuring quilts from artists all over the country and they plan to hold workshops and classes on everything from embroidery to felting and t-shirt reconstruction (starting in june). you can check out edith and edna right here (they're starting a blog soon, too!), or if you're in portland this summer stop by 51 exchange street to see edith and edna in person. [thanks mav and brandy!]

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Blogger Abigail A. Percy said...

Looks wonderful! :)

11:16 AM  
Blogger Funky Finds said...

Ok, absolutely LOVE the Social Studies products! Is there anywhere to buy their products online...or in Texas???

2:30 PM  
Blogger design*sponge said...

if you check the social studies site it lists these stores:



2:46 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey Yay! I can actually see one of my bags in the picture! Thanks for posting about this ;)

4:53 PM  
Blogger Deb Lacativa said...

Me, ME! Me too...Edith & Edna carry one-of-kind art quilts by Deb Lacativa.
My "Gesture" series and more


4:57 PM  
Blogger Susan Schwake said...

their store is lovely and a short 50 minutes from ours! i love the windows they do...

8:13 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I also see a piece of glass that I made in the corner of this picture - the store looks awesome!

2:54 PM  
Blogger textile_fetish said...

I appreciate the photos you posted. They ordered from me for the store and they were extremely gracious. It's so fun having a peak into the far away place where my goods have traveled!

4:01 PM  

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