photo by Christopher Nelson

Where to Shop

The following Craft vendors will be onsite all weekend at the 2017 Northwest Folklife Festival:

3sevens Pottery: Ceramic sculptures that straddle the fence of Scary and Cute

A Little Sun: Illustrated stationary, art, kitchen goods, apparel, and home decor that feels like a hug!

A. O. Hamer: Original artwork, prints, tote bags, and other products from the Trill chest. All unicorns, hoodlums, goddesses, and aliens are welcome!

Albaka Creations: Moussa Albaka is a Tuareg tribesman from Niger, in West Africa. For many generations, his family, of the Inadan class, has been involved in silversmithing, as well as camel caravan trading throughout the Sahara. He and the men in his family are highly skilled producers of Tuareg jewelry.

Aphrodite’s Treasures: Sterling and gold filled organic styled wire wrapped neck, ear and wrist adornments, featuring fresh water pearls and semi precious gemstones

Apple Cox: Making use of traditional and contemporary media she produces unique works of art described as fearlessly authentic, whimsical and sophisticated.

Artist Jesse Link: Jesse Link is a Seattle based visual artist. He is known for his fine art paintings depicting animals and wildlife in open ended narrative scenes using traditional acrylic painting techniques combined with urban stylizing and expressionism.

Beth Richman Designs: Handmade original enamelled jewelry and leather

Blissful Wunders Chocolate: hand rolled chocolate truffles

Capable Father: Repurposed, upcycled chandelier crystal Jewelry!  I combine salvaged chandelier crystals with pages from vintage and antique books, I also use handmade papers I source from a women’s cooperative in Nepal that uses sustainable non-tree methods to create beautiful, responsible patterned paper. I combine these materials along with semi-precious gems and mixed metals to create unique, beautiful and meaningful jewelry.

Chainmaille by Bim: Bim Ditson has been making and selling his one of a kind Chainmialle jewelry and accessories since he was nine years old. Everything from Bracelets, necklaces, earrings, and wallet chains, to belts and even the occasional full Chainmaille shirt.

Chrysalis: Ethereal wire crocheted necklaces which are embellished with gems,pearls, and beads. Hand dyed ombre silk scarves trimmed with hand dyed Venice lace.

Circle Couture: Circle Couture is clothing and costumes created from eco-friendly and up-cycled fibers, made entirely in Portland, Oregon. Ann likes to think about clothing design as if she were making clothing for time travelers, using classic and timeless concepts that span the vastness of the human experience through out the ages, crossing cultures, and pushing boundaries.

Colorburst Studios: Colorful Titanium and Niobium Jewelry

Crawsister Jewelry: Handmade sterling silver jewelry with trees, flowers, dancing figures and totem animals. These designs are hand cut with a jeweler’s saw into rings, earrings and bracelets.

Creative Yen Acts

Derek Jones Glass Art: Glass art pendants, marbles, jewelry, beads, goblets, lighting, sculpture and millefiori.

Designs by Christina: Hand fabricated mixed metal jewelry

Do-Over Designs: Fun and unique, one-of-a-kind women’s clothing made from recycled/reclaimed fabrics.

Dreampillows: Organic and Hemp pillows for relaxation, sleep, yoga and meditation

Dryad Woodworks: Fine Woodworking; Boards, Boxes and Bangles from Exotic Hardwoods.

EarthArt – Sue Coccia: Animal Totem style work by Northwest artist Sue Coccia

Emily’s Handmade Soaps: Emily’s Handmade Soaps offers nature-inspired soaps using sustainable, cruelty-free ingredients to responsibly enhance your daily bathing ritual. Our products are vegan-focused and artfully handcrafted to bring you the best that nature has to offer.

Erik Swenson Woodworks: NW Burl woods inlaid with semi-precious gemstones and shaped into the likeness of natural mineral occurrences and traditional stone jewelry forms. Both the sculptures and jewelry pieces are sanded and finished to such a degree that they give the sense of a true gemstone.

Feathers by Danusia: Beautiful, one of a kind Masks and headdresses made for your pleasure. Accessorize yourself with feather earrings, crowns, hair accessories, hat accessories, and feather flowers.

Fisher Woodworking: Hardwood Kitchen Utensils and other accessories for the kitchen, home and office

Flood Clothing: One of a kind clothing and hats made using 100% recycled materials.

For the Love of Pasta: We hand craft our very own spice blends that are salt, sugar, and gluten free. We use our spices as dips, dry rubs for meats, and seasonings for many other meals.

Forest Life Creations: My unique jewelry is handmade, inspired by the voices within the wood.

Friday Harbor House of Jerky: The Largest Selection of the Best Jerky!

Fused Glass House: Contemporary colorful fused glass pendants, earrings and rings.  Incorporating botanical, animal and free form imagery.

Galaxy Wear Apparel and Accessories: Galaxy Wear Apparel & Accessories is unique like you. To prove it, we hand paint tees, tanks, totes, hats and upcycled fashion inspired by scenes from the cosmos. The result is something vivid that cannot be replicated and style that will not be ignored.

Hand Full: free-spirited eco-wear for kids

Handpainted Wood Puzzles by Marvin and Maragret: Whimsically colorful wooden puzzles and name puzzles!

Hatterdashery: Handcrafted folk headwear sewn in many traditional and classic styles, Hats!

HeArt by Cody: Art by local artist Cody Hooper-Kaufmann. Whimsical Watercolor and acrylic animal paintings, prints and cards.

Hellner Arts: Three-dimensional artwork using unusual techniques including layered drawings and optical illusion sculpture.

Hikomari: Whimsical illustrations for curious souls.

Hmong Needlecrafts

Honest Biscuits: We make Honest-to-Goodness Kick-ass Biscuits from the best local ingredients. 90+% of our ingredients come from around Seattle or Washington State. We make delicious Southern buttermilk biscuits in a variety of flavors in our shop in Pike Place Market in downtown Seattle.

I am Darras: My original designs screen printed on apparel in my studio, including tee shirts, hoodies, tank tops and crews.

Imps and Monsters: The Art Of Justin Hillgrove

Fodoughgrafiks: Fodoughgrafiks has been a fixture at Seattle art fairs and Pike Place Market for a decade. I make photo based digital fine-art on canvas, paper, metal and more.

Jana Cooper Jewelry: whimsical handcrafted jewelry specializing in ear cuffs

Keene’s Jewelry: Hand Crafted Jewelry by Robert Keene in silver, gold, copper and brass!

Krainial Komfort: Whimsical hats, pullovers and upcycled cashmere fingerless gloves for Children and Adults.

Lebenzon Paintbrushes: High quality hand-made paintbrushes for Artists who use water colors, acrylics, oils, and for Calligraphers and for Ceramic Artist, and reusable practice cloth.

Lilie de Vallee: Handmade Natural soaps , Organic Lotion and Skin Care, Massage and perfume oil , Bath Salts , Shea Butter ,  Organic Shampoo  & Hair conditioner , Organic Hand Liquid Soap , Linen & Body mist

Linda McClamrock Recycled Paper Collage: Unique, affordable, and always original. Linda uses old magazines, a little paint, and a few other odds and ends to create beautiful collages.

Living Stones Creations: Coin and gemstone jewelry in silver and gold

Magic Magpie Studio: Natural henna body art with optional cosmetic grade glitter.  Applied by artists with over 16 years of experience.

Manticore Stencil Art: Weird pop art painted on recycled things!

Marjorie Dwiggins Handworked Leather: Hand tooled and painted leather objects of art, based on historical research

Michelle’s Art Design: One of a kind pictures composed of pressed flowers and other natural materials

My Favorite Button:  Customers may treasure hunt through hundreds of buttons, searching for just the right one to customize. Rings, bracelets and necklaces are made to order on the spot!

Northwest Goods: We design and create mixed metal jewelry in our studio using an oxy-acetylene torch, shears, pliers, mandrels, and hammers. We enjoy working with a variety of shapes, and textures in brass, copper, nickel silver, aluminum and sterling silver.

P.J. Niche Handwoven Wool Blankets

Parallel Jewelry: Lightweight and fresh styles are effortlessly chic. Options in sterling silver, gold-filled, and oxidized silver with freshwater pearls and gemstones.

Pearls by Nature: Amazing handcrafted local jewelry

Pieces to Peaces: Handmade headbands, beanies, & accessories

Pike Place Nuts: Can’t Fake Fresh, Pike Place Nuts

Rare Earth Designs: Hand-crafted woodworks including engraved journals, calligraphy pens, massage tools, pottery, boxes and incense.

Renaissance Rags: Hand Dyed Wearable Art Garments

Riley’s Spice of Life: All natural, 6 flavors of dried salsa seasonings, gourmet chili seasoning and sweet hickory BBQ rub.

Sage Designs: Real Skeleton leaves in 3-D shadow boxes, coasters and resin jewelry

Sara Bella Upcycled: By fusing used plastic bags together with heat, I create my own plastic fabric which I use to design and construct beautifully crafted items such as purses, wallets, totes and couture fashion pieces. While saving thousands of bags from landfills, I fulfill two passions at once – environmentalist and artist.

Scott Alberts Painter: Scott Alberts creates laser etched landscapes on wood.

Sew Darn Quilt: Unique modern quilts and children’s apparel

Sew It Seams Tie Dye: Resist dyed dresses, leggings, shirts and more.

Spoonman Creations: We craft items out of recycled flatware. Items include jewelry, windchimes, and other fun items.

Stellar Flutes: Native people will tell you that each tree has a spirit. After many years of making wood flutes we have developed a great respect for this spirit. From tree to finished product each flute displays an individual character which we call “voice”. All woods are hand -selected, and dried to the proper moisture content. Each flute is hand-turned on a lathe, hand-bored, hand-drilled, and hand-tuned.

Stormy Mountain Soaps: Manufacturers of quality handcrafted olive oil soaps.

Susie Larsson Designs: Hand-woven jewelry and accessories

Tease: Tease is a Portland, Oregon based clothing design company. We upcycle knit sweaters, t-shirts, etc. into skirts, shrugs, cowls, scarves, and other accessories. Each item is handmade and one-of-a-kind.

The African Village: All products are hand made in Kenya with all natural material

The Waisted Belt Co.: Handcrafting of leather accessories

Tree Town Batiks: One of a kind, handmade Batik clothing for the whole family.

Turnity and LiviJoy Hoops: Get in the Circle!  Find expression in hoopdance, fitness, fun, performance and play with our sturdy, handmade hula hoops for ALL ages and skill levels!

Tye Dye Everything!: we have over 175 different items including t-shirts and dresses in All sizes and all the accessories you can think of!

Unusual Cards: Everything that we create at Unusual Cards is based on the original hand-cut collage art of Francesca Berrini, and hand made in Portland, Oregon. Our store includes greeting cards, refrigerator magnets, votive candles, tote bags and several self-published books!

Uzura: Eco-Frendly Screenprinted Apparel & Bags

Vincent Keele Fine Art: My art creates smiles by interrupting stressful days and bad moods with continuous, uplifting, colorful imagery. I invite the viewer into the painting to learn how and why the artwork was created.

Washington Rocks: Rocks & Minerals and wire-wrapped natural stone jewelry

Weaving Monk: When I guide thousands of pure cotton threads into place and throw the shuttle to weave my cloth, I feel a connection to the divine and the world around me.

White Horse Design: Using traditional sewing techniques, both machine and hand, I design and make miniature Flying Animals to hang, ornamentally. These are made from fine fabrics, cotton prints, satins, silks and metallics. I also make Finger Puppets, 6 different animals, made of soft velours, and Pop-Up Puppets, cheerful puppets made from cotton prints that pop up out of a sturdy  fabric-covered cone, on a clear acrylic rod.

Woolin & Co.: Woolin & Co. Luxury Soap Bakery specializes in soapy cakes, cupcakes and other bath tub treats! We also have a wide range of beautifully marbled bar soaps and all natural products

Woven Chains Jewelry: Trina and Travis of Woven Chains Jewelry have been creating unique sterling silver jewelry since 2005. Trina specializes in jewelry, typically earrings, bracelets and necklaces, and her favorite – pendants. Travis focuses mainly on rings and silver smithing.


Be sure to also check out our 2017 Uncommon Market Vendors:

Absolutely Nuts!: Fresh Roasted Cinnamon Roasted Almonds, Cashews, Pecans & more

Africa Mama:

Anak Anak: Children’s clothing and accessories. Handmade hats and embroidered bags and clothing.

Andean Essence: Unique Hand Made Jewelry and Clothing.

B. Fuller’s Mortar & Pestle: We like to refer to B. Fuller’s as a Modern Herbal Apothecary.  Our mission is to foster a deeper understanding in people of the wonders of the plant kingdom through the use of Botanicals in Teas and Tisanes.

Bel Tavolo: Bel Tavolo is an international specialty food and beverage retailer!  Visit us at our cannoli booth today!

Bodhi Silver: One of the largest selections of silver jewelry

Ca Brille Jewelry: Sterling Silver jewelry, wire wrapped , beaded necklace and minerals

Coco Loco Jewelry: We specialize in hand-carved organic jewelry made from recycled, salvaged and sustainably harvested materials such as coconut, exotic hardwoods, shell, stone, bone, horn & brass.

Conscious Wear: We have ranges of Tibetan Singing bowls, Tapestries made out of recycled clothes, clothing for both men and women, scarfs, jewelries, bags, felted items, incenses and many more gift items mostly vegetable dyed and made by local people in Nepal, India and Bhutan.

Crystal Quarry: Crystal Quarry sells crystals, rocks, and minerals in tumbled, carved and natural forms. The selection includes points, clusters, palm stones, spheres, runes, pendulums, chakra sets, and much more. We hope to connect you with the stones you need to enhance your life. Come see what’s waiting for you!

Deja: Handbags and accessories (including ties, bow ties, lampshades and belts…both in PG films and adult films from the 70’s) made from repurposed 35mm movie film from 2005-2012. Film in that era was mylar, not celluloid so it is extremely durable. Images can be seen of your favorite movie!


El Gringo Imports

Elevation Trade: Organic and Fair Trade Women’s Clothing

Evergreen Guardian Imports: Ethnic apparel and fashion accessories from Nepal and Thailand, as well as ritual and art objects such as masks, statues, singing bowls, and thangka paintings.

Hempmania: Hempmania designs and manufactures a compete line of 100% Hemp Bags and Accessories all made in Guatemala. We also have a line of hand woven texties from the beautiful country of Guatemala.

Henna and Jagua Art by Kalpana: Henna temporary tattoos lasting 2 to 5 weeks by an Artist with 40+ years experience. Hundreds of Original photos on posters and albums. Specializes in CUSTOM designs and spontaneously creates new artistic designs of customer’s choice very quickly.

Henna Reflections

India Imports: Handcrafted ethnic and summer clothing from India

INDII Style: A one-stop shop, offering the widest variety of authentic and trendy ethnic & Contemporary fashions from India. Our online platform offers it all – sarees, Kurti Tunics, Salwar kameez, lehengas, children and mens’ wear, contemporary Indo Westerns with an exquisite collection of accessories.

Indo Island Arts: Folk art, textiles, wood carvings, batiks, clothing from the islands of Java, Bali and Lombok Indonesia

JAWA Gourmet Nuts: Authentic Bavarian Cinnamon Almonds roasted fresh on-site!

KASHI: Clothing and textiles from India

Kilimanjaro Imports & Exports: Hand wooven baskets,batiks Banana bark pictures,safari carvings and costume jewelry

Killian Korn Gourmet Caramel Popcorns: Hand made Gourmet caramel corns in multiple yummy flavors, pre-packaged for your enjoyment. Great for a Folklife snack, a special treat later or a great gift.

KlapNKlip Soy Candles: 100% Organic soy wax candles, melts and air fresheners, using all natural or essential oils

Le Souk Ceramique

Lhasa Trade: Charming and delightful Tibetan artifacts and clothing from the roof of the world.

Lidia’s Polish Pottery: Handmade and hand-painted stoneware from Poland – mugs, bowls, plates and more. Beautiful and functional. Art glass from the Czech Republic. Crystal jewelry handmade in the Czech Republic with Swarovski crystal elements.

Mariposa Jewelry Works: Handpicked, Handmade and Upcycled Jewelry

Mehndi Madness: Beautifully hand applied henna and jagua tattoos. Temporary and 100% natural, lasts a couple of weeks. Mehndi Madness provides services for appointments, parties, fairs and festivals throughout the Puget Sound since 1998.

Mertha Shop: Assessors, Clothes, and other things you  might like.

Mishu Boutique

Mobile Massage Squad / Linda A. Brisk, PLLC: Mobile Massage Squad is a mobile business providing seated chair massage services to Seattle, Bellevue, Kirkland and Redmond. Our experienced team of Massage Therapists are licensed by Washington state as health care providers, so you are guaranteed safe and professional service



NALI Natural Body Care Products: Vegan organic skincare made from a unique naturopathic formula of Dead Sea minerals with Fruit & Nut Butters. NALI manufactures 30 varieties of 100% Glycerin Soaps, 5-Butters Lotion, Therapeutic Bath Soak Bags, Moisturizer Butters, Exfoliators, and Salt Soak Bags.

Northern Outpost: Northern Outpost is a Seattle-based company, which supplies domestic and imported gemstone beads, carvings, and jewelry.

OmZappy – Goodness and Fairness for Life: We are a fair trade company, and most of our products are made from organic cottons and all vegetables dyed.  We envision our products as a superior alternative to the majority of mass-produced.  At the same time, we want to relink people with the beauty & health of the natural and the organic clothing together with other natural fibers products.

Pashmina Palace: fiber art all organic goat hair and silk scarves/shawls my dimensions are 27×76 inches

Pelican Trading Company: Pelican Trading Company has been traveling the world sourcing unique handcrafted jewelry and clothing for over three decades. 2017 will be our 30th year participating in the NW Folklife Festival. Thank you Folklife and all you Folklifers that have come to our booth over the years!

Pioneer Popcorn: Our sweet and salty Kettlekorn  recipe has been a Northwest Favorite for years,  come by for a free sample and see what everyone is talking about!

Positive Vibes: Largest collection of Rasta Wear in the Northwest. With everything from Crowns/Tams, Incense & Oils, Marley T’s, and Rasta Dresses for the Queens, you wont be dissatisfied.

Rise and Shine: Independently designed African clothing and accessories. We specialize in contemporary clothing that are made from beautiful, bold and bright traditional African prints. Ready to wear modernized designs that are suitable for all!

Russian Unique Imports: Traditional, hand-crafted folk art items and Baltic Amber jewelry.

Sabrina Shane Co.: Clothing deigns by Sabrina Shane

Shiloh Threads: At Shiloh Threads, we live creatively! We’ve made it our mission to bring more creativity and fun to everyone’s favorite piece of the wardrobe; the T shirt! Shiloh Threads is an artisan silk screen shop, located in Tacoma WA. We print our original designs on ethically sourced clothing for all ages. All of our designs were drawn by local artists and printed by hand on our antique silk screen press.

Siam Import Co.: Bohemian clothing, jewelry and decor. 10% of every purchase goes to charity!

Snoqualmie Valley Honey Farm: Locally produced honey and bee products since 1976

Snow Leopard Trust: The Snow Leopard Trust is a Seattle-based wild life conservation non-profit organization that aims to better understand the endangered snow leopard, and to protect the cat in partnership with the communities that share its habitat. With programs and staff in five countries in Central Asia and support from around the world, the Snow Leopard Trust is a leader in the effort to secure the future of the snow leopard.

The House of Silver and Gold – is the destination for affordable quality African fashion, accessories and more….Over 2500 products!  Find handmade jewelry and artwork…Natural health and beauty products for your skin, hair and body including African soaps and fragrance oils…And of course African fashion and accessories for the entire family. Most items under $20.  

The Psychic Temple: Psychic tarot card readings and  meditations

Tibet Shop

Tibetan Handicrafts: Arts and Crafts from Remote Himalayas

Ultrafino Panama Hats: Genuine Handwoven Panama Hats – Fashion hats for men & women

Uta Collection: Fine crafts, clothing and jewelry from Indonesia

Walkabout Woman Clothing: I sell beautiful, flattering clothes for woman in sizes from Small to 3X. I have luxuriously soft unique tie dye tunics, organic bamboo clothing and on trend bohemian chic styles to choose from.

Wayi Bambo: Bamboo fabric clothing, scarf and gift items

Xtreme Pet Products: We hand make humane pet leashes and harnesses

Zambalha: Clothing and Gifts from Tibet, India, Nepal and Thailand


Folklife Festival 2017 People Artwork