First Friday Event

Time, Nature & Silk, March 2nd 5-8 pm

  Guest artist Terra Shideler will introduce her eco-dyed silk scarves.  Terra harvests from her surroundings to create unique and original dyes with alder, chokecherry, dogwood, and wild spiraea to name a few.  Listen to Terra explain her process and choose your purchase from a curated collection.  Take your pick between crepe de chine, habotai, or charmeuse silk.  Refreshments and a door prize drawing.

First Friday Event

Celebrating Handmade Books November 3rd, 5-8 pm

3E0FD4BD-3A32-46F2-A887-84D1104C8B5FJoin us First Friday for our annual celebration of books handmade by members of the Northwoods Book Arts Guild.  Books will be on display and for purchase.  From 5:30 to 6:15 Susan Campbell will demonstrate Japanese Binding; from 6:15 to 7, Linda Adamson will demonstrate Meditative Drawing, and from 7 to 7:45  Mary Baarbaer Maisch will demonstrate Art Journals.

First Friday Event

Bandhani--A Time Honored Tradition

The Khatri Brothers ScarvesJoin us First Friday as we bring you a collection of silk scarves crafted by The Khatri Brothers of western India and curated from the International Folk Art Market.  Abduljabbar and Abdullah Khatri use vegetable dyes in their work, thus involving their friends and community members in their process of making art.  They’ve received the UNESCO Award of Excellence for their work.  Sign up for a door prize and enjoy refreshments as we herald in September in Interior Alaska.

Vera Bradley Holiday Event

Bring a Friend Tuesday December 15th 5-8 pm

IMG_3357Our gift to you! Tuesday evening from 5 to 8 pm all in-stock regular priced Vera Bradley will be 20% off. Bring a friend to the event and both you and your friend will receive an extra 10% off your Vera Bradley purchase. We’ll also enter you in our drawing to win an If Only Gift Card worth the amount of your Vera Bradley purchase that evening. Gifts, refreshments, and fun!

Vera Bradley Winter Launch

Thursday October 22, 2015

IMG_3187Come see what the fabulous Winter Vera Bradley launch is all about. Not only are we featuring Aubergine in the Sycamore Leather Collection but this launch introduces Burnt Orange and Plum in the Northbrook Collection. Signature colors in Alpine Floral and Rosewood and Vera Vera in Plum complete the wide selection. Pajamas, slippers, booties, and robes will have you ready to cozy up to the fire and settle in for long winter nights ahead.

First Friday Event

Handcrafted Fiber for Fall, September 4th, 5-8 pm

IMG_3089Join us for the introduction of our 2015 Fall Fiber Collection. This collection is curated with a large variety of choices specifically for our Fairbanks customers. From handpainted silk scarves from Wasilla to one-of-a-kind wool felted on silk scarves from a family owned cooperative in Kyrgyzstan, we have choices for every occasion. The fall selection of Asian Eye scarves is here as well as winterwear accessories handknit by Peruvian artisans in alpaca and other wools. Warm up to the season and get a head start on winter!

First Friday Event

Celebrate Colors of Spring April 3rd, 5-8 pm

IMG_2736Join us First Friday as we feature floral designs from Ekelund master weavers of Sweden. Established in 1692, the woven kitchen and table linens of Ekelund are some of the finest in the world. New floral designs, trays, and gift sets are here to help you celebrate spring. Refreshments and door prize drawing.

Backpacks–My Back to School Pick

IMG_2182There are some exceptional backpacks in the store right now and you can save 25% on these through August 3rd. Check out the Lighten Up Large Backpack in Ziggy Zags. It is lightweight and durable. The Tech Backpack keeps your computer safe from harm with its padded pocket plus it is easy to carry by hand with its attractive and comfortable woven handle. The Ultimate Backpack can double as a purse. It is a bit larger than the regular Vera Bradley Backpack; a tablet or books fit comfortably inside. Check it out in African Violet, a great new fall style! And, of course, don’t forget the Campus Backpack, an all-time favorite. Roomy enough for everything to do with school, it even has a grommet for headphone cords, just the ticket for walking the hill on a cool fall day! You can be practical and stylish with a Vera Bradley backpack, so come on by and see for yourself!

Stylin’ and On The Move

photo (83)It’s a great time to pick up some fabulous Vera Bradley specials. Beginning today and running through September 11, you can purchase any Vera Bradley backpack and receive 50% off a Smartphone Wristlet. Here I am with Cocoa Moss, one of the hot new colors for fall. I love the way I can use the backpack in so many ways–as a backpack (obviously), as a purse or a tote. I stash my wristlet in here along with books, notebooks, tissues, and a bunch of other things that seem to collect over time. It’s big on style and so, so practical! But you can choose from any number of backpacks that suit your own style. We have the Campus Backpack, Double Zip Backpack, Backpack Tote, as well as the Backpack, all with unique features.

photo (85)Good-bye Suzani–time for a sweet sale! Today one of my favorite fabrics, Suzani, retires. We have around 45 pieces that are now 25% off. Come in soon for the best selection so you can round out your collection while styles are still available. Now’s your chance to pick up a Hanging Organizer, Grand Traveler, Hipster, and much more! Accordion Wallets and the Edie Satchel are also retiring, so they are available in multiple colors. And while the staff marked the retiring Suzani and the few pieces of Island Blooms we have left,

they also discounted the existing sale items to 40% off. That means any Dogwood, English Rose, or Canyon fabrics are now 40% off. They will go fast!

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First Friday Event

Scarves From Around the World, Friday September 6, 5-8 pm

photo (75)Join us for the debut of Farzana Sharshenbieva’s handmade silk and wool felted scarves from Kyrgystan. Farzana and her family combine traditional designs and local raw materials to create exquisite scarves you’ll welcome for warmth and style in the coming season. We handpicked these scarves at the International Folk Art Exhibition in Dallas, so you’ll see our entire selection during this event. These scarves are one-of-a-kind and are representative of traditional crafts of the area. We will also feature our fall collection of asian scarves at this event as well. It’s a great opportunity to get a head start on the fall and holiday season. 5-8 pm on Friday September 6. We’ll serve refreshments and you can sign up for a drawing.