Craftworkers’ Guild to host Town Tour

BEDFORD – The Craft­worker’s Guild will hold its first ever Bedford Town Tour Craft Shop from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sept. 18, 19, and 20 to coincide with the Bedford Historical Society’s Bedford Town Tour on Sat­urday, Sept. 19.

Over 60 Guild member artisans and craftspeople are participating in the weekend Craft Shop. "The Craft­worker’s Guild is pleased to hold this shop in support of the Bedford Historical So­ciety’s Bedford Town Tour. We have the privilege of being housed in the historic Oliver Kendall House which has served as a home, a shop, and also as the Bedford Li­brary since it was built in 1846. Visitors will get a rare look behind the scenes and the chance to learn more about this storied building as they view a wide selection of crafts that offer something for every taste from tradi­tional New England to very contemporary pieces." Says Carol Davis, President of the Craftworkers’ Guild.

The Guild consistently offers it’s customers a wide variety of high quality crafts. Work presented in the Shop is juried by the Guild to maintain a high standard of unique, best quality offerings. Many items are one-of-a-kind and include seasonal dé­cor, photography, fine art and prints, cards, gourmet treats, shaker boxes, woodworking, fiber and fabric, sewn and knitted specialities, stained and fused glass art, mixed media, jewelry in several me­dias, doll clothes, and more.

In response to the requests of many Craftworkers’ Guild fans, the shop will now be open one hour later each evening, closing at 5:00 pm rather than 4:00 pm to give visitors a bit more time to get a head start on their sea­sonal and holiday shopping.

In addition to regular Historical Society outlets, advance tickets for the Bed­ford Town Tour will also be available on Sept. 18 at the Craftworkers’ Guild for $25.

The Bedford Town Tour Craft Shop takes place in the historic Oliver Kend­all House at 5 Meeting­house Road, located behind the Bedford Public Library. Parking is free and plentiful. For additional information, visit www.thecraftworkers guild.org or Facebook for up­dates and a sampling of crafts.