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.