Craftworkers’ Guild opens the Harvest Craft Shop

BEDFORD – The Craftworkers’ Guild announces this year’s Harvest Craft Shop, which will take place through Monday, Oct. 10, at the historic Kendall House in Bedford. Just in time for fall foliage tourist visits with family and friends, the seasonal shop will be open daily 10 a.m.-5 p.m.

Over 70 Guild member artisans and craftspeople are participating in this year’s Harvest Craft Shop. "The Craftworkers’ Guild offers a whole new meaning to "buy local" says member and glassworker Betsy Houde. "Everything in the shop is handcrafted by artists and artisans right in our own back yard."

The Craftworkers’ Guild is proud to announce that we have just won "Best Craft Store" in the 2016 Best of the Souhegan Region Awards. We offer our customers a wide variety of high quality crafts. Work presented in the Harvest Craft 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 specialties, 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 p.m. rather than 4 p.m. to give visitors a bit more time to get a head start on their seasonal and holiday shopping.

In addition, the Guild will host an Autumn Fest Night from 5-8 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 6, with special offerings and treats available on that night only. The Guild will also hold Gourmet and Goodie weekends with homemade items for sale in the Harvest Shop on Oct. 1-2 and Oct. 8-9.

The Harvest Craft Shop takes place in the historic Kendall House at 5 Meetinghouse Road, Bedford, located behind the Bedford Public Library. Parking is free and plentiful. Visit our website www.craftworkers or Facebook for updates and a sampling of crafts.