CARLYLE - The Homespun Craft Show and Sale in Carlyle held its 35th annual event Sept. 16 and 17.
Held at the Carlyle Sports Arena, people were welcomed at the door and asked for a small admission fee. Then the shoppers could enter into the door prize draw.
Known as the Biggest Little Craft Show in Saskatchewan, 58 vendors had their handmade items neatly displayed for customers.
There was a wide variety of goods to choose from, including hand-crafted wooden toys, metal garden ornaments and silverware, which was made into display pieces.
Vendors came from far and wide. Many were Saskatchewan residents, but it also included people from Alberta, Manitoba and even Ontario.
Ken Chrun from Ken’s Bent Silverware attended the show for the first time. He was impressed with the setup and how smoothly things went.
Chrun builds items from refurbished silverware using spoons, forks, graters and metal bowls, creating tractors, combines and animals. His unique pieces caught the eyes of many people.
Joanna Klein from the Creative Garden Art Studio has attended the show for several years and does not want to miss it. Her bright and colourful metal flowers and trees were a hit for many.
“I enjoy the show,” said Klein. “There are great people here.”
Karen and Stacey Onofriechuk enjoy coming each year, as they love the atmosphere. They create wooden Christmas items and wall hangings.
The mother-daughter team works together to create their unique pieces.
Also in Carlyle during the weekend was the 20th annual quilt show and sale. It was held at the Memorial Hall.
Many quilts were hung around the inside with their bright patterns and beautiful piecework, capturing the eye of those who attended.
Over the weekend, people came and went, enjoying the many items on display, with vendors waiting for customers to snatch up the items for sale.
Although the days were long, they were happy with the turnout and have already booked the dates for next year's 36th annual Carlyle Homespun Craft Show and Sale.