Come join us! Follow the Live Free and
Shop, League of NH Craftsmen's Fine Craft Gallery Trail, July 4
to July 14. Shop for beautiful fine crafts, and also see how some of
these beautiful hand crafted items are made! During this event, the seven
League of NH Craftsmen Fine Craft Galleries (see list below) will host
fun and educational activities, including craft demonstrations, classes,
special exhibits, and raffles.
Read about our Live Free and Shop event in Fosters Daily Democrat!
The best way to follow the League of
NH Craftsmen Fine Craft Trail is with a Live Free and Shop
Passport. Passport holders who visit all seven galleries within the period
of July 4 to July 14 will automatically receive the League’s limited edition
2013 Annual Ornament, Woven In Winter by Alice Ogden (1 per
Download your Live Free and
In addition, each gallery you visit will enter your name into a
drawing to win a $250 gift certificate for use at any of the seven League of NH
Craftsmen fine craft galleries.
Fine craft sparkles at the League of NH Craftsmen
fine craft galleries, where you can shop tax free for one-of-a-kind
fine craft. You will find a wide selection of items at various price ranges
including prints, photography, pottery, glass, table linens, wooden bowls,
lamps and shades, furniture, ornaments, and sculpture, as well as wearable art,
such as scarves, hats, handbags, and jewelry in new designs. Each piece is
handmade by a juried member of the League of NH Craftsmen, whose work has met
the League’s high standards for fine craft skills and technique.
Here is an overview of the special activities with itineraries for
attractions and dining establishments to help you plan your
Center Sandwich Fine Craft Gallery, 32 Main Street (map): Beadweaving demonstration by juried
member Deb Fairchild on Saturday, July 6 from 11 am to 3 pm; traditional fiber
arts fair, featuring spinning, weaving, quilting and rug hooking on Saturday,
July 13 on the Village Green in front of the retail gallery.
Concord Fine Craft Gallery, 36 North Main Street (map): Several craft demonstrations during July;
all visitors are automatically entered into a raffle for a beautiful
handcrafted bracelet and earring set by juried member Ron Cravens.
Hanover Fine Craft Gallery, 13 Lebanon
Street (map): Special exhibition of work by Hanover’s
Craft Studies students and instructors throughout the month of July;
demonstrations by jeweler Kerstin Nichols on Saturday, July 6 from 2 pm to 4 pm
and potter Sarah Heimann on Saturday, July 13 from 2 pm to 4 pm.
Littleton Fine Craft Gallery, 81 Main
Street (map): Jewelry demonstration on Saturday, July 13,
from 11 am to 3 pm by Amee Sweet-McNamara, who uses "soutache" fine braid and
bead embroidery to create her colorful and dramatic jewelry.
Meredith Fine Craft Gallery, 279 Daniel
Webster Highway (map): Craft demonstrations by various artists,
including Kathy Marx, paper mache artist, on Friday, July 5 from 11 am to 2 pm;
Claire Renaud, who creates vessels from “cuir bouilli” (boiled leather), on
Saturday, July 6 from 11 am to 2 pm; Jack Dokus, who uses lost wax casting to
make sculptures and fine jewelry, on Monday, July 8 from 11 am to 2 pm; Chris
Morse, who will demonstrate color etching on Tuesday and Wednesday, July 9 and
10; and Bob Dorr, who uses stumpwork embroidery to make jewelry, on Saturday,
July 13 from 11 am to 2 pm. Download the
Nashua Fine Craft Gallery, 98 Main Street (map): Craft demonstrations and “TRY IT !” mini
classes in basket making. Basket making activities will be held on July 4, 7
and 14 from 11 am to 3 pm; on July 5, 6, 12, and 13 from 11 am to 4 pm; and a
polymer clay demonstration on Sunday, July 14 from 10 am-2 pm.
North Conway Fine Craft Gallery, 2526
White Mountain Highway (map): Glassblowing demonstrations by Philip Jacobs from
Thursday to Sunday between 10 am and 1 pm, and pottery demonstrations by
Karissa Masse Jacobs from Monday to Wednesday between 10 am and 2 pm.