December 2011 Blog Posts (2)

New Year

This is going to be a wonderful..New Year,,as we collect,,our positive thoughts,,for the best of life and living,,as we share with good friends,,and our wonderful families.My gift to my friends,,for the,,New Year,,bright and happy days ,,ahead,,as this is a time,,we can make resolutions,,for the better,,and change any negative thoughts,,to more positive thoughts,,may you and yours,,be blessed in this upcoming year,,2012…

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Added by Patricia Shettle on December 30, 2011 at 9:21pm — No Comments

Hedgewitch Crafts goes Brick and Mortar!

It has been slow starting. We have had one downfall after another, each time picking ourselves up by our boot straps, but at last we are happy to announce ~*This Wednesday our Brick and Mortar Store opens here in Lenoir NC.

2085 Fork Creek Place

Hours 1:pm to 8:pm Wed through most Sun’s

828-758-4988

If you are close enough to come by and check us out, we look forward to meeting you.

We still have our online store;…

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Added by Hedgewitch on December 20, 2011 at 9:53am — 1 Comment

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Patchwork Merchant Mercenaries had its humble beginnings as an idea of a few artisans and craftsmen who enjoy performing with live steel fighting. As well as a patchwork quilt tent canvas. Most had prior military experience hence the name.

 

Patchwork Merchant Mercenaries.

 

Vendertainers that brought many things to a show and are know for helping out where ever they can.

As well as being a place where the older hand made items could be found made by them and enjoyed by all.

We expanded over the years to become well known at what we do. Now we represent over 100 artisans and craftsman that are well known in their venues and some just starting out. Some of their works have been premiered in TV, stage and movies on a regular basis.

Specializing in Medieval, Goth , Stage Film, BDFSM and Practitioner.

Patchwork Merchant Mercenaries a Dept of, Ask For IT was started by artists and former military veterans, and sword fighters, representing over 100 artisans, one who made his living traveling from fair to festival vending medieval wares. The majority of his customers are re-enactors, SCAdians and the like, looking to build their kit with period clothing, feast gear, adornments, etc.

Likewise, it is typical for these history-lovers to peruse the tent (aka mobile store front) and, upon finding something that pleases the eye, ask "Is this period?"

A deceitful query!! This is not a yes or no question. One must have a damn good understanding of European history (at least) from the fall of Rome to the mid-1600's to properly answer. Taking into account, also, the culture in which the querent is dressed is vitally important. You see, though it may be well within medieval period, it would be strange to see a Viking wearing a Caftan...or is it?

After a festival's time of answering weighty questions such as these, I'd sleep like a log! Only a mad man could possibly remember the place and time for each piece of kitchen ware, weaponry, cloth, and chain within a span of 1,000 years!! Surely there must be an easier way, a place where he could post all this knowledge...

Traveling Within The World is meant to be such a place. A place for all of these artists to keep in touch and directly interact with their fellow geeks and re-enactment hobbyists, their clientele.

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