Marky's Market : Artists & Craftspeople
"One should either be a work of art, or wear a work of art" - Oscar Wilde
The artists and craftsman of Marky's Market are inspired by their regional location. Sitting at the hub of the Grand Staircase Escalante National Monument, Zion National Park, Grand Canyon National Park, Colorado River and Lake Powell, including the Navajo Nation this country itself inspires us to create.
Every hand crafted item, original photo, regional stories/novels, hand knitted, hand crocheted, hand felted or quilted fabric as well as Native American traditonal jewelry, semi precious jewlery, pottery and natural creams and lotions, is individually created through our love of our surroundings and diversity.
I began sewing at a very young age. Mom had a treadle sewing machine which my legs could not reach, so when dad had time he sat with me on his lap. He would run the treadle while I made dresses for my dolls.
Mom got an electric machine and I still had to sew by hand because the new machine went to fast and I might sew my fingers.
I loved hand stitching, embroidery and any kind of needlework. All through school I made dresses for my sister and myself. My children had homemade clothes. Store bought outfits were a real treat. My home was decorated with homemade curtains, doilies, pillows etc.
After my children left home I had a business of designing and manufacturing square dance dresses. These attractive print scraps gave me plenty of quilt ideas.
I have retired from my business but not from the sewing machine and hand work which I still love.