Margherite’s Demonstration Rescheduled

Margherite’s Demonstration Rescheduled

We are happy to report that Margherite Montague is fully recovered from her illness and she has already had one very successful visit to our shop this holiday season.  She will be returning for her second visit on Monday, December 19, 2016 from 10 am until 4 pm to demonstrate and show her hand painted eggs… Continue reading »

Wendy Ng’s Dyed Egg Demonstration

Wendy Ng’s Dyed Egg Demonstration

Wendy Ng returns for her last demonstration of 2016 this Saturday, December 17 from 10 am to 5 pm.  Building on traditional Ukrainian wax resist method of dying eggs, Wendy explores new patterns and methods with each passing year, continuing to expand her repertoire of designs.  Have you missed her previous visits?  Finish your holiday shopping… Continue reading »

Margherite’s Egg Painting Demonstration

Margherite’s Egg Painting Demonstration

Margherite will return for her last visit of the year at the Calico Cat on Saturday, December 10 from 10-4 to demonstrate egg painting.  She has expanded her repertoire to include glass ornaments and unbreakable, artificial eggs as well as her home-grown chicken eggs.  Check out her many different designs which include angels, animals, trains, and flowers. … Continue reading »

Wendy Ng Demonstrates Wax Resist Dyed Eggs

Wendy Ng Demonstrates Wax Resist Dyed Eggs

Wendy Ng’s wax resist dyed eggs demonstrations are growing in popularity, and this year she will be demonstrating her skills on four days, beginning on Saturday, November 26 from 10 to 5.  She uses the Ukrainian pysanky wax resist technique, sometimes in traditional designs and colors, and sometimes with an entirely modern twist.  Regardless of the… Continue reading »

Wood Carving Demonstration

Last year, we were pleased to introduce two new artists to Calico Cat’s customers.  This year, we are thrilled to have them back.  Harold Goodman carves wooden Santas, Anna Goodman paints them and together they create their beautifully rendered Goodies Folk Art.  This year, they will return on November 25 to demonstrate their talents again.  Come on in,… Continue reading »

Margherite’s Demonstration Postponed

Margherite’s Demonstration Postponed

We are sorry to say that we will have to postpone Margherite Montague’s November 20 demonstration because she is ill.  Those of you who were looking forward to seeing her paint eggs and glass ornaments will be disappointed, as I know I am.  We plan to reschedule as soon as we know when Margherite will be able to come… Continue reading »

Jewelry Sale

Jewelry Sale

For the first time in the 48 year history of our store that we are having a jewelry sale!.  To clear space for our new holiday pieces, we will be discounting our overstocked and out-of-season jewelry by 25- 40% for two weeks only, November 1 – 14, 2016.  That’s hundreds of pieces of handmade jewelry of all different styles… Continue reading »

 Mayauel Ward Art Glass

 Mayauel Ward works out of his own studio in California to crate his art glass vases and paperweights.  He learned glass blowing from Stuart Abelman at El Camino College in the 1970’s, and started his own business in 1988.  Ever since then, he has been creating gorgeous, glorious, one-of-a-kind pieces of torchworked glass to please both the… Continue reading »

Handwoven by Family Heirloom Weavers in Pennsylvania

Handwoven by Family Heirloom Weavers in Pennsylvania

As the weather turns cooler, consider wrapping yourself up in a handwoven afghan by Family Heirloom Weavers. They make a variety of handwoven pieces for people with different tastes and decorating styles in their studio in Red Lion, Pennsylvania and use pure cotton or cotton and wool for their pieces.  To keep their line exciting… Continue reading »