Welcome to my new website! Downsized and simplified to focus on our doilies, table runners, dresser scarves, mantel scarves, tree skirts, and table toppers. Be sure to bookmark this page -- don't kow what's in store for shows in 2014...
And the rest is history....
17 years ago, my mother got me started in the doily business and craft shows making a doily, table runner or a dresser scarf. She has been participating in craft shows for over 30 years and is a seamstress by trade from Germany. Both of us have been very successful, and it is time to support our craft shows with a web page. Neither one of us has a permanent store. We both have sewing rooms in our homes where we create everything.
Each doily is individually handcrafted (sewed) before it is shipped to you. I don't make the lace, but I design every doily from the lace and then sew with my sewing machine. I also get to design the embroidery work and then take it to the next level and make tree skirts, table toppers, mantel scarves, and runners with lace around them.
The lace I use is known as a "Machine Macrame" lace and my past customers have said it's more beautiful than "Venetian" lace. In some parts of the world, it's also known as "drawnwork" lace. It is absolutely gorgeous and these pictures don't do the lace justice. The lace is 100% polyester and so is the material. Other laces are either cotton (translation extensive ironing) or rayon (translation dryclean).
If you would like to see the items in person, check out our list of craft shows to the right or call me (Iris Korthauer) or email me or call Mom (Therese Korthauer) in the Chicago area at 219-865-8260. I bring my sewing machine to every craft show and demonstrate just how the doilies are made.
Mom still does smaller shows in the Chicago area, you'll have to call her to see what her schedule is.
Address, phone number, and e-mail are listed above -- but if you want to come see me in person at a craft show for 2013:
Aug 1-4, Amish Acres, Napanee, IN
Aug 31, Sep 1-2, Fall Festival, Frankfort, IL (downtown)
Sep 5-8, Yellow Daisy Festival, Stone Mountain, GA
Sep 21-22, Shake Rag Festival, Peachtree City, GA
Oct 10, Canton Flea Market, Canton, MS (downtown)
Oct 12-13, Apple Festival, Ellijay, GA
Oct 19-20, Gold Rush Festival, Dahlonega, GA (downtown)
Oct 25-27, Made in the South, Concord, SC
Nov 1-3, Craftsmen's Classics, Richmond, VA (I had to cancel)
Nov 8-10, Craftsmen's Classics, Columbia, SC (I had to cancel)
Nov 21-24, Fall Festival, Villa Park, IL (Odeum)
Nov 29-Dec 1, Made in the South, Jacksonville, FL (Convention Center)
Dec 7-8, Market Days, Tallahassee, FL (Fairgrounds)
2014 is WIDE open -- I'll be babysitting a new grandbaby starting mid-March, SO...there will be one Spring show in Canton, MS, and less fall shows.
So BOOKMARK this page!
Owned and operated by an American Small Business Family (me, myself, I, and Mom) with German heritage but an American Heart, feel free to call me (Iris) at 334-361-9302 during normal daytime hours (Central Standard Time) if you have any questions you would like to ask.