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Common Thread moves, holiday shop opens

December 6, 2012 · Updated 12:33 PM

Common Thread, a collective of more than a dozen textile artists, has moved its scarves, hats, clothing and other artful wares to Center.

The collective, once housed in town by Café Luna, is now located inside Minglement, between the coffee shop and the grocery market.

Jenni Wilke, a member of the collective, said the new space comes with cheaper rent and the women involved think its a great location.

“It’s a really nice, warm environment,” she aid. “We’ve experienced the same, if not more traffic already.”

She added that they also have access to a meeting room at Minglement and hope to eventually hold classes and lessons there.

“I think there’s a lot of potential,” she said.

Meanwhile, the space where Common Thread was located, which Jenni and her husband Dave Wilke still lease, will be the site of a temporary market-type store.

Multiple vendors offering crafts, collectibles, jewelry and some holiday-specific items, have signed on to offer their wares each weekend in December, with the bulk of them starting the weekend of Dec. 15.

Dave said some vendors have expressed interest in staying in the spot beyond the holidays.

“If we get a little momentum, we can keep it rolling into January and keep it going,” he said.


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