Welcome to our store front on Main Street in Nazareth, PA. The shop, located in the entrance is full of yarns, fiber, weaving supplies, spinning supplies, felting and much more. A very large studio space opens into the back for classes and studio work. Our studio equipment ranges from floor looms to sewing machines and layout tables to felting trays and forms. We have just opened recently- January 2017 and are regularly adding and tweaking and developing new ideas, classes and products.
After creating several businesses in the shoe and jewelry industries, Roxanne retired for several months, but then was offered a teaching position in NYC at Pratt Institute. Originally her main class was Textiles. It entailed every issue possible on the subject; testing, identifying, history, legal, types of fibers, working with and identifying types of fabrics, techniques such as felting, weaving & knitting of fabrics, dyeing and so many more aspects of textiles in this extensive course. Other classes included construction, knit, cut and sew, Advanced Textiles/Surface Design, and Advanced Textiles/ Dyeing. However after 9 years, Roxanne wanted to create a textile center closer to home and to Kraemer Textiles (a yarn manufacturer located in Nazareth) Locating a street accessible space that was in the center of town- near cafes, ice cream shop, boutiques, coffee shop and only 2 blocks to Kraemer outlet shop became available. The next journey begins. Welcome to our website and hoping to see you in the Studio!
Roxanne Eklund has been in the creative arena for her entire career.
29+ years as shoe designer, and creator and owner of several branded footwear companies
14 years designer and partner in Three Ladies jewelry manufacturer
9 years Adjunct Associate Professor at Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, NY/ Fashion Design
And now she is starting the Nazareth Artisan Studio, a place to learn, create and shop.