Tuesday, November 30, 2010


NEWSLETTER December 2010

Textures: 236 Locke St S (at Charleton)

Phone: 905 523-0636

Hours thru Dec. 24: Mon-Fri 9:30-3:30 Sat 10-6 Sun 10-5


2010 has been a great year for us at Textures, and we have you to thank - so, thank you, from the artisans of Textures Craftworks!

We were nominated for five Tourism Hamilton Awards http://tourismhamilton.com/awards/ earlier this year, and last month we won the 2010 Hamilton Spectator Readers Choice Platinum Award for Best Craft Shop! And if that wasn't enough, we are now enjoying our 28th year of business - a rare accomplishment in the arts!

The next year is also shaping up great so far, with a record nine nominations for the upcoming 2011 Tourism Hamilton Awards. If you'd like to help out our cause by sending us a testimonial letter or email comments or stories to support our nominations, we'd love to hear from you! We are nominated in the following categories:

-Front Line Customer Service Representative- June Barber

-Front Line Customer Service Representative- Sharon Beasley

-Front Line Customer Service Representative- Margo Griffith

-Tourism Business of the Year- Textures Craftworks

-Sustainable Tourism "Green Award"- Textures Craftworks

-Brochure or Promotional Piece- Textures Craftworks

-Volunteer of the Year- Margo Griffith

-Volunteer of the Year- Sharon Beasley

-Arts Ambassador of the Year- Margo Griffith

Letters can be sent to the attention of Sandra Rodwell at Textures, 236 Locke St. S, Hamilton, ON L8P 4B7, or by email to ethers@mcmaster.ca


And now, to help YOU out with your holiday shopping list, here’s a selection of locally handmade gifts by our artisan members that are sure to please anyone on your list !


blue handfelted vest --Mom

snowman mugs --Nana

Sari silk infinity scarf and beret --Chrissy

thrum mitts and slippers --Tim and Nikki

dinosaur puzzles and finger puppets --Teddy and Ginny

Abby-style (NCIS) necklace --Ayla

recycled cyber clock --Jason

porcelain platter for a great turkey dinner --house

soapstone wolf carving --grandpa

dog sweater, kitty balls or tug toys -- all the pets

spider” handblown glass ball --Bethany and Greg

cherry salad bowl --Marcus and Tina

really long silver ovals and jade necklace --Manda

handwoven rug --Aunt Bette

handblown glass paperweight --Danny

slumped glass plates and vases --Marion, Julie, Sally

leather travel journal and wood pen --Dad

glass, acrylic, wood, feather, wire ornaments --teacher, sitter

yoga socks --Melissa

hobo bag or party purse --Michelle

sock monkey hockey player --Eric

teapot --our tea Granny

original cards (frameable) for $ gifts, housewarming --Dini

**and gorgeous leather or tapestry Christmas stockings!


At Your Service, Year-round:

• Repairs and custom orders

• Happy Endings service

• Gift certificates

• Layaways

• Free gift wrap

• Visa, MasterCard and debit.


And when visiting Textures, we'll even chip in for your parking, so don’t forget to collect your quarter for the parking metre!

Who says no one ever gave you anything?



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