Running a Business from Home May 12 2016
My studio is a live/work loft, an open-plan room that is half work studio, half home to myself, my partner, and our nine year old Chihuahua. It's got it's perks - I can work whenever I want - and it's drawbacks - it's hard to physically separate myself from my workspace - but economically, it makes the most sense for me right now. After working from home everyday for the past 2 1/2 years, I've got a lot to say on the subject.
Check out this article that I've been quoted in by The Hip Horticulturalist, Running a business from a garden shed or log cabin. Those shed and cabin folks have it easy! I wish I had a space that was more delineated between living and working spaces.
"We get a lot of customers purchasing garden sheds and log cabins to then transform into a home office.
As working from home is such a huge jump for anyone to make, we’ve contacted some accomplished business owners and entrepreneurs who do work from home to gain some top tips on how to do it successfully." continue reading here
Loomination in today's Boston Globe Magazine! April 24 2016
Loomination is in the Boston Globe Magazine today! The article Boston career changers can find plenty of helping hands is by Jonathan Fitzgerald, who wrote about programs for people who are starting their own businesses or are under- or unemployed. He came to visit me in my workspace and a few days later, I was visited by Globe photographer Jonathan Wiggins, who took this great shot of me at work. Click here for the full article.
CraftBoston Spring is Coming! April 02 2016
As I write this, it is April 2, and we're expecting a snowstorm. April Fools was yesterday, right? I thought so too..... There's no denying, however, that spring has finally come to New England! At least it should be here in time for our first time at CraftBoston, at the end of the month. It's such a wonderful show in a fabulous location whose venue, the Cyclorama, is itself is a work of art. Here's a little bit about the show! Spoiler alert: We'll also be at CraftBoston Holiday at the Hynes Convention Center in December!
CraftBoston Spring is a juried show of contemporary craft, featuring the work of 90 artists creating today's most remarkable handmade jewelry, clothing, furniture, and home decor. Shoppers will discover a a panorama of inspiring craft in the South End's historic Cyclorama — a charming 19th-century brick building that provides an intimate viewing experience. Spend a Spring afternoon learning about contemporary craft, meeting the artists, and finding something fabulous to take home. Just in time for Mother's Day!
Friday April 29, 2016, 10am-6pm
Saturday April 30, 2016, 10am-6pm
Sunday May 1, 2016, 11am-5pm
The Cyclorama at The Boston Center for the Arts
539 Tremont St.
Boston, Massachusetts 02216
Discounted Admission - 2 ways to save
Online: Purchase tickets here and use coupon code SPRINGSAVINGS for $3 off.
At the Door: Show this coupon at admission. No need to print, just show on screen.
Holiday Shipping Deadline: Monday, December 21, 9am December 17 2015
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Loomination is an American Made Finalist! September 21 2015
We're thrilled to announce that Loomination has been named a Martha Stewart American Made finalist by Martha and the executive editorial team of Martha Stewart Living!
Each year, Martha and the editors at Martha Stewart Living honor makers, small-business owners, and creative entrepreneurs in the fields of crafts, design, food, and style. These makers are recognized for their dedication to creating beautiful, quality products and building successful business and communities.
In addition to the Martha Stewart American Made honorees selected by our editors, one Audience Choice Winner will be chosen by our audience.
Click here to vote for Loomination for the Audience Choice Award!
You can place six votes per day every day until voting ends on October 23.
The Craft Festival at Fruitlands September 21 2015
The Craft Festival at Fruitlands
Saturday, September 26, 2015, 10am-4pm
Sunday, September 27, 2015, 11am-4pm
102 Prospect Hill Rd, Harvard, MA
Local artisans will fill the field at Fruitlands Museum for the fifth annual Craft Festival. Jewelry, photography, pottery, fiber arts, mixed media, and more!
Admission: $5 members, $10 nonmembers, kids under 12 free
Includes admission to the museum galleries and trails
Held rain or shine under a large tent!
First Fall Date at the SOWA Open Market! September 12 2015
SoWa Open Market
Sunday, September 20, 2015, 10am-4pm
460 Harrison Ave, Boston, MA
Our first date at the SOWA Open Market!
We'll also be there on October 4th, 18th, & 25th!
The South End Open Market @ SoWa sets up on Sundays, May through October in a compact three block area along Harrison Avenue in Boston’s South End. The food trucks are located at 540 Harrison Ave. Every week, 15 to 20 food trucks serve up a variety of mobile cuisines, ranging from grilled cheese sandwiches to brick oven pizza to organic, healthy eats. The Farmers Market is located at 500 Harrison Ave, featuring a mouth watering assortment of locally grown produce, flowers, plants, and gourmet specialty foods. The Arts Market is located at the end of Thayer Street and is a mecca for all things handmade. Only the best of the region’s makers and designers are accepted to the market, resulting in a carefully curated selection of well crafted, innovative, fun and funky art and craft.
Codman Estate Fine Arts & Crafts Festival August 23 2015
Our first show of the fall! Join us at the beautiful Codman Estate in Lincoln, MA, just steps from Walden Pond. We're in booth #76, which is right near the entrance to the historic house. Tour the house for free when you attend the Festival!
This annual event features the work of more than 100 artisans, including painting, pottery, photography, jewelry, glass, fiber art, metalworking, woodworking, clothing, food wares, and folk art. Visitors can enjoy live entertainment, food vendors, and Codman Estate tours.
Once called "the handsomest place in America," this country estate was home to five generations of the Codman family. The sixteen-acre grounds feature a hidden turn-of-the-century Italian garden with perennial beds, statuary, and a reflecting pool filled with water lilies.
Codman Estate Fine Arts & Crafts Festival
September 12, 2015, 10am-4pm
34 Codman Road, Lincoln, MA
Free for Historic New England members and kids under 12, nonmembers $5
Featured Today on the Art Star Blog! July 07 2015
Art Star Craft Bazaar in Asbury Park
Saturday, July 25th, 11-7pm + Sunday, July 26th, 11-5pm
1300 Ocean Ave
Asbury Park, NJ
As a vendor at Art Star Craft Bazaar in Asbury Park, I've been featured on their blog! Some fun info about me and my work along with photos:
Excerpt: "I’m Leanne Tremblay, the weaver behind Loomination, based in Lowell, MA. I fell in love with weaving as an art student and bought my first loom right after grad school, almost 10 years ago. After working in arts and nonprofit administration for several years, I took my business full time in the fall of 2013." Read the full blog feature here.
Shop our first annual studio sale! March 04 2015
Discounts of 30-70% on select handwoven pieces
We're gearing up for spring with lots of new pieces and a complete line of home decor! Help us make room for our new inventory by shopping our first annual studio sale. See where we work and shop the deepest discounts of the year.
Saturday, March 7, 12-5pm, during Western Avenue Open Studios
Western Avenue Loft #116
160 Western Ave, Lowell, MA
The first Saturday of every month is Open Studios at Western Avenue Studios & Lofts, home to over 300 artists. Each month, about 100 studios are open for open studios, with media ranging from original paintings to hand blown glass. Come shop our sale and then visit the spaces where artists work and see what they've been up to over this long winter. Lots of free parking!
Can't make it to our studio? Shop select sale pieces online!
Enjoy free shipping using discount code SALE at checkout. Through 3/15/15.
Holiday Shipping Deadline - Friday, December 19th December 16 2014
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Worcester Center for Crafts Holiday Festival! November 23 2014
The Worcester Center for Crafts is a non-profit, independent, community based arts organization, committed to providing quality craft education, supporting entrepreneurship in the arts, and promoting an appreciation for fine craft. An amazing organization, their Holiday Festival of Crafts is not to be missed!
Looking for something to do with your visiting relatives over Thanksgiving weekend? This is the perfect place to take them. Get a start on your holiday shopping while supporting local artists!
This is only Loomination's second time participating in this incredible event, but it's certainly one of our favorites!
When: Friday, November 28, 10am-5pm
Saturday, November 29, 10am-5pm
Sunday, November 30, 11am-4pm
Where: Worcester Center for Crafts, 25 Sagamore Road, Worcester, MA
Info: click here
First Ever BUST Craftacular IN BOSTON! November 17 2014
We've always wanted to try the BUST Holiday Craftacular, but since it's in Brooklyn, it's a bit of a trip from northern Massachusetts. So we're very excited that for the first time ever they are bringing Craftacular to us, right here in Boston!
From knitwear and jewelry to home décor and specialty foods, the BUST Holiday Craftacular Boston is the one-stop shop for the very best in handmade gifts and wares.BUST is bringing 120+ crafters, vintage sellers, and food artisans together for a one day shopping, eating, and DIY-ing extravaganza in the heart of Boston’s South End neighborhood.
If you're not familiar with BUST Magazine, here's a little about them and their mission: With an attitude that is fierce, funny, and proud to be female, BUST provides an uncensored view on the female experience. BUST tells the truth about women's lives and presents a female perspective on pop culture. BUSTing stereotypes about women since 1993.
When: Saturday, November 22, 11am-6pm
Where: Cyclorama, 539 Tremont St, Boston, MA
Info: click here
CRAFTOPIA, yay! November 10 2014
CRAFTOPIA is a twice yearly, carefully curated, festive day of art, crafts, food and fun held in the beautiful main corridor of Hope Artiste Village in Pawtucket, Rhode Island.
CRAFTOPIA hosts approx. 60 unique and eclectic artisans selling handmade art and craft. There will be free parking and food trucks!
Loomination is excited to be participating in another great CRAFTOPIA! This is the premier holiday craft event in Rhode Island and a great place to begin your holiday shopping.
When: Sunday, November 16, 10am-4pm
Where: Hope Artiste Village, 1005 Main Street, Pawtucket, RI
Info: click here
The Vintage Bazaar Holiday Jubliee! November 01 2014
The first ever Vintage Bazaar holiday show, the Holiday Jubilee is on it's way! This 3-day holiday inspired show will be on November 7th, 8th and 9th. The show will take place at Pettengill Farm inside beautifully decorated (and heated) tents and greenhouses. Over 80 vendors will WOW you with their holiday themed displays, great vintage finds and unique treasures. Come, be inspired and kick off the holiday season “bazaar style”!
One of Loomination's favorite shows, this is the third one we're participating in during 2014! Loomination's owner and founder, Leanne Tremblay, celebrates her birthday on November 7th. Visit the Loomination booth at the Vintage Bazaar and wish her a Happy Birthday and you get a free gift! (while supplies last)
When: Friday, November 7, 3-8pm (early bird)
Saturday, November, 8, 10am-6pm
Sunday, November 9, 10am-4pm
Where: Pettengill Farm, 45 Ferry Rd, Salisbury, MA
Info: click here
Vintage Bazaar this Weekend! September 18 2014
At the Vintage Bazaar over 130 outdoor ’boutiques’ feature antiques, vintage finds, architectural salvage, rusty junk, repurposed goodness, indie crafts and one-of-a-kind artisans. This weekend festival also offers unique fare, live music, free family-friendly activities, special guest appearances and fun demonstrations.
One of my favorite shows every season, I sometimes wish I wasn't a vendor so that I can wander around and shop. For special events over the weekend, on Saturday morning there's a Vintage Fashion VIP Event and on Sunday there will be a Vintage Motorcycle Show. So much to see and do!
Date: Saturday & Sunday, September 20 & 21
Time: 10am-5pm, Early Birds at 8:30am Saturday
Place: Pettengill Farm, 45 Ferry Rd, Salisbury, MA
Info: click here
Our First Lexington Famer's Market! September 14 2014
The Lexington Farmers Market works to help the local farming industry remain vibrant, educate our community about healthy eating, maintain a sustainable environment, and provide a social experience that helps build community.
It was named the Best of Boston Farmers Market in 2010 by Boston Magazine and is a truly wonderful local market. Each week, the market hosts four artisans and I am thrilled that I have been selected to participate this year!
Date: Tuesday, September 16, 2014
Place: Mass Ave & Woburn Ave, Lexington, MA
Info: click here
Loomination will also be participating in the Lexington Farmers Market on Tuesday, September 30, Tuesday, October 7, and Tuesday October 14, 2014.
Local is for Lovers Market, Sunday, September 14, 2014 September 13 2014
The Local is for Lovers Market is hosted by Somerville Local First, an organization that works to build a sustainable local economy and vibrant community in Somerville, MA.
Amazing local crafters and businesses will be in attendance, along with demonstrations and live music. Located just outside Somerville's Porter Square, this market is not to be missed!
Date: Sunday, September 14, 2014
Place: Arts at the Armory, 191 Highland Ave, Somerville, MA
Info: click here
The Squam Art Fair is this Saturday, September 13, 2014! September 09 2014
The Squam Art Fair is a whirlwind of inspiration. Mix together the magic of a vintage shop feel, one of a kind goodies, and the creative spirits of all in attendance and you've got yourself a memorable evening at the lake.
Part of it is obviously the amazing vendors who are on hand with their exquisite one-of-a-kind hand made goods, but it is also a time for gathering with wonderful people from near and far. A true celebration of spirit and creativity.
Located at the Rockywold Deephaven Camps on Squam Lake in Holderness, NH, Squam Art Fair is a creative oasis in the woods of New Hampshire.
Date: Saturday, September 13, 2014
Place: Rockywold Deephaven Camps, 18 Bacon Road, Holderness, NH
Info: click here
photos by: christine chitnis