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Shopportunity: Pattern Workshop Re-Grand Opening Party

Still a little mystified about the terms “maker” and “maker space”? See for yourself at Pattern Workshop’s re-grand opening party Saturday, November 7, from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. The Mass Ave boutique (originally The Pattern Store) has expanded to include workspaces for local goods-makers. Right out in the open, there’s the table where Christian Resiak of new label Howl & Hide Supply Co. cuts and hand-sews his rugged leather satchels; the corner where the Yonder Bound couple prints and puts together tasting journals for donut fiends and cheese-mongers; and Betty, the sewing machine belonging to Jerry Lee of Hoosier Built embroidered western apparel. The maker movement emphasizes small-batch hand-craftsmanship, and its soul is collaborative. After only a couple months in their new spaces, the Pattern Workshop makers have already developed new products together. They’ll be on hand during the in-store party, which features pop-up shops by Warfleigh Barber & Supply Co. in Broad Ripple and Vardagen in Fishers in addition to Pattern’s usual racks of men’s and women’s clothing. A preview: locally made Cushings beard oil from Warfleigh; a silky-soft, thin “Indiana Can Save the World” tee by United State of Indiana (above); and Yonder Bound notebooks with covers by local artists made specially for Saturday’s event (top). 871–832 Massachusetts Ave.

 

Fernandez began writing for Indianapolis Monthly in 1995 while studying journalism at Indiana University. One of her freelance assignments required her to join a women's full-tackle football team for a season. She joined the staff in 2005 to edit IM's ancillary publications, including Indianapolis Monthly Home. In 2011, she became a senior editor responsible for the Circle City section as well as coverage of shopping, homes, and design-related topics. Now an executive editor, she lives downtown.
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