My kids love to take their art supplies wherever they go (as do I)–in the car, on vacation, or even to the park. Keeping all the markers and pencils together is important (and having them visible is helpful). This colorful canvas case handmade by Kreatelier, a Providence-based company, is both practical and stylish. It is designed with individual pockets to neatly store ten pencils and a small notebook, a built-in flap that folds over to keep contents securely in place–roll it up, tie it closed–and it easily fits in a book bag or purse.
Kreatelier was established in 2007 by two European friends, Pernilla Frazier and Line Daems. The women met as parents at the French American School of Rhode Island. They complement each other’s talents well, bringing their sense of style, eye for color, and attention to detail to all the products they make, including quilts, storage cases (including art supplies, first aid, and knitting), headbands, car organizers, reusable gift wraps, and more.
Keratelier is relocating their studio this fall and opening a retail space on Hope Street. They will be a welcome addition to the Summit neighborhood in Providence, nestled among Frog and Toad, Studio Hop, and Seven Stars Bakery.
Large pencil case (pictured above) opens up to 15” x 12”. Rolls up for storage. Washable. $16.
-Â Providence Open Market
September 13 and September 27, 2008 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
The market has relocated from downtown Providence to Lippitt Park at the corner of Hope Street and Blackstone Boulevard, Providence, RI. Although the market is open every Saturday in September, the artisans may vary.
– Pawtucket Open Studios
Friday 19th, 5:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Saturday 20th, 11:00 am to 7:00 pm
Sunday 21st, 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m
Open studios is a great place to shop and see artists, designers and craftsmen working in the city’s renovated mills open their workspaces to the public. Although Kreatelier has already moved out of their studio (#355) at 558 Mineral Spring Avenue you can find them in studio # 306 (Jess Regelson’s Mosaic studio).
– Online Kreatelier Store
Visit the Kreatelier webstore to see their complete line of products and fabrics.
– New Kreatelier retail store opens November 1, 2008
804 Hope Street (Old Coiffurium Space), Providence, RI