Artisan News

We’re Famous!! And a Northwest Best Business!

We were blessed to not only be chosen to be a Northwest Best Business, but some of our artists within the shop were chosen as well!

Click on the links below to see the “shows” about us!



New Artist Represented at Artisans Mercantile

Musician, Singer, Songwriter MARY LOEFFELBEIN

Mary performs at the Artisans Holiday Fair, Nov. 5th, 2016

Mary’s recent album “A Journey” is now available in Artisans Mercantile. A collection of heartfelt songs about love, loss, childhood and growing up, Mary brings real feelings into her songs.

Born and raised in Ephrata, WA, she has raised her children there alongside her childhood sweetheart, and now is welcoming in her grandkids to a growing family of musicians.

Currently working on a holiday album, we are all looking forward to hearing her upcoming work!

Cozy corner is here!

20160804_154255My cozy corner for Artisans Mercantile is now complete now with the purchase of two cozy arm chairs.

Come in and sit a spell, visit and rest your tired feet.  Need a draft of cold water?  Well, we have cold bottled water in the fridge! And don’t tell anyone, but I have a stash of sugar cookies for those long days without lunch, and I might just share!

So, come in this week and see the newest change – yes – one more!  There will be even more I am sure because my final plans are not complete, but one step at a time.

Catch the latest buzz…

Catch the latest…

What’s new at Artisans?  Well, just about everything but name and location!

On July 1st, Judi Ramsey, former manager of the Snohomish GroWashington store, took over as the new owner of ARTISANS MERCANTILE!

With the change in ownership, there has been some inevitable changes: in hours, in staff, in products carried… well you get the picture.

Something exciting is the formation of the new Children’s Corner, where you will find local children’s authors Sue Straub-Martin and Saacha Belgar books, as well as kids Hawaiian style shirts and some fantastic jumper dresses.  Baby blankets, teething dolls, bibs, children’s jewelry and more are available now all in one area.

Pretty Pallets joined us a bit earlier in the year and brought with them signs and pillows with great graphics and witty sayings.  They also hold classes where you can make your own sign with your own personal flair!

Sky Valley Works is a great new start-up company making natural and wholesome products like soaps, laundry detergent, cleaning scrubs, bath salts, and a few more interesting bits and pieces.  They will personalize your detergent scent at your request, and work hard at using local and organic in their products.

With the coming of Fabric Crafts by Nancy we now have cup cozies, bottle cozies, tea cozies…. hmm, I am sensing a trend here – Nancy likes to wrap things up – like with her wonderful bib and 1/2 aprons.  These are just a few of the things Nancy creates.  Come in and see the selection!

EKRdoodle Art and Creatives brings their lines EKRdoodles, filled with fun irreverent bits and pieces, as well as 47th and Pioneer which is vintage inspired, and often vintage recreated.  They also recreate with books, making fun “smash” type journals as well as art books and regular journals.

Willow Creek Pottery has joined us recently with a lovely line of nature inspired pieces – from leaf plates to small oil jugs emblazoned with leaves.  Dipping bowls, garlic and olive oil dipping bowls, mead cups, and so much more are available on the shelves at Artisans now!

Little Bird Designs has joined us with their lovely Swarovski  crystal and beaded necklaces, earrings and rings.  Bling this simple and elegant works for any woman!  Danielle has a real hand at making an understated statement!

Keltic Kraze is the latest artist to join us.  Ruth creates amazing and useful pieces of art by wood burning and painting practical pieces for your home – tables, boxes, wooden spoons and more.

Yes, there has been a lot of changes but one thing remains the same.  Our commitment to local NW small businesses that create wonderful products.

Stay tuned for more updates as we add more product lines and small businesses to our family!


August 2016


Pretty Pallets
Thursday August 18th      6:30 – 8:30 pm
Tuition & Supplies:           $35 prepaid  
$45 at the door

Join Pretty Pallets for a fun event. We will be painting our own signs with a stunning graphic and message:

The Theme:  Adventure!

Sign up on the Pretty Pallets website at

Please register in advance to help us ensure we have adequate supplies – and if you want to just drop in, you are still welcome.


August 2nd @ 6pm
August 4th @ 9am

If you are overwhelmed by your Facebook Business Fan Page, Judi will share some tips and tricks to understand the information Facebook provides you and give you some tips on how to increase your visibility for your business using Facebook.

RSVP: or by choosing GOING on the Facebook

Event Page. Use links provided above to select your date.
Bring your laptop and power cord.

Class runs 1.5 hours on average.

Free for GroWashington Members and Artisan Mercantile vendors.
All others – $5 a person payable at the door.

WHO’S WHO: Our Artisans and Authors

The artisans featured in Artisans Mercantile are all local – some even within less than 5 miles away!  We currently have the following participants:

ARTISANS (Note: scroll down for authors)

Lynne Armstrong             Alpacas by Armstrong
Linda Davis                        Beadee Eyed Gal
K.M. “Twig” Davis             Twig – Handcrafted Knives
Liz Marshall                       Liz Marshall Art
Ron Paynter                       Lamps from Nature
Allison Gamage                 Trillium Handcrafted Jewelry
Meridee Biggs                    Bling Your “A” Game
Cathy Tao – Alexander     Infinity Jewelry Designs
Julie Hanenburg               Frog Lady Birdbaths
Karla Dickerson                Karla’s Custom Creations
Shannon Moore                Snohomish Candle Company
Sara Walker                      Recycled Bottle & Barrel Art
Sunny Roach                     A Piece of My Heart
Marti Darby-Miller          MDM Designs
Genelle Ackerly                StarShine Ent.
Julie Dutro                         Julie Dutro Artist
Sara Ignatenko                 Sage on the Mountain
Jeff Tillit                             Mojo’s Garage
Stacy Murphy                   Earth and Clay
Susan Straub-Martin       Strauberry Studios

TITLE                                          AUTHOR

Bittersweet Deceit                   Blakey Bennett
Blue Persuasion
Stuck in Between
The DeMarcation of Jack       Dana & Blakey Bennett

Geared to the Future              Dana Bennett
Geared to the Past

Life in a Whirlwind               David William Danberg
of Numbers

Lowell Larimar History         Jackie Minchew

I am We                                     Christine Pattillo

Light in the Darkness             Barbara Thom
The Heart of a Shepherd

Tubob                                        Mary Trimble
Sailing with Impunity
McClellan’s Bluff