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Basket Maker Beverly Cornelius of Guilderland brought stunning baskets of reed and ash to the fair. She even makes baskets of black raspberry canes, bittersweet vine, willow and seagrass.

Blair Woltjen of East Stroudsburg, Pa. and Indian Lake made the canoe as well as Adirondack rustic style furnishings.

Cute as a Button by Joanna features purses but she also makes earrings that have to be closely scrutinized to believe they are made of buttons.

George A. Olson Jr. of Richmondville turns a piece of walnut on a lathe to make a peppermill. He was also selling wooden bowls, rolling pins, kitchen utensils and more.


Creativity rules at Twigs craft fair

Saturday, August 16, 2014 - Updated: 9:23 PM

Vintage doorknobs as coat hooks, "crystal" mushrooms made of upside-down vases and bowls, dining utensils reinvented into the most fantastical creatures one could imagine... all this and much more was sold during the Speculator Craft Fair Thursday, Aug. 14, when the Hamilton County Twigs brought in 155 vendors of quality handmade crafts to benefit the local ambulance squads and health center. (Photos/Cristine Meixner)

Sue Murphy, Pam Blanchard and Crystal Persch check out the goods at Hummingbird Haven Herbs of Galway.

Wendy Purcell of Indian Lake and her rescue dog Toby visit with Lis Barsuglia-Madsen of Harrisville, right, who makes and sells woven and knit purses, scarves, hats and more under her Heirlooms brand.

Suellen McMillen of Spruce Mountain Designs in Lake Placid, shown, and James Piet Van Woert have been making hand-crafted fine jewelry for about 20 years.


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