Our mission at the Emporium is to give local vendors and artisans an affordable and safe place to sell their products – which is even more important during this time of Covid. We especially love our young artisans! We are pleased to announce our youngest vendor: 13-year-old seamstress, Herminia. Check out her arts in booth #645.
“I’m thankful to be a new vendor at the Ashland Emporium. Let me tell you a little bit about myself. I’m 13 years old and a 7th grader at Ashland Middle School and I do sewing. Let me tell you how I got started. I have been doing sewing for 3 years and how I got into sewing was by joining a 4-H sewing club. I learned a lot in my 4-H sewing club. I started making scrunchies, skirts, grocery bags, pillowcases, and much more. After doing all these sewing things It motivated me to sell my sewing things to the public. One of my experiences was selling at the holiday bazaars with my mom and dad’s family business. I wanted to have a booth so people and kids can see that you can do anything with your hands and your mind.
If you were wondering what I have at the booth: it is pillows, scrunchies, chapstick keychain holders, pin cushions, masks, and baking waist aprons. I plan to expand to do blankets and wallets and accessories and much more. I hope you love reading about how I got started in sewing and what I do. I’m so excited that more people can hear about my sewing creations. Thank you to Ashland Emporium for letting me have a booth, the booth number is 645.”