Events

Upcoming classes, workshops and shows

Jun 8 - Jun 15

Tooled Leather Miniature Armchair in 1:12 Scale (2024)

Spend a week in beautiful Castine, Maine at the International Guild of Miniature Artisans GUILD SCHOOL! Create this gorgeous overstuffed leather miniature armchair in 1:12 scale.

Maine Maritime Academy, Castine Maine

https://igma.org/guild_school/index.html

Sep 13 - Sep 14

Elkton Fall Fest

I'll be helping out at the Palette & Page on Main Street, and doing leathercraft demos during this fun event!

Main Street, Elkton MD

http://www.elktonfallfest.com

Sep 21 - Sep 22

Port Deposit Pirate Takeover

Ahoy mateys! Set yer sights on the "Port Deposit Pirate Takeover" fer a weekend filled with buccaneer escapades! Anchored in the historic town o' Port Deposit, this gatherin' promises tales and treasures fit for any sea dog. Try yer mettle in pirate games, crafty endeavors, and set off on a hunt for hidden booty. I'll be there peddlin' my leather goodies in me own pirate garb!

10:00am - 5:00pm EDT

Marina Park, 160 South Main Street Port Deposit, MD 21904

https://communityconnecting.us/port-deposit-pirate-takeover

Oct 12

Elk Creeks Apple Butter Festival

For 300 years the Bee Hive has been a place for the community to gather. Come celebrate its history with neighbors and friends. There will be artisans and craftsmen demonstrating their work, traditional and folk music, Scottish foods, homemade apple butter and more! 10 am to 4 pm. Admission is free.

10:00am - 4:00pm EDT

Rte 273 and Little Elk Creek Road

https://www.facebook.com/ElkCreeksPreservationSociety

Nov 8 - Nov 10

Philadelphia Miniaturia

A grand show of some of the the best miniaturists from all over the world! Take workshops, shop the dealer tables, vote for the People's Choice in the Exhibit room. See website for admission fees, hours and vendor list.

10:00am EST

DoubleTree by Hilton Philadelphia/Cherry Hill 2349 W. Marlton Pike, Cherry Hill, New Jersey 08002

https://philadelphiaminiaturia.com/

Nov 16 - Nov 17

Fair Hill Arts Festival

An indoor festival featuring artists from the area

10:00am EST

Fair Hill NRMA, Walls Hall, 4640 Telegraph Rd, Elkton MD 21921

https://www.fairhillnature.org/fairhillartsfestival

Dec 8

Fair Hill Holiday Art Loop

A group of artists in the Fair Hill area of Elkton, MD are banding together for an Art Loop in the artist’s homes and studios. A list of participating artists and their location to come. How does it work? Simply choose a location to start at, visit the artists there and shop with them, then move onto to the next location that suits you in any order you’d like. Make it to some or all of the locations throughout the day – whatever you choose! There will be treats and art awaiting your visit.

Various locations in Fair Hill, Maryland

https://www.facebook.com/FairHillArtLoop/

Dec 14

Poplar Hall Christmas Parade of Horses & Market

The Annual POPLAR HALL CHRISTMAS PARADE OF HORSES & MARKET returns to Historic Chesapeake City, MD - one of the most beautiful Victorian towns in the country will be the home of a Christmas Wonderland on Sat. Dec 14th. Enjoy the parade of horses, then shop the Market of vendors offering all handmade treasures!

10:00am - 4:00pm EST

Pell Gardens 98 Bohemia Ave Chesapeake City, Maryland 21915

https://www.poplarhall.life/

Past events

Nov 10 - Nov 13

Workshop: Tooled Leather Miniature Nature Portfolio

International Guild of Miniature Artisans Guild Study Program at Old Salem in North Carolina. Students will cut, bind and cover with leather two miniature volumes (1:12 scale) of Mark Catesby's "Flora and Fauna of Carolina, based on the full size volumes in the museum's collection. THIS CLASS IS FULL.

Winston-Salem North Carolina

http://www.igma.org

Oct 14

Show: Elk Creeks Apple Butter Festival

For 300 years the Bee Hive has been a place for the community to gather. Come celebrate its history with neighbors and friends. There will be artisans and craftsmen selling and demonstrating their work, traditional and folk music, Scottish foods, homemade apple butter and more! 10 am to 4 pm. FREE ADMISSION! I'll be selling and demonstrating my leatherwork. Look for my big green tent!

10:00am - 4:00pm EDT

3949 Telegraph Rd, Elkton, MD 21921

http://www.elkcreekspreservationsociety.com/

Sep 23 - Sep 25

Workshop: Tooled Leather Bag

Spend a long weekend in the Laurel Highlands of PA at Touchstone Center for Crafts! Make this bag your own, with many colors and designs to choose from! Transfer the basic pattern onto natural undyed leather, cut out the pieces, tool custom designs, and punch stitching and hardware holes. Explore dye colors, finishes, and antiquing methods. Finish the bag with a saddle stitch, add hardware, and go home with a functional work of art. Sign up by Monday, 9/11!

Jun 10 - Jun 17

Workshop: Three Tooled Leather Miniature Handbags

International Guild of Miniature Artisans Guild School: Three Tooled Leather Miniature Handbags. 12 hour class. See website below for details. THIS CLASS IS FULL.

Jun 10 - Jun 17

Workshop: Tooled Leather Miniature Doctor Bag

International Guild of Miniature Artisans Guild School: Tooled leather Miniature Doctor Bag. 24 hour class. See website below for details. THIS CLASS IS FULL.

May 28 - Jul 23

Distinctive Drinkware Exhibit

A national juried exhibition that explores the idea of Distinctive Drinkware. Not just everyday mass produced consumer goods, but rather handcrafted items such as cups, shakers, cocktail spoons, bottle openers, and more. Pictured are my leather entries for the exhibit. All items are for sale and on view through July 23, 2023.

Touchstone Center For Crafts, Farmington PA

https://www.touchstonecrafts.org/events-exhibitions/exhibitions

May 1 - Jun 30

Palette & Page Member Artists Show

A two month exhibit of artwork from the Member Artists of the Palette & Page gallery. Come see our work! These are the three pieces I have in this show. Items are available for purchase, and on view through June 30, 2023.

12:00pm - 6:00pm EDT

The Palette & Page Gallery, 12 E Main St, Elkton, MD 21921

http://www.paletteandpage.com

Mar 25

Workshop: Tooled Leather Card Wallet

This slim card wallet is perfect for credit cards, ID, business cards, or a little folding money! Create deeply embossed designs on natural tooling leather, choose from a wide range of dyes and finishes, then hand sew the pockets with a simple saddle stitch. Follow the sample designs or create your own using the instructor’s extensive leather stamp and tool collection. A fun class for all skill levels! See link below to sign up.

12:00pm - 4:00pm EDT

The Palette & Page, 120 E Main St, Elkton, MD 21921

https://www.paletteandpage.com/product/workshop-tooled-leather-card-wallet-with-deb-mackie/

Feb 25

Workshop: Tooled Leather Field Notes Journal Cover

Make your own Field Notes Journal from scratch, not a kit! learn to cut pattern pieces out of undyed tooling leather, stamp designs, punch stitching holes and choose a color to dye it. Take a break while the leather dries, then sew it together with a neat saddle stitch, finish the edges, and show off your work! All tools and materials provided. See website below for details and to sign up!