Are you a Maker? Do you admire Makers? Appreciate Quality Handcrafted items?
Shipshewana is blessed to be home of a number of gifted and talented Creators/Makers. Here are just 6 you’ve got to see when you visit Shipshewana.
Kathy McClanahan’s Oil Paintings
Watch and visit with Kathy while she paints on just about anything you can think of including slate, canvas, windows, milk cans, and more. Let Kathy customize a piece that provides the special memory of your visit to Shipshewana. Located on the Board Walk in the heart of Shipshewana’s historic downtown at 140 N Harrison Street.
What is a Cherry Picker? A Cherry Picker reclaims old houses and barns and use the reclaimed wood to create amazing customized furniture. Mark and Stephanie will help develop that idea that you didn’t think could be done and make it a reality. Their store front, a combination salvage yard and showroom of phenomenal handcrafted pieces is a destination that Makers love to visit. Come and see their work in downtown Shipshewana at 160 N Morton Street.
2 Chicks and a Chair
Are there really 2 chicks with a chair? You decide. A unique shop where they take vintage furnishings and make them new again. Are you looking for a unique, one of a kind, repurposed piece? Discover a live edge slab made into a sofa table, end table, coffee tables, dining table and more with a variety of bases. Experience their work at 155 N Harrison Street.
Lambright Country Chimes
Making wind chimes is a labor of love for Orley Lambright. Lambright chimes come in over 40 unique sizes and sounds. Handcrafted in Shipshewana and shipped all over the country. Visitors and tour groups are welcome to visit and watch the chimes being made and hear the story about a mistake turned into the chime making business. Visit them at 8340 W US Highway 20.
Sit a spell on a beautiful handcrafted bench or choose from several other unique pieces. Adorn your garden with a one-of a-kind plant hanger, flower pot holder, or trellis. There is such a wide selection to choose from, you are sure to find something that you will like, but just in case you don’t, just ask and see what they can do to create something special for you. Special orders are welcome. They are located 2.5 miles north of Shipshewana at 5010 N SR 5.
Silver Star Leather
Located in the country side north of town. A family owned and run business based from their home. Loren Yoder, his family, and the other Amish craftsman handcraft and sell belts, wallets, and purses, all made from various leathers to ostrich. Have a special piece you need; a holster, dog collar, knife sheath, or whatever you dream of talk with Loren to get that unique piece. You will come back again and again to buy your leather goods. Located at 6875 N 800 W
SO, when visiting Shipshewana look for these Makers or seek out others throughout the Shipshewana area.