Artisans United Gallery and Shop
4022 Hummer Road
Annandale, VA 22003
Monday - Saturday 10 am to 4 pm
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The photographs above are a very small sampling of Designer Baby Accessories by Peggy Taves. Peggy's work and that of other artisans can be seen and purchased at the Artisans United Gallery in Annandale.
MEET THE ARTISAN: Peggy Taves
Hand Knit Baby Accessories
Once upon a time, a physical therapist got so involved with her kid-clients that she decided to make her own texture blankets to meet the unique sensory needs of each child.
Driving around Northern Virginia, working on the blankets in between home visits, searching out special yarns to blend together, and voila:
TextureTouches was born!
Nowadays, the focus of Artisan Peggy Taves is twofold: one-of-a-kind baby knits, and nature-inspired texture blankets for photographers.
Peggy creates her baby hats and blankets using exotic yarns made of bamboo, corn, milk, silks, soy, and sugar cane to offer low-allergen items for a new baby's sensitive skin. She also works with enticingly soft yarn blends in alpaca, angora, buffalo, cashmere, llama, and mink.
Her photo prop blankets are designed to give baby's first pictures subtle background effects that mimic the natural world such as grasses, mosses, flowers, feathery nests.
Peggy not only creates her own designs, but also formulates her own blend of yarns. “My love is design, finding that perfect union of yarns, embellishments and textures. I make all the props myself, by hand one at a time, in my home studio, where the daylight is just perfect for color mixing. I wake up every morning excited with new color or design ideas - life is good!”
Peggy displays and sells a wide variety of adorable fashions at The Artisans United Gallery located in the Annandale Community Park just off Hummer Road. There you will find feather soft newborn sweaters, caps and blankets perfect for the baby’s first introduction to the family.
Larger baby and toddler sweaters, caps, leggings, and booties for the smallest members of your family grace many shelves at this unique artisan shop. Delicate, petite cast stiches with exquisitely soft yarns in both gentle and striking colors draw you to her display with the greatest desire to experience the tactile softness of these creations against your own skin.
What is even more impressive is the reasonable price of these handcrafted treasures that are certain to become family heirlooms.
Artisans United continues to look for new areas in which to share their love and knowledge of crafts as they are tasked with taking arts out into the community. If your organization would like a speaker or demonstrator, please contact them. Support this Gallery as it is the last home to artisan wares in Annandale. We should all seek to protect their heritage and survival.
ARTISANS UNITED GALLERY
4022 Hummer Road
Annandale, VA 22003
703.941.0202 . www.augallery.org
Monday through Saturday 10:00 am to 4:00 pm
Reproduction of this article or photographs requires the written permission of the author and The ENDEAVOR News Magazine. Photographs are courtesy of the author with all right of use reserved. (Copyright © 2012 Annandale Chamber of Commerce. All rights reserved. (Photographs & images, on this page, and on this website, are not available for use by other publications, blogs, individuals, websites, or social media sites.)