Meet the Makers! Knot by Gran'ma, PK Brown Woodworking, Troy Cloth & Paper, Silke Jacobs, Joy and Noelle, and Hanky Blanky

Knot by Gran’ma Jess from Poughquag is joining us at her first Hullabaloo with her one-of-a-kind crocheted monsters, and cat, pig, and pug butt keychains! As Jess explains, her monsters “are meant to make you step back and smile, without being too dark or frightening.” They feature bold colors and textures, and sometimes horns, third eyes, and single fangs…Wouldn’t someone you know LOVE to find one of THESE monsters under their bed?

PK Brown Woodworking  “Each tree writes its own story,” says Kaj of PK Brown Woodworking. His mission, he feels, is to carefully reveal the grains of the woods to let the stories show through. In his studio in Tivoli, which is powered by a photovoltaic system, he creates his pepper mills, coffee grinders, and other wood products. Eco-conscious and beautifully-crafted, Kaj’s products are fantastically functional gifts for anyone who cooks, eats, or drinks coffee! (So, basically anyone!)

Troy Cloth & Paper Taylor and Ben have a brick and mortar retail store and screen-printing shop in Downtown Troy—go watch them print sometime! They offer greeting cards, art prints, and clothing with hip, fun graphics and witty words, using high-quality materials.  This is their first Hullabaloo, so say hello and give them a high five…Or just buy their awesome high five t-shirt!

Silke Jacobs – Using high-quality, US-sourced materials in gorgeous patterns, Silke sews her original bags with the greatest attention to detail. Her cross-body purses, wristlets, cosmetics bags, wallets, and other useful pouches and bags make functional and fashionable gifts for the holidays. (I mean, have you seen a more perfect wallet?!?) Silke lives in Germantown, NY and is a returning vendor at Hullabaloo. In addition to her bags, this busy lady also makes cute-as-a-button bibs and burp cloths as Kribbe Handmade on Etsy, sells fabric, and works at the Etsy offices in Hudson as part of the Integrity Team! 

Joy and Noelle – Returning Hullabaloo vendors Joy and Noelle are twins, award-winning animators (, and illustrators from Astoria, NY, and Kingston, respectively.  They collaborate on all their projects, selling decoupaged plates featuring their drawings as well as found materials. They use their plates “as a way to tell you very short stories, with the hope of making you smile.” They make great gifts for everyone who appreciates pretty things and good stories!

Hanky Blanky Rosi makes beautiful blankets, bibs, clothing, dolls, and puppets using vintage handkerchiefs, fabrics, and trims from over 20 years of collecting. Her pieces have been called “memory clothing” but we like to say they’re “hand-me-downs any kid would want.” Her patterns are based on antique and flea market finds, and each piece is handcrafted with love by Rosi herself in NYC. Dapper onsies with attached gingham vests and bowties and girly ruffled rompers are just some of her adorable creations that are perfect for the little ones in your life!