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  • Our goal is to find the most luxurious regional yarns of the highest quality.  From an alpaca farm in Massachusetts, this  two-ply fiber is lofty, soft, and warm.  Alpaca fiber can be as fine as cashmere but is a hollow core fiber, which means it keeps you warmer than wool when you need warmth but breathes when you need to be cool.  Fawn color.  Suitable for 2 ply/8-10 needles. 3.5 oz/185 yards. Hand wash/dry flat.
  • Our goal is to find the most luxurious regional yarns of the highest quality. From an alpaca farm in Massachusetts, this two-ply fiber is lofty, soft, and warm. Alpaca fiber can be as fine as cashmere but is a hollow core fiber, which means it keeps you warmer than wool when you need warmth but breathes when you need to be cool. Cream color. Suitable for 2 ply/8-10 needles. 3.5 oz/185 yards. Hand wash/ dry flat.
  • When something this soft and gorgeous is made locally, we cannot help but fall in love with the farmers and makers and the work they do to bring such beautiful things to Shaker Mercantile and you.
  • As soft as cashmere, but more luxurious, these plush throws  are a Berkshire favorite. The alpaca is lightweight yet warm and cozy, making it perfect for gifting to loved ones or keeping it for yourself.  Camel pinstripe on cream.  Made in Massachusetts.
  • As soft as cashmere, but more luxurious, these plush throws are a Berkshire favorite. The alpaca is lightweight yet warm and cozy, making it perfect for gifting to loved ones or keeping it for yourself. Camel pinstripe. Made in Massachusetts.
  • What a beautiful way to test whether your cake is ready to be pulled out of the oven.  This is one of our favorite items in the shop (giving them as presents makes us very happy!)  Handmade from broom corn, the sticks are 6. 6" long which allows you to sink them deeply into the cake for a more accurate reading than toothpicks provide. Plus, the design is so pretty you'll want to keep them on the counter in full view.
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    These are made in the most beautiful washed soft natural Lithuanian Linen .  The vintage Shaker-inspired style eliminates any strings, and is flattering and comfortable with two side pockets. Don’t limit yourself to the kitchen; these can be worn anywhere. Available in short square or long in a beautiful array of colors.  Many washings only serve to bring out it's natural beauty.
  • Out of stock
    These are made in the most beautiful washed soft natural Lithuanian Linen.  The vintage Shaker-inspired style eliminates any strings, and is flattering and comfortable with two side pockets. Don’t limit yourself to the kitchen; these can be worn anywhere. Available in short square or long in a beautiful array of colors.  Many washings only serve to bring out it's natural beauty.
  • MAKING: Then and Now is an unprecedented exhibition that celebrates the similarities between artists and the Shakers, a utopian community that lived in Western Massachusetts for more than 180 years. Believing they should put their hands to work and their hearts to God, the Shakers built everything from buildings to boxes, with a goal of perfection and exquisite craftsmanship in what they made. The Shaker design emphasized their attitudes towards utility and simplicity through forms renowned for their minimalism, and their output remains a lasting legacy today. The artists in this exhibition (Gregory Crewdson, Don Gummer, Stephen Hannock, Jenny Holzer, Maya Lin and David Teeple) are today’s makers, inspiring us with their work. Like the Shakers, the artists responded to the landscape, be it physical, political, or environmental. With 51 color photographs and essays by Hancock Shaker Village director Jennifer Trainer Thompson and curator Lesley Herzberg, this book illuminates artists and their work – both those who would not have called themselves artists a hundred years ago, and those who could never imagine being anything else today. Together they tell a story rooted in the fertile soil of imagination, dedication, and beauty.
  • Featuring Sister Olive's Ginger Cake recipe on the tea towel.  We had these made exclusively for Shaker Mercantile.  We are so glad we did.
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    Absorbent, super-soft, and lint free, these large flour sack towels are perfect for drying dishes, cleaning windows, cooking and crafts, and will quickly become your favorites in the kitchen.  Printed by hand on natural unbleached cotton using solvent free red ink.  Towel measures 28' x 29"
  • Absorbent, super-soft, and lint free, these large flour sack towels are perfect for drying dishes, cleaning windows, cooking and crafts, and will quickly become your favorites in the kitchen. Printed by hand on natural unbleached cotton using solvent free red ink. Towel measures 28' x 29"