Meet the Maker:
Joy Newton

The Smithy Store is hosting a Meet the Maker Event featuring Joy Newton of Joy Newton Designs. Guests will meet the designer as she shares a unique, holiday-inspired demonstration just in time for the gift-giving season.

Using her lovely flax linen tea towels and napkins, Joy will show guests the art of ‘furoshiki’. Furoshiki is a traditional Japanese wrapping cloth used to wrap all sorts of objects, often in elaborate shapes. In Japanese culture, furoshiki functions as a method of communication, with its many knots and ties, representing the ties between people. Joy will have a variety of flax linen tea towels and napkins available for purchase.

Saturday, December 23, 12 – 3 pm


The Smithy & Loft Gallery
10 Main Street
New Preston