28th Annual Christmas in Paris

Artisan Show & Sale presented by Kindred Spirits Artisans of Paris

The 28th Annual Juried Artisan Show and Sale

Christmas in Paris is a wonderful unique shopping event which heralds the start of the holiday season, in the pretty town of Paris Ontario. Thousands of visitors look forward to attending year after year. All items are handcrafted and designed by members of Kindred Spirits Artisans of Paris.

The mandate of Kindred Spirits is to encourage and support the creative arts in Paris and the County of Brant. Proceeds from this event's admission go to further the arts by providing bursaries to high school graduates pursuing a degree in the arts and by sponsoring awards for artists exhibiting at the annual Paris Fair.

Artisan Creations

In 2019, Christmas in Paris offers handcrafted and original designs made by over 30 participants who are members of Kindred Spirits Artisans. Artistic categories include quilting, knitting, fibre arts, pottery, wood carving, acrylic and watercolour painting, mixed media, resin jewellery and bead weaving, string art, silk scarves, felted objects, soaps, wreaths and much more. Click on the photos to find out more about our artists at Christmas in Paris!

Felted thread landscape by Ally
Ally does thread painting, pictures, bookmarks, cards, journals, pouches, brooches and pillows etched in thread; pen and ink originals
Weave beaded bracelets by Barb
Barb does original designs in bead-woven jewellery and assorted accessories, cards and calendars Cloth magnets by Debra
Debra uses global fabrics blended together in the form of wall art, festive table runners, ornaments, magnets and pendants Ceramic pots by Dianna
Dianna makes handmade, wheel thrown functional pottery with a nature inspired palate Rug hooked Santa by Heather
Heather does rug hooked Santas and traditional rug hooking Felted landscape by Jennifer
Jennifer makes vibrant felted paintings and brooches embellished with embroidery; woolscapes printed velour pillows; Scottish Shortbread and award winning fudge Table runner by Lee Anne
Lee Anne makes place mats, hot pads, kitchen accessories, stocking trees and delicious fudge
Felted sheep by Lorie
Lorie does a mixture of media...felted sheep and trees, acrylic pour paintings, mixed media art, paper rosette wreaths, merino wool scarves, crocheted baskets/bags, and ornaments Felted trees by Lorie
Resin jewellery by Rachel L.
Rachel uses resin to encase ethically-sourced butterfly wings and flower jewellery Quilt by Mac
Mac makes expertly crafted handmade quilts and quilted fashion accessories using quality quilting cottons Pottery by Melissa
Melissa does hand-built, wheel thrown original pottery items Soap by Pat
Pat makes hand-crafted soaps and lotions; Sweet November knitted scarves; and handmade wool socks Swarovski crystal jewellery by Robyn
Robyn makes Swarovski crystal jewellery, classic, and elegant; sparkling with sterling silver, pewter and lampwork beads; holiday decorations, gift tags and cards Acrylic painting by Rita
Rita does original animal and human portrait painting in soft pastel, acrylic or water colours, featuring cards, ornaments, an illustrated children's book and art dolls Wreaths and decor by Sheila
Sheila does Christmas wreaths, door and table decor; traditional and rustic, some with antique objects; handmade beaded bracelets and necklaces Silk and felted objects by Sue
Sue makes hand painted silk and wool felted wearable and functional art; scarves, purses, wall art. Best Buttertarts! Fabric and sewn objects by Sylvia
Sylvia makes cozy mittens and little bags, felted and fashioned from wool sweaters; oven mitts, quill garlands, and puppet nativity scenes; needle felted mice, garlands, gnomes, and wool quillies Pine cone fire-starters by Wendy R.
Wendy does colourful pine cone firestarters, handmade cable knit headbands, preserves and chutneys, macrame plant hangers, tie-die Christmas balls, bottle toppers Leather and gemstone jewellery by Valerie
Valerie makes originally designed necklaces, bracelets, earrings and key chains, in antique gold, antique and sterling silver, copper, gemstones and Swarovski crystal; yarn Christmas trees Watercolour by Helena
Helena does string art, charcoal and watercolour prints, canvas art, wood products, ornaments and coasters Wooden bowls with lids by Kevin
Kevin does wood-turnings....salad bowls, platters, jewellery boxes, wood  knives, fruit bowls, spatulas Metalwork Muskoka tree by Wendy P.
Wendy makes metal art for home, office, garden or yard; steel can be "silver polished" or "rust-look"; Muskoka trees, garden stakes, whimsical art, Tree of Life Painting by Rachel Z.
Rachel does pencil sketches, mixed media painting, cold cast sculpture and hand carved slate work focused on regional wildlife