70 Genesee Street, New Hartford, NY
Grand Opening March 23, 2019 2pm – 6pm
Local Couple Raises $5,000 on Kickstarter to Launch New Business
(March 11th 2019) New Hartford, NY. John and Erin Gardner raised $5,000 on Kickstarter to launch a new business in New Hartford, New York. The business Grey Fox Mercantile will feature needle felting supplies, artisan goods and a workshop space. John is a graduate of New Hartford and recently returned back to the area with his wife Erin who is also an upstate New York native.
Erin founded Grey Fox Felting, an e-commerce business specializing in her unique needle felted animal sculptures and felting supplies. The company has been growing rapidly and now offers over 100 hand-selected colors of wool as well as a line of kits. “We’re excited to open a brick and mortar shop in New Hartford. I have been needle felting for 10 years, and I’m look forward to sharing this creative process with our community through workshops and craft nights in our new space. Our store will also feature a selection of craft supplies and artisan goods from makers we love.” -Erin Gardner
The space will also feature a gallery that will host monthly exhibitions from local, regional and national artists. John, who is also an artist, has worked in galleries around the country. “It feels great to be back in the area. We both enjoy making art and we’re looking forward to sharing our experiences with the community through workshops and events for youth and adults.” –John Gardner