This summer, we’re introducing our handcrafted menu by taking to the road to discover and share the best of handcrafted America. And you’re invited. #SummerOfFridays

Stitching a Wild Side

Angela Bacskocky is a pro at crafting wearable art that nods to nature with raw elements while maintaining a delicate, feminine charm.

After trying her hand in the psychedelic rock world, where she crafted clothes for all her bandmates, Angela set her sights – and hands – on the fashion world. “I decided that when I didn’t become a rock star, it was time to do something that’s more for me, so I went to school for fashion,” she says.

She has a natural talent when it comes to working with natural elements in her clothing and accessory line. Leather, fur, even bones and antlers are artfully crafted into wearable art that merges the lines between art and fashion.

She even stitched her way to fame when she participated in the 12th season of Bravo’s Project Runway.

We can’t help but applaud this designer’s passion for handcrafting fashion pieces that speak to our wild side.

Up With Puppets

Richmond puppeteer Julie Elkins is big on puppets. A fan of Jim Henson growing up, she never quite lost her fascination with the make-believe world of puppetry. Today, she handcrafts her oversized papier-mâché sculptures with materials sourced from dumpsters and donations. And she’s keeping what she calls “absolute magic” alive for a new generation by working with Boys & Girls Clubs of America to give kids the “power of creativity.”

Brand By Hand

Unlike a haberdasher, Haberdash, a shop in Richmond, Virginia, goes beyond the needle and thread. Founder Britt Sebastien has stitched together a tight-knit team of specialists in screen printing, direct-to-garment printing, graphic design, and cut-and-sew to bring craftsman-level quality to their clients’ branded apparel.

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Spotted: Secret Garden

We stumbled across a top-secret community garden in Richmond and couldn’t help taking a sneak peek at what they had growin’ on. (It’s so secret that they wouldn’t even tell us their name.) We wish we could let you know where we found all these fresh fruits, vegetables, and even chickens, but mmm’s the word.

Hat Trickery

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The very first hat Cassie ever made, she nailed. At that moment, she said, “This might be my thing.” Twelve years and hundreds of fedoras, cloches, Derby hats, and newsboys later, we can confirm that yes, this is her thing. In her quaint studio, House of MacGregor – in the trendy Bishop Arts District of Dallas – you’ll find her shaping, steaming, embellishing, and custom “hand fiddling” all types of hats that are adorning the heads of stylish Dallasites.

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All Hands on Deck

Baltimore was dubbed “Clipper City” for a reason: When you look out at the harbor, you’ll see a boatload of, well, sailboats and smiling faces willing to take you out to the big blue drink. So if you’re in B’more, get off the road and on the open water. Raise the mast, hoist the jib, and enjoy the salty Chesapeake Bay air.

All Hands on Deck

Baltimore was dubbed “Clipper City” for a reason: When you look out at the harbor, you’ll see a boatload of, well, sailboats and smiling faces willing to take you out to the big blue drink. So if you’re in B’more, get off the road and on the open water. Raise the mast, hoist the jib, and enjoy the salty Chesapeake Bay air.

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