November 4, 2013 | Vol. 94, No. 259

Craft fair showcases area talents, skills

MARENISCO - Handmade Christmas gifts abounded at the second annual Marenisco Library Craft Fair and Luncheon on Saturday at the Marenisco Township Hall.

Katie Perttunen/Daily Globe
TERI GIULIANO, White Pine, shows off her photographic handiwork at Saturday\'s craft fair in Marenisco.

Along with an array of baked goods, candies, jellies and jams, shoppers could pick from beach glass jewelry from Ontonagon, photography from White Pine, or yak down hats from Bergland.

Other unique items included stained glass, special fabric envelopes for microwaving baked potatoes, jewelry and a wide variety of knit goods.

Yak down is as soft and lightweight as cashmere, crafter Linda Carlson, Bergland, said. Since yaks only produce a pound or two of down per winter, yarn from their down is expensive.

"We've been busy," Carlson said.

-Katie Perttunen