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May News: First Thursdays, New Caps and Scarves

Posted by Ellen Hamilton on

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May News 2024

  • New Markets
  • First Thursdays in Del Ray
  • New Hats and Scarves

King Street Pop-Up Opens

The first block of King Street, by the Potomac River now hosts our Maker's Pop-Up. Every Saturday and Sunday until the end of October, you will find local vendors between Mai Thai, Vola's, and the art space fronting the river. It is a lively scene with street performers and visitors from all over the world. We planned to open May 11th, but high tide hit at noon that day. Four inches of water covered the street up to Union Street! No point in setting up a tent in that. Instead, I was at Del Ray's Spring Market outside Del Ray Artisans at Mt. Vernon and Commonwealth Avenues. We had a great day with many Mother's Day shoppers.

On May 19th I was at King Street's first Makers Pop-Up. We had great weather and were open from 10am to 4pm. My new sun hats in every color were popular. See my pictures below.

Ellen Hamilton,
Chief Creative, Vendor, Publisher

Ellen at Del Ray Artisans Spring Market, May 11th, 2024

Light Weight Scarves

New Scarves

This week, I am making lovely, light-weight scarves for that Summer trip! I am using light cotton, block printed in India.

Here are the first two, below. I will have them at the new King Street Pop-Up, and at West End Market at Brenman Park on Sunday mornings. Exact dates are posted at

First Thursday

On the first Thursday of each month Del Ray has a neighborhood open house where the businesses are open until sundown and offering specials along Mt. Vernon Avenue. I will be part of a Pop-Up in front of a vintage shop called Magpie Reclamations at E. Custis Avenue, next to the old Kiskadee. I will be there from 4pm to 8pm.

See the Scarves

Light cotton India block printed scarf

Light weight scarf made at Yellow Dot Designs

Light India block printed scarf

Cotton scarf made from block printed fabric from India

Sun Hats!

Packable Sun Hats at Yellow Dot Shop

Packable Sun Hats

I like to always have a nice collection of hats for many seasons. Either sewed or painted here, or ordered in many colors.

Painted Baseball Caps at Yellow Dot Shop

Painted Baseball Caps 

I order caps in many colors, and paint them with my new color-fast fabric paints.

Cotton Sun Hats at Yellow Dot Shop

Cotton Sun Hats

I love these packable hats by Walleroo. I have four different designs in various materials and colors.