Stitch Rock rolled into Delray Beach October 3rd with its eclectic mix of handmade crafts, opening its gates to a line of shoppers that curled around Old School Square.
Since the bazaar began nine years ago with 45 vendors, more than 80 now overflow the Vintage Gym and spill onto the lawn. The market has grown into South Florida’s largest independent craft fair.Stroll through the aisles and everything from cocktail bitters to wooden bow ties is on display. Trendy home décor, custom jewelry and one-of-a-kind clothing are popular.
Linton’s current worry is that Stitch Rock has outgrown its space, but she likes the location and the city’s support of independent designers. Plans are already underway for a blowout 10th anniversary affair.”It was a little idea that turned into an event that people look forward to every year,” Linton said. “It enables them to do what they do.”