Local Artisan Produces Goods Right in Broadview
Did you know we have local artisan whose operations are right in the heart of Broadview? Laarni Mejino of Laarni and Tita produces all of her beautiful bags, wristlets, and other carry-alls right in her Broadview basement studio. I’ve lived across from Laarni and her family for 8 years – I didn’t realize how vast her business was! She gave me one of her designs (a wristlet) at our neighborhood block party during Seattle’s Annual Night Out. Such a fun time – block the street, converse with neighbors, eat good food….and apparently, receive a super cute wristlet! Laarni makes all her bags in her basement studio with the production happening throughout the year, mostly in the evenings after dinner. January through May is when she builds the bulk of her inventory just in time for the Edmonds Garden Market that starts in May. In July, that same market turns into the huge Edmonds Farmers Market. They also have a booth at the Fremont Sunday Market which is open year round. Summer is definitely their busiest time of year. In addition to the shows listed above, Laarni and Tita participate in the U District Street Fair in May, the Issaquah Salmon Days in October, the Phinney Neighborhood Winter Crafts Festival, the SCCA, and the Fred Hutch holiday craft shows. You can also find their wares at Venue in Ballard – an interesting concept store which pares a work studio and a boutique. You can find Laarni and Tita on Facebook and Twitter in addition to their website.