Wilma Van Arragon Knits Luxury Apparel

Wilma Van Arragon

Wilma Van Arragon has been living at The Holmstad for 12 years but began to participate in the Bazaar a year before moving here.

“I am honored to share my shawls, sweaters and other knitted and crocheted items with my friends, neighbors, and community members,” said Wilma. “It’s been a joy to meet others who also love fine yarns and textiles, along with a passion for knitting and crocheting. And, knowing that this contributes to MY community is the icing on the cake.”

Wilma both designed and knitted this 2024 raffle prize from wool spun by resident, Karen Luebbers. Karen spun a blend of wool from Corriedale sheep and mohair to develop the yarns Wilma used to make this exquisite wrap. 

 The winner will also receive a hand-crafted tote bag and a bottle of soap to care for the wrap.

   Enter to win this lovely wrap on September 21 from 9:00 am until 2:00 pm. The winners will be drawn at 2:30. 

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Holmstad’s Creative Arts Center is the “Happy Place” for Many Residents

Darlene Miller, Co-chair of the Bazaar’s Creative Arts Shop, is making a fabric book for toddlers.

Through August, more than 50 residents create over 300 different items to sell in the Creative Arts Shop. Linda Anderson and Darlene Miller lead this team of residents who are generous with their time and talents to create items that bring joy to others. Linda Anderson shares, “For many residents, the Creative Arts Center is their ‘Happy Place’.”

You’ll find seasonal décor for fall and Christmas, several afghans, children’s toys, toddler fabric books, baby and children’s wear, a variety of adult knitted and crocheted hats, scarves, and gloves.

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Holiday Decor & Household Items

Residents have been hard at work preparing holiday decor, cloth shopping bags, cloth-covered notebooks, and other items for you on September 21. Shop from 9 am – 3 pm.

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These are a sample of the holiday items




They are creating practical household items