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Kindred Workshop in Old Town Temecula invites art lovers into unique Pinterest Style Gallery

Owner Rebecca Peragine of Kindred Work + Shop (c) Crispin Courtenay

Owner Rebecca Peragine of Kindred Work + Shop (c) Crispin Courtenay

Kindred Work + Shop, in Old Town Temecula’s unique 5th Avenue Arts District, is set back from the Front Street hustle.

Work, shop, play at Kindred Work + Shop in old Town Temecula (c) Crispin Courtenay

Work, shop, play at Kindred Work + Shop in old Town Temecula (c) Crispin Courtenay

“We love this space, as it was a natural gallery,” said owner Rebecca Peragine of their new digs. Moving out of the virtual spaces of Etsy and web sites, Peragine has been curating the front of her shop from artists and artisans across the globe.

Palate art design just one of Pinterest ideas in Kindred Work + Shop Gallery Space in Old Town Temecula (c) Crispin Courtenay

Palate art design just one of Pinterest ideas in Kindred Work + Shop Gallery Space in Old Town Temecula (c) Crispin Courtenay

With cement floors, black raised ceiling, and much open space, it is perfectly appointed for the two major purposes of Kindred Work + Shop. Working on arts and crafts, and shopping through unique artworks by local artisans and designers.

Unique pinterest style decor abounds in Kindred Work + Shop (c) Crispin Courtenay

Unique pinterest style decor abounds in Kindred Work + Shop (c) Crispin Courtenay

Mobiles, air rooted plants, and many recycled and reclaimed materials dominate the space.

Three Dimensional bird sculptures a testament to repurposing artworks (c) Crispin Courtenay

Three Dimensional bird sculptures a testament to repurposing artworks (c) Crispin Courtenay

“The paper birds came from a recycled paper project from Haiti. You can see the french words beneath the paint. It’s quite special.” Peragine said of the bird mobiles hanging around the shop.

Pom garland in signature Kindred Work + Shop colors(c) Crispin Courtenay

Pom garland in signature Kindred Work + Shop colors(c) Crispin Courtenay

“Our products are all by local artisans.” Peragine said, “Even our shelves are designed by a metalworker from Fallbrook.” While current crafters and artisans represented include: Fresh Words Market, Children Inspire Design Art, Pur Bliss Soy Candles, and Keep Cups, the offering continues to grow.

Acapulco Chairs new from Kindred Work + Shop (courtesy photo)

Acapulco Chairs new from Kindred Work + Shop (courtesy photo)

Peragine is all about what is local, and that includes offering classes for local children this December 2013. ” Crafts and cocoa are available Saturdays through the end of December, 2013 — free admission — from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

More classes are being added all of the time for both kids, Art Healing, and more–for current class schedules, click here: 

Kids crafts are free through December 2013 (c) Crispin Courtenay

Kids crafts are free through December 2013 (c) Crispin Courtenay

Classes will continue into January, fees still to be determined. “We’ll be having regular classes starting in January, for kids, Mommy and Me, Adults, as well as Art for Healing.” Peragine said.

Art for Healing is a unique class, taught by artisan Harmony Piper, certificated in the 3 hour class where up to 10 women can talk about colors, feelings, through the creation of art on canvas. “Harmony starts with a word, or a feeling, and asks her students to paint for a period of time, then they move through two more lessons on pairing emotion, color, and it is therapy of sorts.” Peragine discussed. “In the last class, eight women who didn’t know each other were all friends by the end of the class. All connected. It was wonderful to watch.”

Connect, Shop, Support at Kindred Work + Shop in Old Town Temecula (c) Crispin Courtenay

Connect, Shop, Support at Kindred Work + Shop in Old Town Temecula (c) Crispin Courtenay

Classes do include wine and nibbles.Palates and posters, designs created by Peragine at her kitchen table with her young son, all originally sold at her online stores were Child Inspired.

Specialty print design from self taught artisan (c) Crispin Courtenay

Specialty print design from self taught artisan (c) Crispin Courtenay

“We have done well with our “my roots” designs, as well as our travel posters, all children inspired,” Said Peragine. “There is also a social component, as a percentage of what we sell goes towards micro-financing women entrepreneurs in the Temecula area.” Five percent of every sale in the Old Town Temecula location will go toward women in business.

More Shop Opportunities wiht this Pomegranate Cider Bliss Scrub at Kindred Work + Shop (c) Crispin Courtenay

More Shop Opportunities wiht this Pomegranate Cider Bliss Scrub at Kindred Work + Shop (c) Crispin Courtenay

Peregine, a self taught graphic designer, developed both her logo, and the original paper prints, cards, and poster art available for sale at the store and online.

Hand crafted afghans just some of the unique shop-opportunities at Kindred Work + Shop (c) Crispin Courtenay

Hand crafted afghans just some of the unique shop-opportunities at Kindred Work + Shop (c) Crispin Courtenay

However, the ongoing curation of unique artworks is testament to an eye for detail. “The afghans came from a senior center’s craft fair. We bought them all, as it’s a lost art. We are all about educating people about the important hands-on arts, like weaving, and other creative projects.” Peregine said.

Nutcracker art, plus other paper designs available at Kindred Work + Shop (c) Crispin Courtenay

Nutcracker art, plus other paper designs available at Kindred Work + Shop (c) Crispin Courtenay

Peragine has always been a tinkerer and a crafter, with compassion for the earth. “Giving back can be a powerful thing. We are always looking for ways to give back to the community, and the world.” Peragine said.

Christmas cards and other artworks available at Kindred Work + Shop in Temecula (c) Crispin Courtenay

Christmas cards and other artworks available at Kindred Work + Shop in Temecula (c) Crispin Courtenay

For more information about Kindred Work + Shop in Old Town Temecula, visit: http://www.kindredworkshop.com

Kindred Work + Shop is located: 42072 5th Street, Ste. 103 Temecula, CA 92590

Email: kindredworkshop@gmail.com

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About Ashley Ludwig

Ashley Ludwig is an Editor for Patch News, Orange County and Los Angeles. She is also an inspirational romantic suspense author.

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