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SoLace Studios Fine Handcrafts

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Address: 193 W Spotswood Ave, Elkton, VA 22827-1118
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+1 540-298-5222
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10:00 am - 6:00 pm
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Sun 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Mon - Fri 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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SoLace Studios fine handcrafts is the working studio of marbling fiber...

SoLace Studios fine handcrafts is the working studio of marbling fiber artist Barb Polin. In addition, to Polin's marbled creations in silk and leather, you will find unique handcrafts of over 250 American craftsmen. The shop is nestled at the base of the Blue Ridge Mountains off the Swift Run Gap exit of Skyline Drive. In a completely restored circa 1920's building paralleling the Shenandoah River, SoLace offers pottery, clothing, jewelry, stained glass, garden sculptures, fine art, handcrafted soap and many more uniquely designed gifts, souvenirs and fine handcrafts. If you're staying at Massanutten Resort,visiting Skyline Drive. just driving through the backroads through Shenandoah National Park or canoeing the Shenandoah River, your visit to SoLace is sure not be your last.

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Local area hand made crafts!

If you need brownie points, a great keepsake, or just want to browse, this is a fantastic spot to find the perfect, hand-made gift!

Reviewed March 7, 2017
Jeff B
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Elkton, VA

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Elkton, VA
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1 review
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Reviewed March 7, 2017

If you need brownie points, a great keepsake, or just want to browse, this is a fantastic spot to find the perfect, hand-made gift!

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1 Thank Jeff B
Pennsylvania
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46 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed November 12, 2016 via mobile

We enjoyed our visit and shopping experience at this wonderful store. A variety of artists and crafters' work is displayed everywhere!! Marbled silks, clothing, pottery, lighting, glass pieces, and much, much more. Not pretentious with some humorous items, different items and beautiful items as well. The items are of a varied price range from a few dollars to more expensive... More 

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Solacebarb, Owner at SoLace Studios Fine Handcrafts, responded to this review

It was a pleasure to have you as one of our guests and hope to have the same opportunity often in the future. We appreciate your kind words and how you enjoyed your visit. More 

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7 reviews
Reviewed September 25, 2016

This shop has some of the best gift items for all ages. My favorites are the lamps you can see in the windows as you drive by the shop. One thing to keep in mind is that almost everything is hand made by craftsmen. The ceramic items are beautiful, the mugs are great, they keep tea and coffee hot longer... More 

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Reviewed September 3, 2016 via mobile

Beautiful studio and shop. She had some really interesting local crafts that would be perfect for gifts. It was hard to pick my favorite jewelry there were so many! I did settle on a stunning pair of earrings

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Solacebarb, Owner at SoLace Studios Fine Handcrafts, responded to this review

Thank you for both your patronage and for posting such generous comments regarding our business. We work very hard to ensure that we please wonderful customers like you. Thank you for validating that we are accomplishing that goal. More 

Newark, Delaware
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22 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed September 1, 2016 via mobile

Very nice shop with large selection of handcrafted items, many unique. Owner was very helpful in picking out a gift. And a very cute dog was napping in the store.

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Thank Becky U
Solacebarb, Owner at SoLace Studios Fine Handcrafts, responded to this review

Thank you for both your patronage and for posting such generous comments regarding our business. We work very hard to ensure that we please wonderful customers like you. Thank you for validating that we are accomplishing that goal. More 

Elkton, Virginia
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4 reviews
Reviewed August 13, 2016

If you are looking for something different to give as a gift or keep for yourself, Solace is a must see! Most items are handmade so no two look exactly alike!

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Thank kss25566
Solacebarb, Owner at SoLace Studios Fine Handcrafts, responded to this review

It is fun choosing all the one of a kind handcrafts made in America for our shop. Thanks for appreciating the selection. Hope to see you again! More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed August 2, 2016

This is a cute shop that my wife absolutely loved. The prices are as expected for the quality and uniqueness of what you are buying. She found some great unique gifts for friends and family. I think I got lucky because we did not have a lot of room in the car.

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Thank Timothy M
Solacebarb, Owner at SoLace Studios Fine Handcrafts, responded to this review

The first thing we do each morning as a service team is check out and review our reviews. What a way for us to start the day....that is by reading what you wrote about what we offer the public and the manner in which we serve....our greatest asset....our clientele. Please revisit us time and time again and feel free to... More 

Garner, North Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
Reviewed July 18, 2016

When I travel, I like to eat local and bring things back that were made in and reflect the community. The hunt is often as fun as the thrill find. At Solace. the highlight of the arts and crafts selection Barb has assembled for sale is as awesome as the individual pieces. I was particularly drawn to and could not... More 

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Thank angsw72
Solacebarb, Owner at SoLace Studios Fine Handcrafts, responded to this review

We are honored by the review you posted about your experience with us. While we are constantly told face to face how much customers enjoy our selection, it takes a very special person to proclaim to the online world that they should check us out. You are one of those individuals and we are proud that you do business with... More 

Baltimore, Maryland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed June 28, 2016 via mobile

I stop here every year we come to Massanutten for vacation. they have unique jewelry, decor, beautiful leatherware and clothing. I bought a lamp which looks like a 70s throwback. They changed the colors of the inserts to match my walls.

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Thank Linda S
Solacebarb, Owner at SoLace Studios Fine Handcrafts, responded to this review

We appreciate all our customers...and it is comments like yours, from people that keep coming back, that keep us going. We strive to provide special tastes that will stand out and hopefully make SoLace Studios Fine Handcrafts one of your favorites. Thank you for your remarks. And I look forward to seeing a picture of the lamp with the great... More 

Shenandoah Valley, Virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed May 4, 2016

Great gifts for yourself or others. One-of-a-kind items. The owner, Barb Polin, does beautiful marbling on silk and leather which her local seamstresses turn into wonderful clothing and purses. In addition, she showcases the work of some of the best artists/artisans in the region. You will find jewelry, photography, stained glass, pottery, and much more. Always something new to see.... More 

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Solacebarb, Owner at SoLace Studios Fine Handcrafts, responded to this review

Every day we count our blessings that our business attracts such nice and kind hearted patrons like you. That you would take your time to so generously honor our staff is totally appreciated. We are believers that within each review one gets a glimpse of the character and quality of the reviewer as well as that which they review. That... More 

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