CRAFTS & COLLECTIBLES
THE INDIAN CRAFT SHOP
At Department of the Interior since 1938, outlet for American Indian artists to market their crafts. Basketry, carvings, kachinas, beadwork, plus outdoor sculpture garden. Visitors provide photo ID to enter the building. Mon.- Fri. 8:30 a.m.4:30 p.m. and the third Sat. of each month 10 a.m.- 4 p.m. 1849 C St. NW, 202.208.4056
LOOPED YARN WORKS
Residence-like setting encouraging in-store knitting. More than 30 brands of yarns, patterns, needles, notions. Weekly classes, events. Tues.Wed. and Fri. 11 a.m.-7 p.m., Thurs. till 9 p.m., Sat. till 6 p.m., Sun. till 5 p.m. 1732 Connecticut Ave. NW, 202.714.5667
TEN THOUSAND VILLAGES
One of the world’s largest fair trade organizations for artisans in 38 countries. Indonesian freshwater pearl earrings, Peruvian backgammon games, all with a printout of the item’s story. Mon.-Sat. 10 a.m.- 6 p.m., Sun. noon- 6 p.m. 915 King St., Alexandria, Va., 703.684.1435 Metro: King St.