Contemporary Longrifle Foundation


Karen Hainlen
Greentown, IN

I demonstrate my Great Wheel at several living history events with my husband, Mike. French and Indian, Revolutionary War, and 1812 time periods around Indiana and surrounding states. While I am demonstrating my antique wheels, my husband is taking care of our customers looking at my period accurate products. I started out knitting when I was 6. My mother taught me to sew, hand sew, embroider, etc. I started spinning around 20 years ago. My business is Apple Cart Creations. It started by my demonstrating my Great walking wheel at different Living History events. People asked me about the items I was wearing and asked if I could sell them. From there it has turned into a full time business! I start with wool straight from the Sheep. Skirt it, wash it and monkey groom it. I then take it to a wool processor to have it put into roving, a form easy to spin. All my products are hand spun. I shrink all my yarn then knit it or weave it into products. I make all my own patterns, trying to keep them as period accurate as possible. I have a full line of different items. Hand wear, hats, scarves, shawls, stockings and hand spun, hand wove Lindsey-Woolsey material. Please check out my web site at;

Contact Karen Hainlen at:
4125 N 1300 E
Greentown, IN 46936
phone number: 765-395-3715

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