Papermill Creative is two North Carolina librarians who make art and gifts that celebrate the towns we live and play in. Our vibrant pen-and-ink and watercolor designs are full of details that invite the viewer in to explore the neighborhoods that inspire us.

We are:
Lori Melliere (Durhamite)

Ashley Brown (Carrboronite)


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We're a Shop Durham partner

Save 10% on your purchase when you buy from us at markets with your Shop Durham card. We are honored to have created the art for the 2019 card, so definitely check it out!

Made & Found at Moore Square, Raleigh

Made & Found is a one day outdoor shopping event in downtown Raleigh that features a juried selection of the best and brightest artists, designers, vintage, antiques, and crafters from the region.

Nov. 9, 10am-5pm

Holiday Patchwork Market at the Armory (Durham)

The Holiday Patchwork Market is a two-day event featuring goods made by local creatives. The event is indoors at The Armory and family-friendly. More than 75 makers will be at this year's market!

Nov. 30 and Dec. 1

Elf Market at the Carrboro ArtsCenter

The Elf Market is The ArtsCenter’s annual holiday craft market where vendors from Carrboro, Chapel Hill, and the Triangle area gather to sell handmade goods such as clothing, body products, food items, fine art, children’s toys, ceramic pieces, and jewelry. The bar will be open, and there will be hands-on craft activities for children and their families.

Dec. 7, 10:00-4:30

RTP Mistletoe Market at The Frontier

Shop local at the 5th annual RTP Mistletoe Market! There will be complimentary beer and wine and plenty of holiday spirit, plus15% of profits will go to Dress for Success of the Triangle.

December 12, 4:00-7:00 p.m.

Shop Durham Holiday Market at Fun Fest

Shop local this holiday season in true Durham-style! The Shop Durham Holiday Market features local, independent Durham retailers and craft producers and their products. Find everything from handmade goods to locally grown flowers to one of a kind gifts.

Dec. 14, 1:00-4:00

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