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The Knot Hole Craft Shop
A unique place to shop in Allegany County, Maryland
The Knot Hole Craft Shop originated in a 120-year old barn in Pennsylvania. In 1990, as the new Interstate 68 was being finished, the owners decided to move the business. The country shop is located along the scenic Historic National Road 6 miles east of Flintstone. The 2-story house built in 1913 still has some of the original wallpaper and floor coverings. They believe the foundation dates back to the 1700s when the building was used as a Stagecoach stop and Inn.
Painted peach and blue, the shop is visible from the Interstate, surrounded by the Green Ridge State Forest. Outside youll find Amish-made furniture and lawn decorations including wishing wells, lighthouses and bridges. Inside youll be amazed at the collection of collectibles, crafts and furniture. The Knot Hole is Western Marylands largest Cats Meow Village Dealer, with over 30 custom buildings from Cumberland and surrounding areas. These are miniature wooden reproductions of historic buildings that are designed exclusively for The Knot Hole. Some of these were designed for churches and schools to be used as fund raisers for their organi-zations. We also work with The Western Maryland Railway Gift Shop and The Allegany County Historical Society in the sale of our customs. Other collectibles include Mill Creek Sculptures, Sheilas Houses, Marble Mountain Trains, Williraye, American Chestnut and Boyds Bears.
Throughout the store youll view pictures by well known artists, Warren Kimble, Laurie Korsgaden and Pauline Campanelli. Youll also be delighted by the works of our local artisans who design and create our floral arrangements, wreaths, woodcrafts, dolls and many more beautiful hand-crafted items. A few years ago we expanded into the building next door. Here youll find over 1200 Boyds Bears, salt-glazed pottery, baskets, candles, wind chimes and garden items. We are proud to be a Silver Paw Dealer with The Boyds Collection and to be a part of the many donations that have been made to various charities by Boyds, i.e. The New York Firefighters 9-11 Disaster Relief Fund and the Starlight Childrens Foundation. We would also like to recognize Cats Meow for their support of The American Cancer Society, The Humane Society and their creation of the 2002 Unity Tree which is covered with red, white and blue ribbons; a portion of the proceeds will benefit the New York Firefighter and the Police Foundations Heroes Funds.
Our BARN in Pennsylvania, just 7 miles from our store, is open every year in November for our annual Christmas In The Country Craft Show. Please visit our website www.theknothole. com for further details or E-mail email@example.com
It has always been very enjoyable working with our crafters and customers without them we wouldnt exist. When traveling to Allegany County, Maryland, take I-68 to Exit 62 and follow Rt. 144, Historic National Road, West for 1/2 mile to the peach and blue house. We are open everyday from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. or by appointment. Please call for more information, 301-478-3040.