Painted Turtle Craft Co. opens in Greeneville | News from local businesses



A new local craft store has opened in Greeneville.

Kris Schaffling is the owner of Painted Turtle Craft Co., located at 560 W. Andrew Johnson Highway, Suite 2, next to Computer Pros.

The store opened on Friday.

The Painted Turtle Craft Co. offers workshops in various fields of crafts, sales of vinyl and other craft supplies.

Schaffling also does custom orders, such as signs and shirts, and laser work, and hosts birthday parties and other special events.

“I like collaborating with people, so if they want to teach a class, they host it,” Schaffling said.

Upcoming classes include a Bob Ross painting class with a certified Bob Ross instructor from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on November 3 and an ornament-making class at 1 p.m. on November 20.

On November 4, Schaffling is teaming up with Greeneville Nutrition to host a busy tea party and sign.

She also has plans for a charcuterie class on a meat and cheese platter and a jewelry making class.

A Maker’s Spotlight section of the store features up to four local artists per month who have their products available for purchase.

Painted Turtle Craft Co.’s phone number is 423-525-5264.

Hours of operation are 10:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday to Friday and 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday.

People can browse current projects, including wood panel manufacturing, and register for workshops on the store’s website,

She said the workshops are open to people of all ages.

On Wednesdays, a Wines and Signs workshop takes place from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. On Fridays and Saturdays, customers choose the workshop of their choice, from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Participants 21 or older can bring their own wine to one of the workshops, Schaffling said.

Painted Turtle Craft Co. is located in the former Creekside Vinyl store.

“I basically took a vinyl store there and added the workshop touch,” she said.

Schaffling said his history of creative craftsmanship includes making murals and nursery art, and then photography. She then started making vinyl, then laser workshops, then wood panels.

Schaffling said she was prepared to travel to do custom work, if needed.


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