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Tehachapi Treasure Trove to feature Jan Brottlund

First Friday in Downtown Tehachapi


Jan Brottlund

Jan Brottlund and Her Steampunk wall hangings.

On Friday Evening, March 2, from 5 to 8 p.m. Tehachapi Treasure Trove will again celebrate First Friday. The featured artist for March will be Jan Brottlund. Jan has been dabbling in all kinds of arts and crafts her whole life. At the Treasure Trove she is currently displaying steampunk, folded book art, iris paper folding, and an assortment of sewn, painted and string art pieces. She enjoys learning different crafts and experimenting with new ideas.

Jan started crafting as a child in northern Minnesota. Those cold winters require inside activities. She began with fabric arts: needlepoint, cross stitch, crocheting and sewing. She always has a blanket in the works. As her two sons grew older she has increased her craft work to include a number of other skills such as painting, steampunk and paper folding. Today, in addition to everything else she does, she still crochets dozens of sweaters and baby afghans for "Knits for Kids" an organization supplying fiber goods to children in need.

Born and raised in Silver Bay, Minnesota, a small town north of Duluth on the shores of Lake Superior, she dated her husband throughout high school. After she graduated, Jan attended technical school in Duluth and married her high school sweetheart. Her husband, Dave, joined the Air Force and for the next 20 years they moved where the Air Force sent them: Kansas City, Grand Forks N.D., Guam, Travis AFB and finally Edwards AFB.

After retiring from the Air Force, Dave worked for Boeing on base until his final retirement two years ago. They have lived in California City for 27 years and raised their two boys there. They will celebrate their 45th wedding anniversary in June.

Come join us to meet Jan, see her fun stuff and have some food and wine while listening to Art Larson on clarinet. Tehachapi Treasure Trove is located at 116 E Tehachapi Boulevard, right across the street from the water tower in Railroad Park. Hours are daily 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. (Sundays 11 to 4).

Be sure to stop by and see our collection of uncommonly eclectic and unusually unique stuff.

Remember we carry an extensive line of art and craft supplies and artist services along with yarn, music and a jewelry studio.

For additional information on any of our activities, classes and events, please call (661) 822-6794 or visit


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