This scarf seemed the perfect item to share on Earth Day.
This scarf has been dyed purely by using leaves and their natural pigments. The silk scarf features the leaf prints of peonies and maple collected from the garden, plus random abstract lines and patterns in the shaded of olive and black. The scarf is made of silk and measures 11″x58″.
This one-of-a-kind scarf sells for $25 CAD (plus GST and $3 shipping). If you are interested you can contact us by email at email@example.com .
One of the retailers that carry my hand knit items is Talisman Books and Gallery on Pender Island. It is a great shop full of new and used books, toys, gifts, craft and art. Just recently I dropped off some new items to Talisman, many with a nod to Canadiana.
One of the items is this Bottle Sweater, it fits a the standard beer bottle, keeps it cold, and adds a lot of style. The Bottle Sweaters are made of 100% produced and milled Canadian wool, hand dyed in natural dyes, and knit by hand. The wooden embellishment is also handmade and woodburned…one of a kind.
The Bottle Sweaters make a great eco-friendly handmade gift or a treat for yourself.
Today’s image is a Coffee Sweater from our Woods Collection and an image of McKenzie Ponds in Red Deer, Alberta.
I’ve decided I am going to try something new with my blogging and other social media with Handmade in Canada, I’ve decided to combine images of Canada with the items. Many of the items I make are produced on long road trips, and for followers on Instagram they will recall projects being knit in Calgary, Edmonton, through the Rockies, in Vancouver and on the ferry (okay A LOT of knitting gets done on the ferry and waiting for the ferry!). I’ve decided to share the countryside I see while I knit.
One thing that will surely be interesting is how my color choices reflect the colors in nature. The golden tones of the Coffee Sweater are so similar to the dry grass of early spring, while the indigo blue is clearly inspired by water and sky.
As always, the Coffee Sweater is made of 100% produced and milled Canadian wool, and dyed in natural dyes. The natural dyes used in this piece are pomegranate, turmeric, lac, and indigo. Of course the Coffee Sweater is hand knit and the wood embellishment I have also made and woodburned the motif by hand.
If you would like to see more handmade items, check out our SHOP.
Well I just got in from a walk and realized it is still mitten season! This pair of fingerless mitts has just been posted in the SHOP section of the Handmade in Canada website.
The mittens are made of 100% Canadian produced wool. I then hand dye the wool in natural dyes; this pair has been dyed in lac. The mittens I then knit by hand. In addition to pattern and texture detail at the wrist, the mitts are also beaded. These are a truly one-of-a-kind item.
The mitts are sized to fit a woman’s medium or large hand. They have a little more coverage over the fingers than the average fingerless mitt in order to keep out the chill of Canadian weather.
We have one pair only of these mitts available and they are priced at $45.00 CAD plus GST and shipping ($5.00). Currently we only ship within Canada.
If you are interested in the mitts, feel free to send us an email, we can then arrange payment through Paypal and send the mittens to you.
The website has been filled with a whole range of new items that we are excited to share with you. We will be profiling more items over the coming days and weeks.
After weeks and weeks of knitting, the shop has finally been updated. There are a ton of new items and we are pretty excited about sharing them with you. All our items are naturally dyed by hand and made by hand too. If you have a moment check it out.
Also at the bottom of the site are our social media links. We can be found on Facebook and Instagram (@handmadeincanada), plus you can hit the follow button to follow the blog. I hope you will follow along and see all the cool items we are making.