Saturday, December 8, 2007

Resources List

Hey, guys, I thought we could start a resource list for artists and craftspeople in the Maritimes -- so that we can share great local shops or online sources with other East Coasters.

I though we could organize them into categories, eventually.

Here's a few of my favourites:

YARN
Have a Yarn, Mahone Bay, NS -- one of the best local yarn shops I've ever seen, this store on Mahone Bay's Main Street is packed full of the best handcrafted local and imported yarns, plus some great commercial lines, patterns, accessories and more. Run by VERY knowledgeable people, too.

BEADS
Java Bead, Bridgewater, NS -- no website yet. Java Bead has just opened on Bridgewater's main street (conveniently located next to the pub!) and has a lovely selection of top quality beads and semi precious stones. They have some wonderful sterling fittings, crystals, lampwork beads and offer a series of classes in jewelry making. Recommended!

4 comments:

Paula said...

My favourite local Halifax yarn shop a tiny treasure chest.
L.K.Yarns Inc http://www.lkyarns.com/
My absolute favourite yarn.
Fleece Artist
http://www.fleeceartist.com/
Other local yarn shops
The Loop Craft Café http://www.theloophalifax.ca/
Tangled Skeins - Dartmouth (no website)
In The Valley
Gaspereau Valley Fibres
http://www.gaspereauvalleyfibres.ca
Briggs & Little
http://www.briggsandlittle.com/wool/default.htm
On the Northumberland Shore
River John Needle Company
http://www.lismoresheepfarmwoolshop.com/needles/about.htm
Lismore Sheep Farm
http://www.lismoresheepfarmwoolshop.com/
In New Brunswick
London-Wul Fibre Arts
http://www.thewoolworks.com/welcome.htm
Local designers.
Lucy Neatby
http://www.tradewindknits.com/
Ilga Leja Handknit Design
http://www.ilgaleja.com/index.html
Perl Grey
http://perlgrey.com/index.html

ScotiaMade said...

paula has covered all my yarny thoughts :)

Ashton's Art said...

I love Have a Yarn in Mahone Bay! I haven't ventured to the new bead store in Bridgewater. That is definitely on my to do list for the holidays.

AprilDawn said...

Heya! There is a shop in Tantallon, Purklefrog lol, its a geat little shop.
http://www.purklefrog.com/

I'll think of some more :)