Friday, November 30, 2012

Winter Wonders Artisan Profile: Remnant

Located in the city of Saskatoon, in the middle of the prairies, we really dig steel, adore design and love people.  Using these passions we provide custom design and steel cutting. Utilizing recycled metals whenever possible, we specialize in house address numbers, signs, modern decor and more. 

Remnant is a creative collaboration between friends Naomi Ziolkowski and Elizabeth Loeppky; two prairie girls at heart, our love of designing and creating led us to start Remnant.  We work to find the perfect designs, then cut and fabricate steel that people can love as their own.

Thursday, November 29, 2012

Craft night pictures!

Our most recent Flock and Gather craft night was such a great time - lots of new faces and old friends came to make gift cards, garlands, and washi tape. All the glitter, stamps, fancy tapes, and lovely papers made it easy to be inspired. Thanks to everyone who came out for the pre-Christmas fun, and thanks to the Mendel for allowing us to use your space once again!

Winter Wonders Artisan Profile: The Maker of it All

Stephanie Canning is a recent graduate from the University of Saskatchewan, where she studied printmaking and sculpture. She creates sewn accessories, home decor, and soft sculptures from new and vintage fabrics. In addition to creating her "Maker of it All" line, Stephanie works part-time at the Saskatchewan Craft Council as an Exhibitions and Education Coordinator. She finds great inspiration in Saskatchewan's growing craft community, and hopes that her handmade and one-of-a-kind works can bring a little bit of enjoyment to someone's day.

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Winter Wonders Artisan Profile: Quirks & Twists Jewelry

I am a local independent artist who creates unique handcrafted jewelry using reclaimed vintage pieces, metals, gemstones, glass and whatever else comes my way.

I have always been drawn to handmade art; I’ve been crafting and making things since childhood – one of my earliest memories is painting with my grandma. I am self-taught and have been designing and making jewelry since 2003. I started with the basics and quickly discovered my love for beads, beads and more beads! My styles have changed over the years and I am now primarily working with vintage pieces which I combine with new materials resulting in one-of-a-kind pieces.

Find Quirks and Twists Jewelry on Facebook

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Winter Wonder Artisan Profile: Andronyk Jewelry

I just recently moved to Saskatchewan from Vancouver. Having just completed schooling as a Goldsmith, I am now working on many projects and look forward to the winter where I can work on my newest collection. I use materials of the highest quality, and recycle metals when I can. For more information on my work, please visit my website at

Got extra craft supplies you could spare?

We received the follow call for craft supplies. Please help if you can. Thanks!

Hi Friends!
I work for a non-profit organization, International Women of Saskatoon. We work with immigrants and refugees and our focus is on helping women. Recently we haven't been getting any funding for women's programs so we're relying on donations and volunteers to run our Just4Women series. We're trying to start

a Craft N' Chat class where women can come and do crafts, meet other women and share their stories.
We need some volunteers for this program and also a donation of craft supplies. If anyone is doing a purge of crafting materials, we would be happy to take it off your hands.

Some of the things we need:

Knitting Needles
Fabric and Felt
Hemp or other (for bracelets)
Paint and Brushes
Drawing paper or sketchbooks

Any other craft supplies are welcome, as we are trying to make this an ongoing class

We also have a Facebook page under our organization's name if you want to look at some of the things we've been doing.

Thanks a bunch!

Renata Cosic
LINC Program Assistant
International Women of Saskatoon
412-230 Avenue R South
Saskatoon, SK, S7M 2Z1
306-978-6611, ext 229

Monday, November 26, 2012

Winter Wonders Artisan Profile: Uncle Mike's

Uncle Mike is your friendly neighborhood source for natural products. All of his products are made using only natural ingredients. Some of Uncle Mike’s best selling products include his Soaps, Deodorant, Healing Salve, Muscle Mud, and Lip Balm. He has over 20 varieties of soap including Strictly Mint, Black Licorice, Man Bar, Plain Old Soap and Foaming Hand Soap. Some of his newest products include Lavender Body Butter, Yoga Mat Spray, and Belly Balm for pregnant moms. Uncle Mike is always creating new products and is working to offer a replacement product for everything in your medicine cabinet.

Friday, November 23, 2012

Winter Wonders Artisan Profile: Something from Nothing

Something From Nothing began as a business based on circumstances, but soon transformed into one based on a lifestyle. Local artisan, Karen Boldt, has always lived a life of frugality, so it is only natural that her creative business took on this same persona. Upon entering several thrift stores in the area, she recognized an abundance of old wool sweaters and the need to find a new use for them. In 2009, she began her venture crafting these cast offs into soft and very warm mittens. These well-loved hand warmers for prairie winters soon made their debut at many craft and trade shows in the Saskatoon area and are now available online at Something From Nothing Mittens are the perfect combination of eco-friendly materials with a trendy flair making great gifts for yourself or your shivering friends and relatives.


Artisans this weekend!

Looking for something awesome to do this weekend to get out of the cold? Head over to Artisans at the TCU building for some gorgeous art to fill your home or for Christmas gifts. Print the jpg below for a discount on admission. And make sure to check out their website for more info.

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Can you feel the excitement?

As we are inching closer and closer to one of the most anticipated events of the holiday season - Winter Wonders Handmade Market of course - you should soon be spotting our lovely posters out on the streets and in shops. The poster was designed by our own Shauna Buck and each poster was lovingly screen printed by Walden Sweet. They are gorgeous to say the least.

This sale we will also be having a flock and gather merchandise table. All funds going 100% towards bringing you more amazing crafty fun events. These will be limited edition pieces, cups and tote bags. They won't last long so come early and help support flock and gather in their quest to serve up some art and craft fun in the new year. 

Please think about the importance of shopping local and supporting independent artists.
If you have to buy this Christmas why not buy handmade?

Awesome pin by Button Empire on Etsy

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Cathy Terepocki Studio Sale

Well in case you haven't heard the sad news, Saskatoon is losing the ever lovely Cathy Terepocki. So if you want one last chance to see and grab one, or two or three pieces of her amazing work for yourself then you'd better not miss her studio sale. One day only this Sunday from 1pm to 4pm. 

Of course you can still find her work on Broadway at the Better Good. But this will be a great opportunity to pick up some new work or old stock and seconds in both dishes and jewllery. 

221 31st Street. W. Saskatoon (back alley studio entrance)  

Winter Wonders Artisan Profile: Ornamentation

A professional graphic designer by day and a maker by night, weekends and vacations. Vivian offers you less plastic bling and more simplicity and elegance with her handmade, ceramic ornaments.

Find out more on facebook

Monday, November 19, 2012

Winter Wonders Artisan Profile: Ookie Ookie

Ookieookie is the work of artist, illustrator and graphic designer, Ryan Schmidt. He currently works and lives in Saskatoon with his wife, two children, a dog and a cat. His products include original acrylic paintings and pet portraits, prints of original paintings and illustrations, handpressed buttons and cards.

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