Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Winter Wonders : Call for Vendors

Hello fellow makers, the flock and gather craft collective is happy to announce that we are now accepting vendor applications for the Winter Wonders Handmade Market December 4 & 5

Click here for more details about becoming a vendor

Use our online application form to apply by September 14, 2015 and email your product photos to using the appropriate subject line and file names.

We will send you a confirmation email after your application form AND photos have been received.

Good Luck and Happy Making!

Saturday, August 22, 2015

Vendor Profile: James Art Studio

My name is Kathryn Dueck, I am a mobile certified custom picture framer and am the owner/operator of James Art Studio, a business that specializes in custom framing and conservation framing. I work with my clients to choose a design that both works with art and with your decor. I have worked with clients to frame those pieces which are near and dear to their hearts such as a wishbone, needlework, petit point, hand made prints, posters, jerseys, paper art, oils, pastels, charcoal, certificates, acrylics etc. 

Below is a highlight of one of my service calls:
had the privilege of getting to know Lyn Besse McGinnis (she is a singer and songwriter  and she entrusted me with the framing of the artwork titled “Veil of Tamar” plus the framing of her release CD “Veil of Tamar” and the jacket.
We started with the piece of Art first. I suggested that we go with frames that were intricate in design to be reflect of the depth of culture of Tamar’s time (Biblical). We started with the outside moulding which worked but we felt that it was not enough – it brought out some of the image. I suggested an inside moulding (frame) that should be white. We tried various options but the one we chose drew your eye into the piece and the design added layers to the culture – Veil of Tamar – added layers – hidden.
The combination was breathtaking.
The CD was dressed with handmade paper with the lyrics of the song printed on it plus the same moulding that was used on the portrait of the “Veil of Tamar“. This use of the same moulding ties these two pieces together but also allows them to stand on their own.

Friday, August 7, 2015

Vendor Profile: Mimi & Lala


My mom taught me to sew, and I grew up making things I loved. Now I sew things my little girl loves. It all started with shoes (doesn't it always?) when she was 1 month old. My shoes and boots are made with soft fabrics so as not to bind little feet as they grow and develop. 3 years later, and I still love to create things that make her smile! 

You can find Mimi & Lala on Instagram @mimi_and_lala, Facebook and email.

Vendor Profile: Uncle Mike's All Natural Products

Uncle Mike’s All Natural Products began in 2009 when, as a climber, I needed a salve to strengthen and repair my dry and damaged hands. I started researching natural oils and the healing powers of essential oils. As I read and learned about their powerful natural properties, I wanted to experiment and create other products. This led to numerous experiments in the kitchen and a collection of products. As word spread, I began to hand out samples to friends and family. It didn’t take long before my friends and family were spreading the word and I was receiving requests for a natural replacement for other everyday products. After salve came deodorant, then toothpaste and soap, shampoo, laundry soap, aftershave, muscle mud, perfumes, room deodorizers, incense, and the list keeps growing! 

While I feel I have perfected many of my products, I continue to enjoy the artistic and scientific aspect of creating new products and new blends and will always be in the process of creating the next new natural alternative. All of my products are hand made in small batches using only steam distilled essential oils and cold pressed vegetable oils. No synthetic colours, fragrances or additives so that you get the purest most natural product. 

You can always find a full selection of products at and stay up to date with my adventures and new products by following me on Instagram (unclemikesnatural) Twitter (@umnatural), and my Facebook (Uncle Mike's All Natural Products).

Thursday, August 6, 2015

Vendor Profile: Just Sewing

Natasha Just of Just Sewing began playing with fabric on her grandmother’s sewing machine when she was a little girl and still uses this vintage machine today. For over ten years she has been passionate about quilting--combining fabrics in both traditional and modern patterns. After becoming a mother, she began sewing one-of-a-kind baby blankets with colourful, inspiring fabrics. Both pre-made and custom nursery sets are available, including crib sheets, change pad covers and blankets in coordinating fabrics. Remnant fabric is used to create smaller items such as toys and bandana bibs for babies and toddlers, and lavender-scented eye pillows for mamas who need to relax. Diaper inserts for cloth diapers made from hemp/organic cotton fabric are also available. Finding creative ways to minimize unused material is one of the most challenging joys of her business. Just Sewing has recently acquired a large-scale quilting machine and both full-size and mini quilts will soon be available. Natasha is currently working on finding new ways to incorporate quilting into many of her products.

You can find Just Sewing on Facebook or email.

Wednesday, August 5, 2015

Vendor Profile: Village Green

We are a thrift store that receives vintage items and would like to highlight them. We are affiliated with Mennonite Central Committee which provides global efforts in peace, relief and development. We also try to help the local community in any way that we can. 

You can find Village Green on Facebook and email

Tuesday, August 4, 2015

Vendor Profile: Rebecca King Design Studio

Rebecca King is a Canadian fashion designer, who began working in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan in 2005. Her REBECCA KING label focuses on tailored women’s coats and casual wear. Her garments can be found in boutiques and tradeshows across Western Canada. In an industry dominated by overseas production, Rebecca strives to maintain a strong local presence in Canadian fashion. All of her garments are made in Saskatchewan and Alberta using materials from North America.

Rebecca King was named a Mercedes-Benz Startup Top 20 Emerging Canadian Designer in 2012 and 2013.

You can find Rebecca King on Instagram @rebeccakingfashion Twitter @rebeccaking_ca, email and online.

Vendor Profile : Swish & Craft


My name is Savannah Mae and I work under the name Swish & Craft, the word "Swish" was created by my mom and her friend when they were younger and it became interchangeable with the word, "relaxing" or just generally taking time for yourself. Swishing is essentially what I am doing while I am crafting. I create my hoop art while swished on my couch & marathon-ing really bad t.v. I am not going to lie, the majority of the hoop art for this show was made while watching an embarrassing amount of Keeping up with the Kardashians. I have explored a wide variety of creative mediums during my 28 years, but, embroidery was what has stuck with me the most. My embroidery work showcases my sassy sense of humor through sayings and imagery that are easily relatable or it is a modern spin on positive affirmations. I always said that there was so much beauty in the world that I didn't know what to do with my hands, but I think I finally figured it out, and I am grateful that I get to share it with the lovely people of Saskatoon. 

 You can find Swish & Craft (and her teeny tiny dogs) Instagram @shittyweekend!, online and on Etsy

Monday, August 3, 2015

Vendor Profile: Starseed Vintage

I have been collecting vintage clothing, shoes, and accessories for years and can't wait to reveal the collection to Saskatoon. I source only the best quality vintage from the 60s-90s for girls and women who love retro style. Etsy shop to follow! 

You can find Starseed Vintage on Instagram @sarahwindy, online or email.

Sunday, August 2, 2015

Vendor Profile: Spin It

I live just outside of Saskatoon . I started out with angora rabbits and now have alpacas and angora goats. I shear my animals and process (wash,pick,card spin)it into yarn. Mostly hand dyed and painted. 

You can find Spirit on Facebook

Vendor Profile : Soulfari Jewelry

Sarah Anderson is the jewelry designer for burgeoning company, Soulfari Jewelry, based in Saskatoon, SK. The unique name Soulfari comes from the blending of two words, "soul" and "safari". Safari means journey in Swahili, and Soulfari is meant to embody a meaningful journey. 

Sarah finds inspiration in faraway lands like Greece, Morocco, India, and Nepal, and blends this with her personal aesthetic using a rich palette of colours and textures. Soulfari Jewelry's aesthetic could be described as refined, edgy, and bohemian. 

Her materials are sourced both locally and abroad, including components from France, Turkey, and Thailand, as well as leather from a local farm and bullet casings from local hunters. She works with semiprecious stones in many of her pieces as well as other natural materials like hand-etched bison leather, bone beads, and dyed cotton thread. Many steps go into most pieces with weaving, metal plating, etching, beading, dyeing, and drilling happening often! 

You can find Soulfari on Instagram/Twitter @soulfarijewelry and online.

Saturday, August 1, 2015

Vendor Profile - Small Shapes Pottery

Small Shapes is a small handmade ceramics and jewelry studio produced by Leeane Berger. Inspired by simplicity and shape, each product is created by hand with a focus on maintaining the handmade character of each piece, whether functional or an intimate piece of decor. Every handmade Small Shapes vessel is a one-of-a-kind, hand painted, stoneware useable piece of art and design. Small Shapes studio is based in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan and continues to evolve with a current emphasis on classic tableware, limited edition vessels, bottles, hand thrown beaded jewelry and rings.

You can find Small Shapes on Instagram @smallshapespottery, Facebook or email

Vendor Profile - Skrap

skräp: a Swedish word for junk. 

Hoarding vintage/antique items has been a hobby of mine for years. I decided to turn it into a business opportunity in 2013. Hence skräp was conceived as a pop-up shop offering vintage and retro household items and accessories. Recently I added to the collection some handmade stationery items that are inspired by vintage floral prints as I'm a sucker for color and pattern. I recycle paper from half-used notebooks and notepads and remnants from other paper projects. 

You can find skräp at the 33rd Street Market, on Facebook  or email

Vendor Profile - ReMade Goods

ReMadeGoods are crafted from 100% upcycled material. Scraps such as old mop heads, used sweaters, cotton from vitamin bottles, plastic and paper packaging as well as other found odds and ends are assembled into fiber wall art. Many of the current goods are made from waste collected from the 2015 Saskatchewan Jazz Festival, construction sites and recycle bins throughout the city. These ReMadeGoods are a playful nod to 1970s wall art and make macrame modern by encouraging us to examine our relationship with waste.

You can find ReMade Goods on Instagram @remadegoods, online or email .