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First up today we have Alexis of Wapta Knitting Co.

1. What do you make/sell?

Hand knit accessories for children and adults such as toques and cowls.

2. Why do you make/sell it? What inspires your work?

My work is inspired by the need for warm accessories in winter that people love to wear. I love to be outdoors and design each item with consideration of warmth and comfort when playing outside, while being aesthetically nice as well.

3. Is there anything you’d like to tell others about what you do?

All items are designed and hand knit in Calgary of 100% merino wool

You can find Wapta Knitting Co here:

Twitter: @waptaknittingco

Instagram: @waptaknittingco

Facebook: www.facebook.com/waptaknittingco

 


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Next up we have Amanda of Jewelry by Amanda.

1. What do you make/sell?

I make bohemian inspired jewelry with precious gems and healing crystals. I believe in maintaining the raw beauty of the crystals therefore I do not use machines to alter them in any way. My primary technique to create my jewelry is through the use of simple yet elegant wire wrapping. My line consists of necklaces, pendants, rings, body chains, hand chains, head chains, bracelets, anklets, chokers, earrings, and midi rings.

2. Why do you make/sell it? What inspires your work?

In late December I came home from Thailand feeling incredibly inspired to pursue my dreams of starting my own business. I did not know that my business was going to be jewelry based until I walked into my first crystal shop and began making necklaces for my friends and family for Christmas presents. I fell in love with creating custom and unique pieces for the ones dearest to me and decided to open up my Etsy shop on February 1st 2015 so I could spread the love worldwide.

3. Is there anything you’d like to tell others about what you do?

I value the ability to customize anything in this world to suit you best. I pride myself in being able to make a necklace (or any piece of jewelry) right from scratch at my booth. My customer can choose their crystal, wire, and chain and I will have a completely custom piece for them in under 5 minutes. I am so passionate about what I do for a living and I am thankful to be able to do something that I love. I put a great amount of time and effort into ensuring my pieces are beautiful and unique. I can’t wait to share them with you!

You can find Jewelry by Amanda here:

Instagram: @JewelrybyAmandaYYC

Facebook: www.facebook.com/jewelrybyamandacalgary

 

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Next up we have Callie of Diesel Clay.

Why do I make pottery?

Because what we take into our bodies is so important. How we take it in can be equally as important.

Treat your food as precious. It is. Don’t waste it, but don’t be shy about sharing it either, especially with loved ones. We connect over food. Shared meals nourish you, and the people you care about. Take your time with preparation, and don’t stress out over it. This applies to a quiet lunch by yourself, and to a boisterous weekend yard party. It applies to large family gatherings and intimate first dates. Some of the best food is “peasant food”, simple to prepare and delicious. Present your meals beautifully, effortlessly, and considerately. Take a moment to admire your plate before you eat. Take in all the luxurious colours, crisp textures and heady aromas. Treat your food as precious, because so are you.

Pottery adds an extra sense of the hand to passing a serving dish, to enjoying a post-dinner coffee in a cup that fits your lips and fingers. It can offer an extra sense of abundance, an extra layer of appreciation to a meal. I design wares that have a sense of comfort, substance and physical and visual texture that aren’t commonly available in stores. My work is a luxury to use, but a luxury that you should use every day.

You can find Diesel Clay here:

Instagram: @dieselclay

website: www.dieselclay.com

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Next we have Chantal of Knitatude.

1. What do you make/sell?

I make massive chunky hand knit winter lovelies. Wool cowls, infinity scarves, beanies, headbands, clutches, blankets – you name it.

2. Why do you make/sell it? What inspires your work?

I started knitting only a few years ago and it was driven by one thing: Comfort. I am such a pleasure seeker. Is it plushy, is it soft, will it make me warm? I’m the girl you can find in huge knit scarves, over sized sweaters, tights and woolly socks all winter long. Knitatude is based off that: being super comfy and chic at the same time.

3. Is there anything you’d like to tell others about what you do?

I’m a huge advocate for learning a new craft. I hold weekly open Stitch N’ Bitch Nights (Knit Nights) at the Starbucks across from SAIT (16th Ave and 10 ST NW). They are every Thursday from 6:30-9:30. It’s the perfect way to whip out the needles, or learn from a few pros and newbies alike. The nights are usually filled with a lot of laughter, advice and curse words thrown here and there. Oh! I also take custom orders. I love to let my creativity fly.

You can find Knitatude here:

Instagram: @knitatude

Facebook: facebook.com/knitatude

Website/Blog: knitatude.com

Twitter: @knitatude

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Finally for today we have Kat of Wee Thing Me.

1. What do you make/sell?

Original designed crocheted animals that have their own personalities and stories. I also have reversible water-resistant bibs for babies and aprons for toddlers.

2. Why do you make/sell it? What inspires your work?

I have always enjoyed making things. I love the process: starting with an idea, then solving the puzzle of translating it.

3. Is there anything you’d like to tell others about what you do?

I am always accepting custom orders or ideas for the next line of animals.

You can find Wee Thing Me here:

Facebook: www.facebook.com/WeeThingMee

Twitter: @WeeThingMee

Instagram: @WeeThingMee

Website: www.WeeThingMee.com

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