Fibre artist Ruth Mackay gathers snippets from Cobweb Woollies, Lismore Sheep Farm , Briggs & Little, and local thrift stores to pursue her art on the sixth generation Mackay family homestead in Lyon’s Brook, Pictou County.
Snippets are textile whimsies created from local and upcycled natural fibres, following artistic tradition, and beautifying life. Inspired by Beatrix Potter’s The Tailor of Gloucester wherein the tailor muses, “there is no more left over in snippets than will serve to make tippets for mice”, even the tiniest snippets of yarn, fleece, and fabric find their place in playthings, giftware, décor accents, and wardrobe accessories.
Snippets offer a whimsical twist on traditional fibre arts including:
- Playthings ~ stuffies, large and small
- Giftware ~ book marks, cards, gift bags
- Décor ~ tea cosies, trivets, chair pads, coasters, stuffies, Christmas ornaments
- Accessories ~ bangles, boot toppers, broaches, necklaces, purses, hats & scarves
Snippets are also Versatile ~ combining beauty and function. They are washable and safe ~ no buttons, to prevent choking hazards in young children and the best part? They are affordable ~ value pricing available for multiple purchases of select items.
Custom orders are always welcome, perhaps a family heirloom blanket! Gift certificates and mail orders are are available and the best part about that is that Snippets are lightweight for ease of shipping!
Find Snippets on Facebook and see Ruth this Saturday and every 4th Saturday at the New Glasgow Farmers Market!