Part 4 of our Gift Guide series brings us to ak the ever puzzling question, what about the stockings??? This is one of the trickier things…there is a limit to how much underwear one can fit into a sock. So find something that is the total package…beautiful, practical, unique and budget friendly. These little gifts can still be local and not break the bank. And you can always combine them in a basket to make a beautiful main gift. There really is something for everyone at the New Glasgow Farmers Market.
I will say again, at risk of sound like a broken record, that there is so much more that is not shown here and we have new vendors every week….so the best method of operation is come out every week!
Charlotte has been sewing and playing with fabric since childhood – watching her mother sew and making Barbie clothes from scraps got her started over 30 years ago!
She has gone from making clothes to completing Dalhousie University’s Costume Studies programme to quilting and even running industrial embroidery machines! While she has another full-time job, sewing and fabric remain her true passion!
About four years ago, Charlotte started Quilted Chaos – the outlet for her fabric and sewing obsessions! It’s allowed her to explore new projects and techniques like her baskets made from fabric wrapped cord.
“Sharing my love for fabric, colour and craft at Market is a highlight of my week!”
“Why do I like coming to be market?
The people! Friendly & welcoming!
The food! Fresh, local and delicious.
And the support we get from the community – makes getting up early so worth it!”
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:
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!