Elora Handmade Market

Posts from Instagram regarding the first Elora Handmade Market Sunday October 23, 2016 10am-4pm at The Barn, Wellington Museum and Archives, 536 Wellington Road 18, Elora, Ontario
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4. When? I made my first felted hat this bowler in December of 2008! My business didn't really get started for several years due to a couple of run-ins with cancer. This beauty made from a finer trends pattern with @topsyfarms yarn started it all though. Still worn today by my mom. I use merino wool now and have a bunch of different styles of my own available this Sunday @elorahandmademarket in the Barn at #wellingtoncountymuseum between #Fergus & #Elora near #Guelph. 10-4…

4. When? I made my first felted hat this bowler in December of 2008! My business didn't really get started for several years due to a couple of run-ins with cancer. This beauty made from a finer trends pattern with @topsyfarms yarn started it all though. Still worn today by my mom. I use merino wool now and have a bunch of different styles of my own available this Sunday @elorahandmademarket in the Barn at #wellingtoncountymuseum between #Fergus & #Elora near #Guelph. 10-4…

2. What? d) I made a few prototype cat toys (needle felted wool with catnip rolled and needled in the centre) and since I don't have a cat I took them to 5 friends who do. When 5 months later they were still playing with them I figured I should make them for sale. I should have a dozen or so on Sunday @elorahandmademarket  #catnip #cattoy #elora #guelph #fergus #wellingtoncountymuseum #craftshow #elorahandmademarket - http://ift.tt/2dZWgvI

Lynn's Lids wool catnip balls - get them for your feline friends at

It's hopping at the #elorahandmademarket ! - http://ift.tt/2edrdNr

It's hopping at the #elorahandmademarket ! - http://ift.tt/2edrdNr

We are here! #elorahandmademarket @elorahandmademarket #wellingtoncountymuseum #elora#guelph #fergus - http://ift.tt/2dyZ1Gw

We are here! #elorahandmademarket @elorahandmademarket #wellingtoncountymuseum #elora#guelph #fergus - http://ift.tt/2dyZ1Gw

Today is the day! See you @elorahandmademarket ! #elorahandmademarket #elora #fergus #guelph #handmadeincanada #canadianmaker #canadianartisan - http://ift.tt/2ezpUI8

Don't forget to tell your friends & family about the hippest crafts show coming to Elora!

So this whole packing your car for a show in your garage the night (or 2) before while the wind howls outside in the wet cold night is AMAZING for a former Torontonian. See you in #elora on Sunday folks! #elorahandmademarket #fergus #guelph #craftshow #artisanlife - http://ift.tt/2e96OZR

So this whole packing your car for a show in your garage the night (or 2) before while the wind howls outside in the wet cold night is AMAZING for a former Torontonian. See you in #elora on Sunday folks! #elorahandmademarket #fergus #guelph #craftshow #artisanlife - http://ift.tt/2e96OZR

5. Why? Why do I do this? Especially since I have a repetitive strain injury on my cancer surgery side from knitting & needle felting? Because I love it when someone tries on a hat that is perfect for them and comes back to me 3 years later telling me it's still their favourite hat and I know it will last and keep them warm and dry for many more years. I love the process: hand knitting the fact that felting is a little bit magic every time it happens and if I can leave them alone until they…

5. Why? Why do I do this? Especially since I have a repetitive strain injury on my cancer surgery side from knitting & needle felting? Because I love it when someone tries on a hat that is perfect for them and comes back to me 3 years later telling me it's still their favourite hat and I know it will last and keep them warm and dry for many more years. I love the process: hand knitting the fact that felting is a little bit magic every time it happens and if I can leave them alone until they…

There are a bunch of stages in making my #woolball #ornaments. Shown here are the first 3: 1. Measure roving. 2. Needle into balls. 3. Wet felt balls #handmade #elorahandmademarket - http://ift.tt/2ennorX

There are a bunch of stages in making my #woolball #ornaments. Shown here are the first 3: 1. Measure roving. 2. Needle into balls. 3. Wet felt balls #handmade #elorahandmademarket - http://ift.tt/2ennorX

Some days you just need to make an #oriole. Limited edition (i.e. The only one). Available this weekend @elorahandmademarket ! #elorahandmademarket #elora #fergus #guelph #craftshow - http://ift.tt/2eky5Kl

Some days you just need to make an #oriole. Limited edition (i.e. The only one). Available this weekend @elorahandmademarket ! #elorahandmademarket #elora #fergus #guelph #craftshow - http://ift.tt/2eky5Kl

3. Where? d) I took over the formal dining room in our new digs on Amherst Island happy to finally have the space to create and show my work! So this is where I work apologies for the mess but I'm madly making making making for @elorahandmademarket this Sunday! #elorahandmademarket #meetthemaker #elora #fergus - http://ift.tt/2eikHoP

3. Where? d) I took over the formal dining room in our new digs on Amherst Island happy to finally have the space to create and show my work! So this is where I work apologies for the mess but I'm madly making making making for @elorahandmademarket this Sunday! #elorahandmademarket #meetthemaker #elora #fergus - http://ift.tt/2eikHoP

3.Where? c) the Barn at the #wellingtoncountymuseum is where we are at this Sunday for @elorahandmademarket from 10-4. Over 55 artisans live music and food for a good cause! Photo from doorsopenontario.on.ca #elora #fergus #guelph #elorabeauty #elorahandmademarket - http://ift.tt/2e5VK0B

3.Where? c) the Barn at the #wellingtoncountymuseum is where we are at this Sunday for @elorahandmademarket from 10-4. Over 55 artisans live music and food for a good cause! Photo from doorsopenontario.on.ca #elora #fergus #guelph #elorabeauty #elorahandmademarket - http://ift.tt/2e5VK0B

2. Where? b) Lynn's Lids began in Toronto. We lived between Little India & the Beach and it was fantastic to be there with parks and people and so much culture. But this year it was time to go. Thanks Toronto! @elorahandmademarket #elorahandmademarket - http://ift.tt/2elaYNA

2. Where? b) Lynn's Lids began in Toronto. We lived between Little India & the Beach and it was fantastic to be there with parks and people and so much culture. But this year it was time to go. Thanks Toronto! @elorahandmademarket #elorahandmademarket - http://ift.tt/2elaYNA

Day 3. Where? This could mean a few things so I'm going to break it up over the day again... a) where I am right now is on the south east tip of Amherst island watching the sun rise. A little calm before the production storm today for Sunday's @elorahandmademarket #sunrise  #amherstisland #elorahandmademarket - http://ift.tt/2ehIxkM

Day 3. Where? This could mean a few things so I'm going to break it up over the day again... a) where I am right now is on the south east tip of Amherst island watching the sun rise. A little calm before the production storm today for Sunday's @elorahandmademarket #sunrise #amherstisland #elorahandmademarket - http://ift.tt/2ehIxkM

2. What? b) I started making needle felted ornaments 5 years ago for holiday shows but was only making Santas (not nearly as adorable as this guy) and snowmen until a couple of years ago when I got tired of the same 2 things... so I expanded a bit and then did a 100 day challenge where I made an ornament every day for 100 days. Want to get good at something? Do it consistently for 100 days in a row and push through around day 50 when you start questioning your sanity. See all of the…

2. What? b) I started making needle felted ornaments 5 years ago for holiday shows but was only making Santas (not nearly as adorable as this guy) and snowmen until a couple of years ago when I got tired of the same 2 things... so I expanded a bit and then did a 100 day challenge where I made an ornament every day for 100 days. Want to get good at something? Do it consistently for 100 days in a row and push through around day 50 when you start questioning your sanity. See all of the…

2. What? (I'll keep answering this question throughout the day) a) My primary product is wind proof & waterproof hand knit felted wool hats. I started by using someone else's pattern but soon found that the fun is in creating your own designs and patterns. Sure there is trial and error there but I use the flops in other ways (my tea cosy is a badly patterned hat!) so nothing is wasted. Shown in this great photo taken by @studioluma with @northernsmittens and @bluehousejenn are my cloche…

2. What? (I'll keep answering this question throughout the day) a) My primary product is wind proof & waterproof hand knit felted wool hats. I started by using someone else's pattern but soon found that the fun is in creating your own designs and patterns. Sure there is trial and error there but I use the flops in other ways (my tea cosy is a badly patterned hat!) so nothing is wasted. Shown in this great photo taken by @studioluma with @northernsmittens and @bluehousejenn are my cloche…

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