- Education & Outreach
Each year, we host about 50 artisans from Manitoba and across Canada, who sell their creations in our Hand-Made Village. Clothing, ceramics, jewelry and woodworking are just a few of the types of work represented in the village.
The Hand-Made Village celebrates the long-standing history that folk art and crafts shares with folk music festivals. Come and discover original works, each as unique as the artisans who create them. Every piece is a one-of-a-kind treasure! Here are the artisans and crafters you’ll find in the Hand-Made Village at the 2013 Festival.
Traditional metal smithing and leather working techniques are used to make eco-friendly jewellery and accessories.
Agnès Fréchette Designs
Beautiful embroidered leather and Métis inspired clothing and guitar straps.
Taking the art of weaving and creating graphic, urban designs for the street.
Lisa & Sean Reico
Inspired by nature and minimalist design, dconstruct jewellery incorporates sustainably harvested fibers and materials sourced from artisan communities in developing countries.
Wearable art designed out of vintage silverware with Swarovski crystals, pearls, sea glass, and beads.
Endeavours Studio and Workshop
Marc Liss & Malcom Brown
Unique jewellery hand carved in Manitoba that showcases the natural beauty found in wood as well as deer, moose and caribou antler.
David Krindle & Alan Lacovetsky
Functional and sculptural high quality stoneware.
Flatlanders Soap Co.
Sarah Corrine & Doug Fox
Natural, hand-crafted soap, bamboo soap dishes and felted soap. The soaps are lightly scented with essential oils and have a rich, moisturizing lather.
2 – Sumak Designs
Susan McIlwain | sumakdesigns.com
A jewellery collection inspired by nature. A diverse range of pieces made from the finest available materials, silver, bronze, copper, precious and semi-precious stones and vintage glass.
In addition to great looking, tonally superior guitars, Hamm-tone Guitars offer Manitoba’s only guitar building course.
Heartsease Inc .
Heartsease soaps and skincare products are 100% natural, made of the finest plant-based organic and food-grade ingredients.
Wildly bohemian and down-to-earth eco-friendly, honeybea designhive is best known for its original bumwarmers and button bags.
Mama Pacha is dedicated to making all-natural herbal products that are petroleum free and affordable.
MEME* Tees Clothing Co.
Faye Hellner, Reeya Abrams and Ethel Amihude
One-of-a-kind designs created from recycled cotton T-shirts: hundreds of beautifully designed dresses in sizes for babies, children, adults and maternity wear.
MOCKER Tailor-Made Leisure
Julia Wake and Jillian Ramsay
Winnipeg design duo MOCKER Tailor-Made Leisure present a series of limited edition naval hammocks for spring/summer 2013.
Whimsical hand-printed shirts featuring silly, smile-inducing designs.
Natural Mystic Designs
Jane Hudec & Vani Sanmuganathan
Globally-inspired clothing made for comfort. Great for travel, festivals and everyday wear.
Music and nature inspired jewellery made of silver, guitar picks and recycled materials. Sparkly dichroic glass is etched and fused into surprising treasures.
An exquisite, organic collection of mixed metal jewellery inspired by nature.
Raw Eco Jewellery
Raw eco jewellery produces contemporary, imaginative jewellery by transforming abundant supplies of antique clocks and watches, old jewellery and other found, vintage objects into distinctive and innovative hand-made accessories.
Redd Line Jewellery
Lori and Christopher Redd
Locally designed and hand-crafted wearable art pieces created in gold and sterling silver with one-of-a-kind gemstones.
Sea & Land
Vintage and new pieces are combined to create fun and colourful necklaces, earrings, bracelets, dresses and tops for all ages. Made with love in Montreal.
Brook Drabot & Ryan Lacovetsky
shineglassworks.com / brookdrabot.com
Ryan uses glass tubes, rods and color to create beautiful, functional blown glass. Brook draws inspiration from the natural world for jewellery and items for the home.
Toddler and baby dresses, sunhats, mod bonnets, guitar T-shirts, bibs, nursing covers and more featuring 100% organic cottons, fab floral and mod kid prints.
Bags made with fine attention to detail, design and construction, with vintage and new textiles and leather. New this year: a line of bike bags for the avid cyclist.
Solid Flow Glass & Lichen
Dustin Crebo, Kerri Parnell
High quality tantalizing glass eye candy and antler jewellery from the Monashee Mountains of British Columbia.
Storybook Art & Fibre
Colourful hand-dyed and hand-spun yarn, knit and felted apparel and accessories-lovingly crafted from homegrown alpacas and llama fibre in the heart of the Manitoba prairie.
The Paper Fifrildi
Creative paper for the inspired, made from 100% recycled office paper, which produces a variety of products.
The Woodland Faery
Woodland Faery creations are made primarily of salvaged natural materials. They spark the imagination and bring with them a sense of intrigue, charm and a bit of magic.
Tigers and Dragons
Stainless steel, brass and bronze jewellery etched with symbols from around the world. A process patented in Victorian England in 1840 is used to make each piece, etching metal without any acids or other toxic chemicals.
David has custom-built musical instruments since 1980. Listen to the vast experience behind each guitar, harp, and mandolin sound.
Kristie Hamm & Graham Epp
A husband-and-wife team who designs and handcraft each one-of-a-kind piece of clothing in their home studio. Wearable art to accent your unique self.
Voila par Andréanne
Beautiful, comfortable and sustainable women’s clothing that feature stunning original Aboriginal design and hand-made details.
Photos from the 2012 Hand-Made Village