Growing the Nations Therapy Programmes

Now that Josh and I no longer live in Madagascar, Distaff&Spindle has redirected the investment of profits to well organized non-profit organizations that focus their aid on the poorest of the poor. One of these is Growing the Nations Therapy Programmes. Anri-Louise is one of my dearest friends. She has done some pretty mind-blowingly amazing things in…

Shop Inventory Tour April 2019

If you see something that catches your eye, make a note of the following and it shouldn’t be too difficult to locate it for pick-up/drop-off – size (is it a large beach basket with zig-zag trim? medium? small tote?) – design (stripes [wide or thin], spots[large/small]) –trim/lining colour. The large bags in particular are most…

Manahoana from Madagascar!

Originally posted on write.what.you.see:
Dear Josh, It’s been just over a week that i’ve been back in Madagascar. There was a bit of a snaffu with Ethiopian Airways… or rather, it was partly my fault for not paying attention to the minute cues they sort of give as to when to board…

Shopping Trip, Winter Markets

  More New Stock and Upcoming Winter Market Schedule I am going back to Madagascar! I returned to the Great Red Island mid-October until the beginning of November for a 3-week stock-shopping and photo/video/story gathering trip. It was my hope to return with as many new pieces as i could cram into my luggage, to…

Summer Markets July/August/September

  Distaff&Spindle will be set up at the following Market venues for Summer 2018: July 27 – Alleyways Market on Elgin Ave. in The Winnipeg Exchange District. This is a marvelous alleyway venue filled with creative makers and merchants curated by LuckyGirl Popup 4:00-10:00pm August 11 – Landmark Friendship Festival at the Park in Landmark,…

Summer Sales

It’s summer in the City! Distaff&Spindle will be set up with baskets, tableware, tin-can bikes, hanging star ornaments, and drift-seed jewelry at these events: Winnipeg Night Market May 25+26 at the Forks Festival Field and Stage 5:00-11:00pm. I hear there will be DJ and dancing, food trucks, and many other vendors. 🙂 This is our…

What do you use your basket for?

Weeks ago I posted a survey online inquiring as to what people use their raphia baskets/bags for. I was surprised to hear some uses I hadn’t thought of. What do YOU use your basket for? (Click on a photo to enter slideshow and view captions)

Happy Valentine’s Day

Happy Valentine’s Day from Distaff&Spindle To purchase please send me a direct message. Baskets are available for pick-up or hand-delivery in Winnipeg and surrounding areas only.  

What’s in Stock: February 2018

While we don’t have an online ‘shop’ per se, I have recently been invited to a few home-hosted-events with an assortment of stock in tow. Attendees can view the selection online, which i will continue to add to in the coming days. If you let me (or the host) know your preferences from the photos…

December 2017 Basket Stock Sample

We’re gearing up for the first ‘official’ Christmas sale of the 2017 season in Landmark, Manitoba. See the ad at the bottom of this post for those details. We’ve got hundreds of baskets this time around, which means no limits on number of baskets you can purchase at a time, unlike previous sales where the…