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…

Artisan Profile: Alumada

There are a few shops on the side of the road selling aluminum products – pots, utensils, decoration items and jewelry – in our area of town. Most of these things come from Ambatolampy, a town along the road to Antsirabe, south of the capital Antananarivo. Josh, visiting one such vendor, discoveredΒ that the attelierΒ (workshop) could…

2015 Season

It’s time to start storing up treasures in the work room! πŸ™‚ It seems this website serves mostly as a run-up to the bi-annual Distaff & Spindle sales that happen in Southern Manitoba when we return with bags bursting with baskets and all manner of other beautiful hand-made Malagasy products. I’m thrumming with enthusiasm just…

Still up for Grabs

Raw silk scarves: loose weave – $25 (from top down) multi coloured stripe (SOLD) green & brown stripe red & brown stripe dark blue or indigo (SOLD) red purple the most beautiful dark teal/blue-green (SOLD) moss green finer weave – $30 vibrant pumpkin orange dark autumn red (SOLD) Cotton: green, (bright yellow and buff yellow…