Nova Scotia Craft: What I Bought

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A few delicious bits I picked up on my recent Nova Scotia road trip, for your drooling pleasure. I wish I’d taken a picture of the back seat of my rental car—a growing pile of yarn, groceries (aka bunches of bananas and a jar of almond butter), various layers of clothing to accommodate anything from snow to t-shirt weather, and a collection of 4 litre water jugs I’d refill my bottle from. And honestly, by the last day, I was drinking straight out of the 4 litre container… Always ride in style, kids.

Barn card handmade by Kat Frick Miller in Lunenburg, purchased from Dots & Loops. Tamanu oil by Hedd Wyn in British Columbia. This stuff smells funky, not going to lie, but it’s been one of the best products I’ve used to heal hormonal breakouts on my face. Purchased from Cosmic Hippie in Mahone Bay. Vase by Sarah Beck of Wildfire Pottery in Cape Breton. A few high fibre souvenirs (the best kind) from my visit to Gaspereau Valley Fibres. The place that gave me heart failure, remember? The spinning fibre is Wensleydale Fibre from a local farm. Can I remember which farm? No. Heart failure induced memory loss.

That beautiful grey skein is from their very own flock of Cotswold (undyed). It feels incredible. Here’s a little info on the breed if you’re interested.1.5 yards cotton + Steel ‘cat lady purrfect hiding spot rayon black’ from Patch Halifax. (Like really? Who names these?) Destined to be a Scout Tee. Skein of 100% merino wool, hand spun and hand dyed by a women’s cooperative in Uruguay. Purchased from Moose River Rug Hooking Studio. I was drawn to the colour and thought it would look good in a weaving or maybe a rug hooking?

Bag of Icelandic fleece by Last Resort Farm. Purchased at Have a Yarn in Mahone Bay. 4 oz for $20.Thanks, Haggar! Look at all that squishy goodness…

Looking forward to updating you with some makes!

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