I went back to Seeds Gallery (1892 Hollis) this week to bundle myself up in handcrafted and printed textiles from NSCAD students and alumni. Kate McGuire had me at hello with her handprinted green and lavender slip dress---she also does half-slips that can be worn as skirts or strapless tops, and colourful damask-inspired scarves.
Sabina Wechster’s (Sali Design) adorable wrist pincushions are ideal for your favourite craftster.
Kristen Brown (be) lights up any outfit with her socket-patterned scarves and I also loved her tiny fabric brooches and make-up bags.
Joey Suriano’s sturdy canvas bags are designed with really intricate circuit-board designs (striking turquoise and white on black) and are perfect for books or the market---I hate wimpy shopping bags.
I already have an Armstrong-Fox handwoven scarf, but there’s always their shawls, created with the same organic, nature-inspired aesthetic.
Stephanie Merrick’s camel diamond-patterned scarves are handsome and soft, and I love the little feather pin that adorns one end.
And if you’re looking for romance, Anne Pickard’s (new frocks) muffs, made out of recycled textiles and sweaters, are made for two. Aww.
Next Monday at 6pm, there’s the fashion sale, which I’ve been told has a cozy Canadiana winter theme.