Knitting Accessories

In August of 2017, I was diagnosed with West Nile Virus, one of only 26 people in the City of Toronto to be contacted by Toronto Public Health as a confirmed case of the virus.  It was by far, hand’s down, the sickest I have ever been.  I was in bed for six weeks unable to do pretty much anything.  As a mental coping mechanism, I found the energy to find my knittiing needles and I started to knit as a way of proving to myself that I could do SOMETHING.  I didn’t make much of anything in that time frame, but I did re-teach myself how to cast on, knit garter stitch and stockinette and bind off.  That was enough to become “hooked” all over again and I have been an avid knitter ever since.

With the completion of several knitted objects, I began to go to fibre festivals and look for adornments to accent my finished pieces.  I was very surprised to find that there was absolutely NOTHING of any good quality out there to purchase.  Being a metalsmith, I thought, “well if I can’t find it, I KNOW I can make it.”  And thus began the journey of adding Shawl Pins, Scarf Rings and Safety Pin adornments for your knitting to my line of jewellery – which is very influenced by my early knitting days.

To get an in depth version of my “knitting adornment” journey, please visit my June 2018 Blog Post to see the Bauhaus Shawl pin design, my September 2108 Blog Post to view my Tahitian Pearl Shawl Pin creations, and my October 2018 Blog Post to see my Love Knot Shawl Pins and then my take on a Scarf Rings (remember those from the 70’s?!).  Followed by my latest pin design, modeled after the humble Safety Pin that I talk about in my February 2019 Blog Post

Don’t have time to read the blog post information?   Scroll down to see visuals of all my “jewellery for your Knitting” creations.

It was originally my intention to add these pieces as purchasable products on this website, but because of the uniqueness of each piece I make, it has proved to be too difficult and time consuming to do so.  For now, they are only available for trying on with your knitwear at either my Toronto Studio by appointment, or Spring or Winter Toronto One of a Kind Shows, or the various Fibre Festivals I participate in each year.  To see where I’ll be this year, please go to my Upcoming Events page.  I update and add to it as I am accepted into various shows I apply to, so please visit my events page frequently, or better yet, sign up for my email list (which you find on the right hand side bar of every page) and you’ll be alerted to what’s up next in my world.

 

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My first Shawl Pin design.  Bauhaus Shawl Pins.  All sterling, sterling with brass or sterling with copper.
Retail for $175.00 each

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Tahitian Pearl Shawl Pins.  Real 10 mm Tahitian pearls on all sterling pins.
Pearls shown are Grey and Peacock coloured.  Retail:  $450.00 each
Also available in B.C. Nephrite Jade 10 mm beads.

Love Knot Shawl Pins.  All sterling, sterling with brass, or sterling with copper.  Retail:  $250.00 each

Yet another shawl! This time it’s 874 yards of lace weight yumminess in 100% superwash merino wool by Manos Del Uruguay Marina in the colour Petrol.  Scarf Rings available in all sterling, all brass and all copper.  Retail:  $150.00 each

Bauhaus Scarf Rings. Shown are all three styles. One is all sterling with coiled sterling, another is sterling with coiled brass, and the final one is sterling with coiled copper detail. All retail for $225.00 each.

Beaded Safety Pins. All oxidized sterling silver with Swarovski steel lined crystal and pearl beads that move on the safety pin depending on how you orient it. Various beaded colour options available. They retail for:  Small – $160.00, Medium – $175.00 and Large – $190.00.

Coiled Safety Pins. All sterling silver pins with coiled brass, copper and sterling sections. The copper and sterling coils move on the pins, depending on how you orient them. Retail for:  Small – $150.00, Medium – $175.00 and Large – $195.00.