“You can't use up creativity. The more you use the more you have."
A wee bit about me:
I grew up in Toronto, Canada, where I was first exposed to the wonderful world of fibre art through the education I received at a Waldorf School. Since 2007 I have had the privilege of calling Salt Spring Island my home. These days, if I’m not hanging out with my three kids in the forest, or connecting with the many other fantastically talented artists in my community, then you will find me simply making things with my hands in my little studio by the sea! I hope you like what I make.
People often ask me where I came up with my business name. Well, I’m a mom of three – four if you count my business. Have I sometimes reached the end of my rope? You better believe I have! But guess what happened next? I tied a knot and started sewing with it! Yep, that's right, it's called "craft therapy" and that's how it all began for me. Like most creations the Twist headbands were born out of a slow design evolution. One thing leads into another, leads into another and next thing you know, there is a product that people can't get enough of! Let's hear it for the "craft fails"!
Five random facts about me:
If I weren't an artist I would most likely be working in the medical field (I did for over five years).
One might say that my personal fashion sense is fairly influenced by vintage Strawberry Shortcake - fun leggings or kneehigh socks, tunic tops and fantastic big boots!.
Painting was my first creative love.
My secret talent is horseback riding, and I can wiggle my ears - though I've never tried these simultaneously.
I'm super into food, and coffee. But mainly coffee.
I have lived for a year or more in the following places: Toronto, Montreal, Geneva, Mt. Shasta, San Fran Bay Area, Haida Gwaii, Salt Spring Island.
A wee bit about the headbands:
I adhere to "slow fashion" practices with my business. All the headbands are 100% ethically produced here on Salt Spring Island.
I use organic, sustainable and recycled materials wherever possible.
They really are freaking comfortable! I'm really not making that part up!
Say goodbye to headbands that slip around, pop off, give you headaches, and generally look silly. Say hello to The Twist, the headbands that works for YOU!
"Things of quality have no fear of time." - unknown