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It is Prototype Tuesday in the Knits household. I decided it was finally time to add a couple of two colour designs to the shop, especially now that I have a very lovely black which mixes perfectly with many of my variegated colours. Today I am testing out a two colour brioche pattern! Brioche stitch is amazing for winter because it traps a ton of air to keep you cozy warm. I should hopefully have my first sample ready to show off in a few days if everything goes well! #knitting #handmade #handdyedyarn #malabrigo #handmadeinottawa #madeinottawa #patterntesting #newproductscomingsoon #briocheknitting #shoplocal #shopsmall #shopottawa #shop613 #shophandmade

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@midnightdewcreations makes BEAUTIFUL hoop, wood + fiber art for your home and life. She’s new to our events but she fits right in! Come visit us @ottawajazz for the first ever #marketinthepark THIS Saturday June 22 fro 1-9. Music, beer, and these beautiful masterpieces! 🌱 . . #vintageinottawa #vintagepopup613 #terravelta #ottawalocal #ottawajazz #thingstodoinottawa #ottawaevents #local #ottevents #yowevents #downtownottawa #hoop #fiber #fiberart #fiberdecor #madeincanada #madeinottawa #shoplocalottawa #etsycanada

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roastedcoffeeott. It's a beautiful day for a stroll through Wellington West! Enjoy a cup

It's a beautiful day for a stroll through Wellington West! Enjoy a cup of coffee while you enjoy the sunshine ☀️☕ . . . #wellingtonwest #coffee #613eats #madeinottawa

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Early versions of this Wilboro premium glasses case have found their way into the hands of a lucky few, but now they’re available to all. Named “The Sovereign Eyewear Case” they’re now live on the Wilboro website. I think I’ll treat myself to one since @angeficner absconded with my prototype . . . #glassescase #leatherglassescase #eyewear #glasses #sunglasses #leathergoods #leathercase #luxuryleathergoods #leathercraft #handcrafted #madeinottawa #buttero_leather #leatherandbrass #fashion #raybanwayfarer

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inbalancejewelry2017. I just love replenishing stock at my favourite places. Be sure to chec

I just love replenishing stock at my favourite places. Be sure to check out my new #malas and #malabracelets at #kalyanayogashala on St. Laurent blvd. #creationswithintentions #shoplocalottawa #madeinottawa #yogajewelry #jewelrywithameaning

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glitty_. \"Don't let the perfect be the enemy of the good\"

We've shared a few

"Don't let the perfect be the enemy of the good"  We've shared a few quotes recently talking about perfectionism and how it is often tied with procrastination or even quitting. Does this one ring true for you? What have you been holding back on waiting for it to be absolutely perfect? Is there even such a thing?  

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lizargentlampwork. It's Tools of the Trade Tuesday and today we're going to look at Filig

It's Tools of the Trade Tuesday and today we're going to look at Filigrana. Filigrana is a commercially made glass rod from Effetre.  It has a coloured core with a clear outer layer. It's a beautiful glass that gives some interesting effects to your pieces.  Simply winding it around a bead leaves strings of colour encased in clear.  The other application that you can use Filigrana for is making discs with wonderful little stripes throughout. By taking a rod of clear and laying down segments of the Filigrana around the clear core you can make a very interesting twistie.  Once you have encircled the clear rod with the Filigrana, melt it until it is nice a soupy, pull it out of the heat, let it set up a bit and begin to gently pull and twist.  You end up with fine threads of colour twisting around each other encased in clear.  Applying the twistie to a bead gives a lovely effect - sort of like a floating DNA strand. Another great use for Filigrana is making stamen cane.  This time, instead of a clear rod in the centre, you use your Filigrana in the centre and then lay down the segments around the rod, melt it and pull it straight - no twistiing with this one.  When a short segment of the cane is placed in the centre of a flower, encased with a small dab of clear and gently heated, it magically spreads into beautiful stamens. Filigrana comes in a rainbow of colours.  Next time you're purchasing glass, treat yourself to some  and have fun playing with it. Now you know! Please Note:The final photo of the stamen cane is not my work! Photo credit to Hearts of Glass-a talented duo: Andrea Steinwand and Heather Stewart who used to be based in Ottawa and are now out west.

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makerhouseco. Summer calls for BBQs, star gazing at the cottage and your favourite C

Summer calls for BBQs, star gazing at the cottage and your favourite Canadian jams playing on repeat. This is, hands down, in our top 10 — name your fave Canadian summer song! Printed on reclaimed wood salvaged from the tobacco kilns of Southwestern Ontario, and made by Grains of Truth in Toronto.

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valleybarnboard. Another day at the office! Reminds me of my time in the west with the

Another day at the office! Reminds me of my time in the west with the flat land and clear blue sky. #barndemolition #green #rustic #woodindustry

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As I find myself carving more and more the standard rounded handle of my Mora 106 needed some adjustments for a better grip. It was just a matter of slicing some facets and working away at it, I then added one of my favourite kolrosing designs and coated it with tung oil. Definitely inspired by Maximilian’s handle making skills, check @woodsmans_finest along with his YouTube channel with the same name. He is by far doing some of the most amazing things with knife handles that I have seen. Pairing optimal grip along with making them look unique and beautiful. I am getting some practise in for when I someday come up on the legendary @nic_westermann waiting list. Next I’ll be doing a Mora 106 blank and making a handle from scratch. I’ll give Max’s dog leg handle design a try, he has a 4 part tutorial on how to make one which is really worth checking out.

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Another mason jar cutie! This lil hanger fits a mason jar or small pot (2-3 inches). Perfect for your small plants/clippings, or fill your mason jar with other things like your toothbrush, paint brushes, or makeup brushes. Measures 17-inches, including fringe. Hangs from a wooden ring. Made from cotton rope which I dyed purple myself. Listed now on Etsy; Ottawa locals can stop by my home shop. Local purchases have the option of adding a rooted Pothos or Snake Plant clipping in a mason jar (as shown in third photo) $20 ($6 shipping) . . . #macrameplanthanger #planthanger #planthangers #shoplocal613 #madeinottawa #madeincanada #handmade #handmadeottawa

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ottawa.niceties. I'm happy to share the news that my new book, EXTINCT (partially #made

I'm happy to share the news that my new book, EXTINCT (partially #madeinottawa :) is available on Amazon..! Yes, it's about extinction/endangered species - and no, it's not an average children's book. (Amazon link in bio ☝🏼) @extinct.the.book . . . . #extinctthebook #Endangeredspecies #Extinction #Wildlife #SaveOurPlanet #wildlifeconservation #Savetheplanet #endangered #Conservation #endextinction #environment #ecologicalbreakdown #noplanetb #ottawa #myottawa #ottawastyle #support613 #ottbiz #canadian #ottawalife #loveottawa #igersottawa

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A happy little pocket eating spoon with some simple floral kolrosing. Made from boxelder aka Manitoba maple wood which carves very easily when fresh and green but when it’s dried it gets super hardened. This is freshly coated in tung oil and the pigment for the kolrosing is crushed coffee. Fits nice in practically any pocket! 🌺🌿

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the cheapest of gifts for the raddest of father’s #worldsbestdaughter 🤷🏻‍♀️ 🌶 🌶 🌶 🌶 🌶 🌶 🌶 🌶 🌶 🌶 🌶 🌶 🌶 🌶 🌶 🌶 🌶 🌶 🌶 🌶 🌶 🌶 🌶 🌶 🌶 🌶 🌶 🌶 🌶 🌶 🌶 🌶 🌶 🌶 🌶 🌶 🌶 🌶 🌶 🌶 🌶 🌶 🌶 🌶 🌶 🌶 🌶 #embroidery #knitting #forsale #calgary #smallbuisness #alberta #art #supportlocal #scotchbonnet #secondhand #thriftshopping #patches #madeinyyc #shopcanada #shopyyc #shopyyclocal #madeinyyc #madeinottawa #ottawa #madeincalgary

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distinctivewoodworking. got a couple of DM’s asking for more details: so here’s the planter fi

got a couple of DM’s asking for more details: so here’s the planter finished and planted: a mix of soil and compost, landscape fabric to retain the fabric: and it forms an excellent home for tomatoes and similar plants. #ottawagardens #madeinottawa #recycledwood

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blackwood_guitar_co. Blackwood Guitar Co. Pro Super Jumbo - a double wall design with inter

Blackwood Guitar Co. Pro Super Jumbo - a double wall design with internal carbon rods to shore up the neck block. Torrefied top and asymmetrical bridge. #luthier #guitarmaker #guitarist #guitarporn #luxury #guitarsofinstagram #madeincanada #madeinottawa #handmade #boutiqueguitars #customguitars #fingerstyle #woodworking #finewoodworking

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Hey all! Happy Monday! ☀️ I wanna thank everyone who commented on my last post to talk about what they were feeling, their day or drop some words of encouragement. I so appreciated every single comment and I think it made us all feel less alone. We all go through so much in our lives, so many nuances, and with social media only share the good. Which makes sense to a certain extent but it plays a trick on all of us; we think everyone leads these perfect lives, everyone but us. When the truth is we all struggle in some way or another. We all live our lives and ride the ups and downs of our personal roller coaster. The struggle is nothing to be ashamed of. It is real. It is pure. It is even beautiful when looked at in the right light. Let's all embrace our struggles a little more, for they make us into the people we are today and become tomorrow. 💛

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silverwear88. always BELIEVE | what you believe, you will receive ✨

always BELIEVE | what you believe, you will receive ✨

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ottawahandmade. MAKER MONDAY!! After working on this one, I need a snack!  Pickling Di

MAKER MONDAY!! After working on this one, I need a snack! Pickling Dixie is a family run business located on a farm in Cobden. Everything they can is organically grown on their farm. They’ve got pickled produce and homemade jams! Check them out at ottawahandmade.com/artist/picklingdixie . . #makermonday #ottawamade #madeinottawa #ottawafood #ottawafoodies #ottawaeats #ottawaproduce #ottawafarming #shop613 #shoplocal613 #shopottawa #shoplocalottawa #support613 #supportlocal613

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chicafemme. Monday vibes in the Airbnb scarf is vintage, blue top underneath is @m

Monday vibes in the Airbnb scarf is vintage, blue top underneath is @mango @ilikeme DINA oversized jumper, Maycourt Bargain Box thrifted sunnies, wrap pants by @extremishextremouche #ootd #ootdfashion #modestfashion #madeincanada🇨🇦 #madeinottawa #iphonephotography #shotoniphone #lightroomediting #fashionbreedfilters #selflove #capricorn #vintage #thrifted #grandmascloset

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Have larger plants to display? Many of our hangers can nicely fit up to a 7-inch pot, as seen here. Visit us on Etsy, or pop by the home shop today! #macrameplanthanger #planthanger #planthangers #shoplocal613 #madeinottawa #etsyottawa #etsyseller #supportsmallshop

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thenewoaktree. Did you know that The New Oak Tree has four showrooms throughout Easte

Did you know that The New Oak Tree has four showrooms throughout Eastern Ontario? We have locations in Navan, Pembroke, Carelton Place, and Brockville! Get directions - link in bio!

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Here is a spoon which was riddled with cracks and tossed aside, what you see is the result of stubbornness and perseverance. Meaning, I carved away the cracks. I actually bent it out of frustration when I saw the cracks, expecting it to fragment further and crack in half. It held up even after a few times of trying to snap it, so I carved away as many of the faults as I could and finished it. I couldn’t decide on a kolrosing pattern so I went with a classic basketweave and tried to make it as clean and simple as I could. Boxelder, and this spoon is a caution to stay away from the heartwood no matter how pretty and red it is.

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Happy Monday! Our School's Out market is coming up this Saturday! Treat yourself to handmade soaps from Amorariss 🛀💖 #squarelemonottawa #ottawacraft #madeinottawa #shoplocalottawa #craftmarket

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