$1,166 raised out of $155,000

Making a space to create art and build a community.

Mug Mat
Cozy Armchair Pincushion
Cozy Armchair Pincushion
Screen printed fat quarter bundle
Yarrow Wristlet
Belt bag
Firefly Tote or Project Bag
Handmade Quilt – H
Handmade Quilt – M
Mending Workshop with Arounna Khounnoraj
The plan
The studio
The Craft House
Naturally dyed yarn
English Paper Piecing Kit
Mending Kit

I am a textile artist and maker, and I’m so excited to build a space where I can create, teach, and connect with people in a meaningful way. My plan is to build a studio space as well as a tiny home using plans from Den Outdoors (https://denoutdoors.com/collections/small-house-and-aframe-plans/products/modern-cottage) where I can host visitors who want to take natural dyeing, mending, and quilting workshops while also having the opportunity to explore St. Catharines and the Niagara region and everything they have to offer. From the Niagara Artists Centre and the Performing Arts Centre in St. Catharines, to the amazing restaurants, shops, and wineries, to the multitude of parks, trails, and green spaces there is always something to do.

There are many ways you can contribute to this project. You can pre-order a range of handmade goods or book your stay at The Craft House in advance. Nestled in the heart of St. Catharines, a stay here means you will be within walking distance of some brilliant coffee shops, restaurants, and other small businesses. I can’t wait to make something for you, and hopefully see you in real life soon!