- About Me -
As a child, I spent most of my time dressed in a pioneer costume in my log cabin playhouse in the backyard. I’d make ink from lamp black and walnut shells, churn butter and grow wheat. My grandma gave me my first knitting lesson at six. Today, though I’ve tried many other things, from pastry-chefing to painting movie sets, I still find I’m happiest when I’m close to the garden. When I’m not tending to my edibles and flowers, I have found fulfillment as the creator, designer and knitter behind Westlake. I hand-dye natural-fibre yarns in steaming pots of custom-mixed colour and use skills rooted in tradition to produce thoughtfully-crafted wearables. Inspired by the challenge of a medium seen as old-fashioned, I design simple staple pieces for the modern wanderer. The soft yarns and muted neutrals and jewel-tones of my colour palette recall nature, enveloping the wearer in the shelter of the garden, even as they step into icy streets.
Please don`t hesitate to get in touch with questions, comments, concerns or custom orders at info[@]westlakeknits.ca.
Montreal, QC: General 54
Toronto, ON: Scout Boutique & Victoire Boutique & Souvenir Studio
Ottawa, ON: Victoire Boutique
Hamilton, ON: White Elephant
Halifax, NS: Sattva Boutique
Vancouver, BC: Neighbourhood Quality Goods & Room 6; & Book Nook
Los Angeles, CA: Reform School