Friday, July 24, 2015

Annapolis Royal Market

Market Day at Annapolis Royal during the summer, has lots of local products including fresh fruits and vegetables, baked goods, and maple syrup. We came away with some of the maple syrup. A home made cookie was sampled as well but not by me!

The art community is thriving as was evident by the various vendors selling their craft. Wooden carvings were in abundance. This comes from the strong Acadian influence in the area. A few potters and jewellery makers also had work for sale. I also saw some craft from other countries. 

Of course, I zeroed in on the gorgeous hand dyed yarns from the Farm Wool Shop. There I met Cheryl den Hartog, of BarnKat Knitter. She designs her own knitting patterns - the mittens and tea cozy. She said she prefers to experiment with new patterns on smaller projects such as the mittens. The idea for the tea cozy motif came from a cookie cutter. Quilters have been using cookie cutters for applique motifs as well.


1 comment:

  1. This looks like my kind of place! I love hand made pottery and wooden pieces and if I had more space I know I would become a collector. Oh, and I wouldn't mind some of those cherries too!