The Story of Wolf & Faun
Wolf & Faun Knits' inspiration draws from the wilds, folklore and the old ways on the vibrant supernatural West Coast of Canada.
It originally started with my increasing interest in designing and publishing the knitting patterns I was creating for myself, family and friends. My patterns are inspired by the rugged nature of the coastal rainforest environment I call home, with a focus on accessories to wear during our forest and beach adventures, or staying inside warm and cozy by the fire during Winter storms. The name "Wolf & Faun" was inspired by mine and my daughter's names. Both Fauns and wolves invoke the mystical, playful, thoughtful wildness of the place that I call home.
As I continued to expand on my knitting, it became important to me to acquire my tools and accessories from mindful sources. Less is more and minimal, ethical, beautiful, well made tools became an important focus. I began searching for Canadian options for tools and products for my craft and studio space but was surprised to find few if any options available. Inspired by the plethora of local artisans and crafters on my island, I started conversations with local makers about their skills and what they had to offer.
Wolf & Faun's Tools and Treasures are sourced and designed for makers who value supporting high quality, cottage industry artisans and crafters. While some items are Wolf & Faun originals, others are co-designed and / or sourced from artisans and crafters offering ethical and mindfully sourced products, often using up-cycled, recycled and wildcrafted techniques and materials. Items are produced in small batches and it's never a guarantee if or when they will be available again!
We value slow fashion, traditional techniques, modern design, small business, collaborations, community, heritage, nature reverence, sustainable practices, creativity, inclusiveness, Social Justice, simple living and happy animals.
I very much enjoy working with other artisans, crafters and makers. If you have an idea for a fibre arts related product or offering, please contact me! I love working with indie dyers on design collaborations. If you are interested in discussing this with me, I'd love to hear from you!
My family reside on the unceded territory of the K'ómoks First Nation People in the Comox Valley, on Vancouver Island BC Canada.
In addition to this website, you can find my patterns on Ravelry Store as well.
Blessings & Happy Knitting
Wolf & Faun Knits