Beautifully hand-made one of a kind hats – designed and sewn on Vancouver Island.
With a love for fabric, colour, and garment construction, Mary offers one of a kind hats and caps. Each hat is unique and special – no two hats are the same. All the hats are reversible. Many are waterproof. Mary has always preferred natural fabrics with lots of colour and texture. She sources her fabrics from many different places: second hand shops, garage sales, local fabric shops, and from her wonderful customers who often donate boxes of unused fabrics.Visit Alcove to see all the unique creations by Very Mary Designs!
All cloth is handwoven or cut from premium, natural silk or silk blends. Morija Designs believes in methodically creating handmade items that you will wear for a lifetime. These treasures are to be pulled from your closet as timeless pieces that reflect your own unique beauty and choice to live and buy sustainably. Morija uses natural dyes and hand looming techniques. Fabrics and yarns are sourced ethically and each piece passes through her hands to ensure quality of craftsmanship.
Alcove carries the beautiful, nature inspired jewelry from Zula Jewelry + Design. Here is how creator Urszula describes her work: “By collecting objects from nature such as; leaves, twigs, seeds, roots, and bones, then studying these shapes, I create wearable pieces that speak to my wonder and gratefulness of the natural world. I use the imprints of leaves to texture metal, I use the shape of bones to create structure for a piece and I use branches and roots to bring a new perspective to the admirer and wearer”.
I completed a diploma in Jewelry Art and Design from Vancouver Community College in 2010. My signature collection is called Leaf Print, which is a series of jewelry pieces with an embossed leaf motif. In addition to wearable everyday jewelry, I make one of a kind art jewelry and sculpture. I also have created the NEON LOVE and BLACK STAR collections in acrylic. In 2013, I was the recipient of the Vancouver Mayor’s Arts Award as emerging artist in Craft and Design.”
Alcove carries a wide variety of Heritage Bird Shanties and wind chimes by the Heritage Workshop & Gallery. The Heritage Bird Shanties are one of a kind decorative bird homes, hand crafted on Salt Spring Island at the Heritage Workshop and Gallery by resident artisans Frank Ens and Michelle Gojkovich. Each unique Shanty is constructed of recycled, weathered cedar shakes, untreated, recycled lumber, and found driftwood pieces from the west coast of Vancouver Island.
Alcove is pleased to carry JK Beadworks by Jodene Kilner. Born and raised on Vancouver Island, adventured out and travelled to many countries, states and provinces, inspired by all she has seen, felt and experienced. She is now content in Coombs, continuing to create with a bead loom in one hand and reins in the other, she is ever grateful of her life, her loves and her gifts. All this shows in her vibrant and distinctive handmade work of loomed bracelets, chokers and earrings, genuine Turquoise drop necklaces with suede tassels, hand beaded earrings and more.
From her bead box in the past to her bead room in the present she is delightfully immersed in a world of endless possibilities, consistently pleasing her heart and head. Influenced by both her travels and her island surroundings, one is drawn to her stunning and original creations of color combinations, style and design. With a life time of collecting beads from far away places or her grandmother’s bead box or various nooks and crannies along the journey, there is always something special and unique in every piece she fashions.
Alcove carries a variety of products by Cascadia Soap Company, a small family enterprise dedicated to the creation of natural skin care products. Joel, the original Cascadia founder, was born on a small farm and vineyard in the South of France. There, he observed his mother making soap the old fashioned way. For his family, the tradition of using available botanicals in the making of soaps, remedies, and infusions goes back many generations in the South of France. Over the years, Joel and his wife Maureen kept this tradition alive in Canada by collecting rose hips after the first frost and picking tender dandelions in early Spring to make salves and balms as required.
Lightweight and refined, Living Earth Pottery is durable stoneware crafted with care and intention. All pieces are oven, microwave and dishwasher safe. Come into Alcove to check out the teapots, mugs and other ceramics created by Living Earth Pottery.
For over 40 years, Saltspring Soapworks have been creating products rich in organic ingredients and natural botanicals. Today, they offer a complete line of handmade natural soaps as well as skin, hair, and body care products. Come in to Alcove to sample their amazing products including soaps, bath bombs, shampoo bars and scrubs!