Knife Care Instructions

Congratulations on your new hand forged blade!

For maximum performance and a nice long life, your carbon steel knife will require a little maintenance. Wash your knife in warm soapy water and dry with a soft cloth.

Never place your knife in the dishwasher or leave it soaking in water.

When not in use, your knife should be clean, dry and well oiled with a food grade oil such as Terra Nova Oil. After oiling well store in sheath to protect.

Do not let your knife become dull. Sharpen your knife regularly for best performance. Remember it is always safer to use a sharp knife.

Out In The Garden

website3We collaborated for Craft Council’s 2019 Annual Member’s Exhibition! Out In The Garden was inspired by the numerous heritage roses we have planted around our home. A herald of summer and a connection to the past; the roses have been sourced from the gardens of ancestors, friends and resettled areas from around the island of Newfoundland.

This sweet neck knife is the beginning of a new line of knives that will showcase hand forged blades with antler handles decorated with carving and semiprecious stones. The sheathes for each knife will be hand embroidered with naturally dyed silk, goldwork and beading. All of the knives are inspired by the beauty that surrounds our home studio in Newfoundland’s northern Atlantic boreal forest.


These beautiful and functional blades have a ceremonial aesthetic and make perfect gifts to mark life events.  We would be happy to work with you to create a blade and sheath for befitting your occasion.

Summer 2019 Event Schedule

Summer is officially here! Below is where we will be when not in our studio through out the summer fair season. Drop by and say hello!

June 15th – St. John’s Farmer’s Market

June 29th – Farm and Market Clarenville 

July 13th – St. John’s Farmer’s Market

July 18th – Scout’s Night Market

July 20th – Bay Robert’s Culture Days

July 27th – Farm and Market Clarenville

August 1st – Scout’s Night Market

August 15th – Scout’s Night Market

August 17th – St. John’s Farmer’s Market

August 24th and 25th – Cultural Craft Festival, Port Union NL

August 28th to September 1 – Pop- Up at Quidi Vidi Plantation, St. John’s, NL

September 14th – Farm and Market Clarenville

Award Winning Viking Inspired Jewellery

Thor's Hammer

Thor’s Hammer, wrought iron with silicone neck cord.

Officially launched at the Craft and Gift Show 2019, the Viking line won Best New Product for Craft. The line is part of a series of jewelry inspired by the history of Newfoundland and Labrador. Contact us if you are interested in wholesale purchase of our products.

Neck Knives

Neck Knife

Steel, moose antler, labradorite, sealskin, brass and leather.

These little beauties have become quite a popular item. Mike created a series this spring for National Seal Product Day on Parliment Hill. You might get lucky and snag one at our summer sales venues or you can place an order and be sure to get the style with detailing you want. Sealskin and labradorite optional; prices range between $200 – $275 depending on details.


Summer Market Schedule

It’s shaping up to be a great summer! This year we will be selling a few venues across the province. Excited to be a part of all these great events, things are really happening across the province. Be sure to get out, rain or shine, and enjoy every minute of our beautiful summer.

The Night Market, St. John’s: July 19th, 2018

Farm and Market Clarenville: July 21st and September 22nd, 2018

The Newfoundland and Labrador Folk Festival: August 3 -5, 2018

Festival of Craft: August 25 – 26, 2018






Thank you.

With the last orders delivered and the craft fair season at a close, we would like to thank everyone for their support throughout 2017. It was so nice to see everyone out shopping at the Craft Fair and Tea and Sale supporting our Newfoundland and Labrador’s craftspeople. A special thank you to the staff and volunteers of the Craft Council of Newfoundland and Labrador and the The Anna Templeton Centre for Craft Art and Design for their dedication to the advancement of our provincial craft sector.

Have a relaxing holiday filled with twinkling lights, yummy treats, and memory making. Wishing you and yours all the best New Year.

Susan and Mike

Anna Templeton Centre’s Tea and Sale

It’s that time of year again! The ATC’s Chritmas Tea and Sale is always a favourite for craftspeople and shoppers alike. It is the last big fine craft event before the winter break. The craft and art classrooms are transformed into a magical holiday marketplace. You are sure to find something for everyone on your list. The venue is beautiful, the food is awesome and the building is full to the brim with exquisite handmade finery.

A casual relaxed affair, the Tea and Sale provides us opportunity to chat with both customers and fellow makers. A nice change from the hustle and bustle of the trade show type fairs. Not to mention all the glorious food!

If you are out and about in St. John’s on the weekend drop by for a visit. There is lots of parking in the Duckworth Street garage. The short walk will be well worth the wonders found in the historic building.

We are on the 3rd floor. Drop by and say hi.

The Anna Templeton Centre is at 278 Duckworth Street. Tea and Sale hours are: Friday, Noon to 7 pm, Saturday, 9:30 am – 4:30pm, Sunday, Noon to 4:30 pm.

Stitching Prayer Flags

chicken-headTaking advantage of the mauzy weather to mount some embroideries for a Prayer Flag exhibition at the Craft Council Gallery. This series of work is about astronomical events that shape our seasons. As as it was for my ancestors, every aspect of my life is seasonal and comes with different tasks and mindsets; finding comfort in those patterns . While I embrace every season, I do miss the light in winter. The summer solstice is bittersweet; the height of growth in all things with the sun waning with shorter days. My favourite is the winter solstice. Dark, cozy and with a hint of sparkle, it is the beginning of the steady climb to light and warmth. The winter solstice is all about hope and the promise of a better year ahead.

This piece was created to honour May Day, the cross-quarter day that falls between the vernal equinox and the summer solstice. May Day is also referred to as the Feast of St. Joseph (Catholic), Beltane (Ireland),  Calendimaggio (Italy) and Vappu (Finland) to name just a few.

May Day is created with naturally dyed silk , vintage lace, metal threads, rooster skull and feathers.

Prayer Flags will feature work from artists across Canada. Curated by Anna Murphy and Alexe Hanlon the show will be on display at the Craft Council Gallery in early May, 2017