Creative Workshops + Modern Textiles + Paintings

Kingston, Ontario | 106 Sales


Creative Workshops + Modern Textiles + Paintings

Kingston, Ontario 106 Sales On Etsy since 2015

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Announcement   The Travelling Artisan | by artist Danielle Folkerts
creative workshops + original watercolor & acrylic paintings + woven wall hangings + prints

+ Based in Kingston, Ontario.
+ Please read Shop Policies before purchase.
+ Buyers outside of Canada please inquire, shipping can be arranged.

INSTAGRAM | @thetravellingartisan | @travellingartisanworkshops


Last updated on 22 Jul, 2017

The Travelling Artisan | by artist Danielle Folkerts
creative workshops + original watercolor & acrylic paintings + woven wall hangings + prints

+ Based in Kingston, Ontario.
+ Please read Shop Policies before purchase.
+ Buyers outside of Canada please inquire, shipping can be arranged.

INSTAGRAM | @thetravellingartisan | @travellingartisanworkshops

Danielle Folkerts

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Danielle Folkerts


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Welcome to The Travelling Artisan!

I'm Danielle Folkerts, from central Alberta, and I have been drawing and creating for as long as I can remember! My formal education includes a Visual Arts Diploma from Red Deer College, and a Bachelor of Fine Arts, with Distinction, from the Alberta College of Art + Design, Calgary, majoring in Painting.

I'm a modern painter, textile artist and art instructor currently living in Kingston, Ontario, with my partner. We moved out east for his military career, and we are loving the change. I work hard to carve out time to create with a busy and ever-changing schedule. The military lifestyle keeps us on our toes, but we love the unique opportunities it has presented us, and the wonderful people we've met along the way. We squeeze in as much diving, kayaking and biking as we can, and I can't help but get inspired to create after a good nature fix.

As for working in the studio, my ongoing art practice pulls together contemporary and traditional elements of fine art and craft. It balances between thoughtfully layered mixed media acrylic paintings, designed-based & dreamy minimalist watercolours, and colorfully therapeutic textile wall hangings.

I love choosing and layering unique colours and materials, fashioning wonderful textures and designs as I go. I'm inspired by local landscapes (the Rocky Mountains, The Great Lakes, Vancouver Island), beautiful sights and experiences while travelling, unique patterns and abstractions found in nature, from coral reefs, ancient forests, and sandy beachs. It brings me so much joy to create, and share my passions, and ambitions with others. I hope my art brightens and uplift's each home it enters.

I use an amazing selection of thoughtfully curated indie-dyed yarns, natural wool, soft merino roving, and locally and globally sourced materials. I love combining and contrasting modern colours with natural elements. Each work is bright, cheerful, and completely freeform. I let the process itself inspire each step, with a vague idea in mind, and I'm always pleasantly surprised with each outcome.

When I'm not in the studio working on various painting or textile projects, or scheming about travel, you can find me organizing and instructing creative and unique workshops and events. Plus, I work alongside incredible Canadian makers + creative entrepreneurs at The Kingston Collective. I'm constantly looking for new ways to inspire, educate, encourage and connect makers, handmade enthusiasts, and adventurous souls. Want to work with me? Send me message, I'd love to connect.

The Travelling Artisan / @thetravellingartisan has been featured on Makers Movement, Craftsposure, CYL Collective, Etsy Hunter, WildHumm and HelloImHandmade. CKWS News, Refine Magazine, Visit Kingston, and Snapd Kingston.

You can also view & purchase my artwork locally at:
Timeworn Charm, Lacombe, Alberta
Greater Goods, Calgary, Alberta
The Kingston Collective, Kingston, Onatrio

INSTAGRAM | @thetravellingartisan
TWITTER | @thetravellingartisan

Upcoming Markets: Cheerfully Made Spring Market, Almonte, ON May 7th, 2017

If you have any questions regarding original artwork, prints, shipping, custom orders, or workshops - please send me a message. Thank you for your interest and support!

Shop members

  • Danielle Folkerts

    Owner, Artist

    Welcome to The Travelling Artisan Shop by contemporary artist + instructor Danielle Folkerts. Keep in touch for updates on new original artwork, art classes + upcoming local events at + @thetravellingartisan on Instagram.

Shop policies

Last updated on 09 September, 2017
All original paintings, prints & weaving's are handmade by Danielle Folkerts in Kingston. Ontario, Canada.
View my full portfolio + blog:

Accepted payment methods

  • Visa
  • Mastercard
  • American Express
  • Discover
  • Apple Pay
  • Klarna
  • Sofort
  • Ideal
  • Paypal
  • Gift cardAccepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Returns and exchanges
I don't accept returns, exchanges or cancellations
But please contact me if you have any problems with your order.
Returns and exchange details

+ WORKSHOPS: All ticket sales are final. No holds. No refunds. However, Tickets may be transferred to another student for the same class your registered for.

+ If a Workshop is cancelled by the instructor, you will be fully refunded.

+ No returns or exchanges. All SALES are final.

+ Due to the handmade nature of my products I do not offer returns or exchanges. Customer satisfaction is important to me so please ask me any questions or concerns you might have about a painting, weaving or print PRIOR to the purchase. I take detailed pictures. Please read the descriptions carefully.

+ Each artwork is lovingly made by hand with careful attention to detail. Slight "imperfections" are part of the handmade charm and style.

+ As a buyer please understand the terms that come with purchasing handmade goods. Should any issues arise, please extend me the courtesy of messaging me before leaving negative feedback. I will do my best to satisfy your concerns. Thank you!

+ Damaged items - If your piece has arrived damaged, please take photographs of both the packaging and the damaged item (including close ups) and email me at dkfolkerts [!at] with all the details. I will refund you for the piece or offer to make you a replacement or exchange. **You must have insurance for a refund option.**
I accept payments with Credit cards, Debit cards + Etsy Gift Cards. For locals wanting to avoid shipping costs, message me to arrange a pick up. Please email dkfolkerts [!at] regarding any preferences or questions involving shipping, payment methods or custom orders. If you wish to pay via E-transfer send me an email.

+ Workshop Tickets are not shipped, your name goes directly on the class list, and you will sign in when you arrive to the class. Thank you!


+ The Travelling Artisan is currently ships from Kingston, Ontario. Items ship through Canada Post. Each 'ready to go item' will be shipped within 1-4 business days after purchase. All 'made to order item's' have different timelines + shipping will be discussed case-to-case.

Local? Avoid shipping fees - pick up your order at The Kingston Collective. (303 Bagot Street, Kingston, ON)

+ I use safe and sturdy packaging for the bumpy road ahead. I will ship to your Etsy address, please ensure it is up to date before you purchase.

+ Shipping rates are estimated for regular parcel and factor in packaging and handling. If you would like to ensure additional insurance, tracking or priority shipping, please contact me, and I can get you revised shipping quote. Items are sent out after full payment has been received.

+ I am not held responsible for any damages or stolen items or any duty/custom fees that may apply. Chose your shipping method at your own risk. I package each work as secure as I can. I am also not held responsible for items not received due to an incorrect address you have provided me with.

+ If you wish to purchase multiple items, please contact me for a revised shipping cost. I can bundle work. I will do my best to accommodate your wishes.

+ Your weaving will have had a long journey to get to its new home. A quick run through with your fingers will freshen it up!

Canada: Allow 1-2 weeks for delivery time.
United States: Allow 2-3 weeks for delivery time.
International: message me to arrange purchases & shipping.

To contact email dkfolkerts [!at] or reach me on Instagram or Facebook @thetravellingartisan

Thank you
Additional policies and FAQs
+ Do you have an idea or questions about a custom work? Contact me to get the ball rolling. We'll discuss size, colours, shipping and final price. Once you have accepted the design and paid the deposit I'll start creating your one of a kind piece to fit your home and personal style.

+ Final payment is due on completion. Deposits are non refundable. No returns or refunds.

+ Take note, I only take on a limited amount of custom work, and will only do projects that fit within my schedule and preferences. Thank you for understanding.

+ All computer monitors are different so colors may vary slightly.

+ No price adjustments will be honored after a purchase is completed.

+ I want you to LOVE your one of a kind purchase! If you have any issues or concerns please contact me before purchasing for any clarification/details.

+ Please keep artwork/wall hangings out of reach of children and pets.

+ I love to see my artwork up in your unique home or office! Feel free to tag @thetravellingartisan in your pictures on Instagram for a possible feature.

+ Lastly, thank you from the bottom of my heart, I appreciate all your support!


*All images in my shop were taken by me and are the property of Danielle Folkerts. Using them in any way without my permission is a strict violation of Copyright Law. All image may not be reproduced for any purpose without written consent from the artist, before and after purchase.