Kerri Westlake's Profile

About

As a kid, I spent most of my time dressed in a pioneer costume in my log cabin playhouse in the backyard.  While my friends played with Pogs and Barbies, I’d make ink from lamp black and walnut shells, churn butter and grow wheat. My grandma gave me my first knitting lesson at six. Today, though I’ve tried many other things, from pastry-chefing to painting movie sets, I still find I’m happiest when I’m close to the garden.  When I’m not tending to my edibles and flowers, I have found fulfillment as the creator, designer and knitter behind Westlake. I hand-dye natural-fibre yarns in steaming pots of custom-mixed colour and use skills rooted in tradition to produce thoughtfully-crafted wearables. Inspired by the challenge of a medium seen as old-fashioned, I design simple, chic pieces for the modern wanderer who still has a wool-clad toe in the past.  The soft yarns and muted neutrals and jewel-tones of my colour palette recall nature,…

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  • Born on February 18
  • Joined December 16, 2010

Favorite materials

Sheeps wool, alpaca, silk, more sheeps wool, tweed, houndstooth, cotton, linen, embroidery thread, pretty much any natural fibre

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About

As a kid, I spent most of my time dressed in a pioneer costume in my log cabin playhouse in the backyard.  While my friends played with Pogs and Barbies, I’d make ink from lamp black and walnut shells, churn butter and grow wheat. My grandma gave me my first knitting lesson at six. Today, though I’ve tried many other things, from pastry-chefing to painting movie sets, I still find I’m happiest when I’m close to the garden.  When I’m not tending to my edibles and flowers, I have found fulfillment as the creator, designer and knitter behind Westlake. I hand-dye natural-fibre yarns in steaming pots of custom-mixed colour and use skills rooted in tradition to produce thoughtfully-crafted wearables. Inspired by the challenge of a medium seen as old-fashioned, I design simple, chic pieces for the modern wanderer who still has a wool-clad toe in the past.  The soft yarns and muted neutrals and jewel-tones of my colour palette recall nature, enveloping the wearer in the shelter of the garden, even as they step into icy streets.

Feel free to get in touch with any questions, comments, concerns or custom orders at info [!at] westlakeknits.ca or by convo-ing me.

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