charming, disruptive, Canadian hand embroidery

Kitchener, Canada · 12 Sales


charming, disruptive, Canadian hand embroidery

Kitchener, Canada 12 Sales On Etsy since 2006

5 out of 5 stars
L-A Steeleworthy

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L-A Steeleworthy


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5 out of 5 stars
Christine Bennett

Christine Bennett on Feb 8, 2017

5 out of 5 stars

I am so charmed by this!!!! It's delightful. Yay! Thanks L-A :)


meegiemoo on May 28, 2015

5 out of 5 stars

Very unique and fun! great embroidery.

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June 10th is almost here! I'm busy stitching up some Heritage Minute faves plus a few new things for the Etsy Local Market at RIM park.
(Follow @etsywr on Instagram to see all the rad vendors they have lined up).

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Heritage Minutes and some other fun stuff headed to the Etsy show at RIM Park in a month.

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Charming, disruptive, hand-stitched embroidery


It all started with a sock monkey because I didn't want to throw out my favourite pair of socks. And then I made sock monkeys for everyone I knew. So I started to sell them because there's only so many sock monkeys one person needs.

But a funny thing happened while I was making those sock monkeys: I taught myself to embroider in order to give them faces and baby friendly eyes and I fell in love with embroidery. So I started playing around with embroidered pieces and the Canadian Heritage Minutes series was born. It snowballed from there.

While embroidery is my passion, my day job is in marketing where I do web content and I'm the mom of a busy toddler. I spend my evenings with my stitching after I put that toddler to bed and turn on Netflix or a podcast. I often find my embroidery inspiration in what I'm watching or listening to.

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  • L-A Steeleworthy

    Owner, Maker

    An East coast native, I got my start at Halifax Crafters before moving to Kitchener. When I'm not stitching, you can find me at my day job as a web content strategist, reading YA novels, or binge watching my latest Netflix obsession.

Shop policies

Last updated on March 5, 2017

Accepted payment methods

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  • Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
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All payments are made through Etsy. Etsy accepts credit, debit, PayPal and Etsy gift cards.
I ship to Canada and the US using Canada Post. Items will be dropped off to the post office within five business days of ordering.

If you are paying by PayPal, I ship to your PayPal address. Double check that it's correct when processing payment so I send it to the right address (I've missed this step before). If you'd like your item sent to another address (yay gifts!) please let me know when processing payment in the 'notes to seller' so I can make sure it goes where it needs to be.

CANADA (standard shipping)
Shipping within Canada usually takes 5-10 business days depending on where you live.

Standard shipping via Canada Post DOES NOT include tracking, insurance or guaranteed delivery date. If you'd like these options you can upgrade when placing your order add the XPressPost shipping option or contact me. I can create a custom listing for you.

USA (standard shipping)
Shipping to the USA usually takes 2-3 weeks depending on where you live. All parcels must go through Customs and any import fees, duties and taxes incurred as a result of international purchases are the responsibility of the buyer. I cannot mark items as "gifts".


Etsy doesn't adjust shipping & handling if you are ordering more than one piece. I'll refund you the difference.
Refunds and Exchanges
Everything is created by me, by hand and I hope you love what you buy. While all sales are final, I really want you to be happy. If your item is faulty in some way, I would happily discuss a refund or exchange. Refunds and exchanges must be made within 10 days of receiving the product.

I'd also love to hear all about why you like what you bought. Nice reviews make me happy.
Additional policies and FAQs
Every piece is designed by me and stitched by me. I work hard to make high-quality, lovely pieces, but keep in mind that each one is unique and organic by nature.

More information

Last updated on Mar 5, 2017
Frequently asked questions

Custom and personalized orders

Unfortunately, I'm not able to do customized pieces at this time.

Wholesale availability

I'm not looking to do retail or wholesale at this time. I'd love to do it in the future, but right now my focus is on the shop and craft shows.

I'm in the KW area, do I need to pay shipping?

If you're in KW, we can definitely arrange for free pick-up or delivery. Message me before purchasing and we'll work something out.