MichikoCraft

Nature-inspired calligraphy & upcycled wool mitts/hats

Winnipeg, Canada On Etsy since 2019

MichikoCraft

Nature-inspired calligraphy & upcycled wool mitts/hats

Winnipeg, Canada | 101 Sales

Announcement    At Michiko Craft you will find beautiful original calligraphy, prints and greeting cards that are inspired by Mother Nature. This includes custom work for things such as quotes, vows, invitation suites, and event signage (place cards, table numbers, seating charts, etc).
I also create handmade mittens and other creations from quality natural fibres; upcycled cashmere and merino wool sweaters. I want to show the world that repurposing can be modern, highly functional, and best of all environmentally friendly.

Instagram: @michiko.craft

Living in a Canadian climate that can range from +35 degrees Celsius to -35 degrees Celsius, a versatile wardrobe that is multi-functional is essential to maintaining a wardrobe that doesn't take up all the space in your home. Creating mittens and garments that can be used both on a morning of business meetings and then on an afternoon of snowshoeing became my dream to attain.

Please join me in celebrating one-of-a-kind creations that are modern, functional, AND sustainable. Keeping garments out of the landfills and repurposing them feels good to mother nature, my clients, and me.

Announcement

Last updated on Oct 24, 2020

At Michiko Craft you will find beautiful original calligraphy, prints and greeting cards that are inspired by Mother Nature. This includes custom work for things such as quotes, vows, invitation suites, and event signage (place cards, table numbers, seating charts, etc).
I also create handmade mittens and other creations from quality natural fibres; upcycled cashmere and merino wool sweaters. I want to show the world that repurposing can be modern, highly functional, and best of all environmentally friendly.

Instagram: @michiko.craft

Living in a Canadian climate that can range from +35 degrees Celsius to -35 degrees Celsius, a versatile wardrobe that is multi-functional is essential to maintaining a wardrobe that doesn't take up all the space in your home. Creating mittens and garments that can be used both on a morning of business meetings and then on an afternoon of snowshoeing became my dream to attain.

Please join me in celebrating one-of-a-kind creations that are modern, functional, AND sustainable. Keeping garments out of the landfills and repurposing them feels good to mother nature, my clients, and me.

Items

101 Sales
 
Janet - Maker of Fine Things

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Janet - Maker of Fine Things

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About MichikoCraft

Sales 101
On Etsy since 2019

Luxury wool and cashmere sweaters upcycled into modern creations such as mittens, hats, home decor. All while being kind to Mother Nature. 🌿

Creating an eco conscious business is central to the heart of Michiko Craft. All of my wool and cashmere sweaters are upcycled from friends and family's closets, and second hand stores. I choose only 100% natural fibers so that all my products are biodegradable.

Packaging for my wool products are also completely recycled/recyclable, and even compostable. I create all of my product tags, one at a time, from recycled file folders. Each tag is hand written.

I remember some of my favorite things from when I was little - fabric and puffy fabric paint, Japanese coloring books and colorful pens. Fast forward 30 years and nothing has changed. I still find so much joy in the process of creating things with fabrics and fibers, and beautiful papers/pens. Perhaps my tastes have become more refined, but the love and satisfaction from creating remains the same.

Shop members

  • Janet

    Maker Of Fine Things

    Sewing. Knitting. Lettering. These are my creative prescriptions - just as important as getting exercise and a healthy diet! Only in the last few years have I realized how central to my happiness these modalities are.

  • Norman

    Doorman

    Norman the gnome is my personal doorman. He is responsible for keeping visitors and curious children out when I am working.

  • Titus

    Frog

    This guy keeps things light and casual in my studio. A reminder that unless I’m enjoying what I’m doing, what’s the point?

  • Peaberry

    Kindness Specialist

    Peaberry has incredible customer service skills and reminds us that kindness always wins.

Production partners

  • Broms the Poet

    Winnipeg, MB

    Broms the Poet is an incredibly talented and internationally known local artist that I collaborate with in some of my artwork. He shares his poems and I help bring life to those words.

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Last updated on Sep 23, 2019
Frequently asked questions
Custom and personalized orders

Yes! I do custom orders. I have designed many different sizes of mittens - children’s, women’s, and men’s. Please allow for reasonable time for creating your special item. Don’t forget to add in time for shipping!

Care instructions

The wool and fabrics I use in my one of a kind items have all been hot washed and then dried to felt (tighten up) the wool fibres.

Wool is stain and soil resistant if you can believe it! It is also odor resistant. There is NO NEED to frequently launder your wool garments. They can be worn, and used in all types of situations and will often remain odorless, and clean. No joke, it is a miracle fabric.

When they are laundered, I recommend washing your wool / cashmere in cool water and laying flat to dry or drying on low temperature for a few minutes. For a tighter fit place in the dryer for a few minutes at a time. You will see that wool dries surprisingly quickly!

Gift wrapping and packaging

Gift wrapping can be added to your item by request with a name tag or short message included. Your item(s) will be prettily (that’s totally a word) wrapped in all-recyclable or compostable paper/fibers.

Other questions?

I love hearing from you!!

Please feel free to connect with me via Etsy conversations and I will answer any questions you have in a timely manner.

You can also find me on Instagram
@michiko.craft
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Thanks for coming to my store.
Janet

Do you offer free local pick up?

Absolutely there is free local pick up if you prefer! Just message with me and we can arrange for local Winnipeg pick up. It’s always nice to meet the people that purchase my creations!