Toque Craft Fair
Dec 1–5 2021
for art, craft and design
by BC-based makers.
Anita Sikma Design
Anita Sikma Design is a Canadian fine jewelry brand, specializing in custom gold and silver pieces. Composing all of her designs by hand, each piece is an example of her technique, practice and craftsmanship. Primarily using the traditional process of lost wax casting, Sikma bridges the past with contemporary elegance.
AW by Andrea Wong
Andrea Wong is a Vancouver-based designer. In 2011 she started her own accessories brand AW by Andrea Wong. The line was born out of a desire to create a strong cohesion between quality of materials and craftsmanship. Andrea creates functional, fashionable accessories that tell a story: durable products made from natural materials that age gracefully, creating rich visual histories.
Cloth Tone is a textile studio committed to designing with natural materials, sourcing responsibly, and weaving unique, timeless, and embodied textiles. Cloth Tone’s handwoven textiles emphasize the tactile qualities of raw materials and evoke a strong sense of place, experience, and emotion. Cloth Tone embraces a philosophy of “textiles for life”. Designed and handwoven in the Okanagan.
Cracher Dans La Soupe Parfum
Cracher Dans La Soupe Parfum is a botanical perfumery featuring scents by artist Megan Hepburn. The perfumes are formulated for the Pacific Northwest climate with all-natural ingredients and handmade in small batches. Hepburn’s path as a painter led her to the world of perfumery as a natural extension of her fascination with raw materials, their histories, extraction, and alchemy.
Since Cultivate Tea’s establishment in 2014, we have been on the continuous search for teas with remarkable stories, origin, and exquisite craftsmanship.
These exquisite teas are the culmination of our eight-year-long efforts in sourcing the finest craft teas directly from foragers, small producers and growers in the pristine and remote growing regions across China.
Through our considered approach in seeking these teas, we hope to reach the curious and the hungry, who take pleasure in slowing down and in caring for themselves, as a way to connect to the world.
Draw Me A Lion
Cards, prints, and colouring things! Draw Me A Lion is a line of fun items for cool kids from 4-104! Everything is drawn and designed by Lisa Cinar, who is a big fan of picture books, carefree drawings, colouring, and masks. Signature items include colouring postcards for you to colour and send off to a friend, and beautiful watercolour wall prints that brighten up any room. Draw Me A Lion is all about fun and imagination. We need yours!
A vintage buyer by trade, Erin Templeton always found the masses of unloved leather inspiring, as each piece is a reminder of who it once was. All bag designs are lovingly handmade in-house in recycled leather, imported cowhides, or a selection of exclusive and locally tanned elk and bison. Erin’s fascination with the past informs designs that aim to defy trends. She uses minimal hardware and simple, strong construction, which allow people to adjust, change, and make pieces their own. It is her hope that each piece is able to be a lifelong friend, and to mix freely with new and vintage pieces.
Fancypop is a collection of unique jewelry and accessories made with resin, clay, paint, beads, and everything else in between. Everything is made with the everyday person in mind. Fun, casual or classic – fancypop offers something perfect (and affordable) for any occasion!
Woven wall hangings, weaving kits, handmade jewellery, and art cards by Haley Hunt-Brondwin. Haley’s work is an exploration of colour and form, inspired by journeys within landscapes, both internal and external. Haley divides her time between Vancouver and the Sunshine Coast.
Henderson Dry Goods
Established in 2009, Henderson Dry Goods has been a Toque vendor since 2011. Their collection features thoughtfully designed objects including ornaments, jewelry, mobiles, magnets, bookmarks, and one-of-a-kind items laser cut in wood.
Homecoming Candles is a family-run business that specializes in elevated, non-toxic home goods designed for a life well lived. Homecoming uses all-natural soy wax, is cruelty-free, and free of petroleum, phthalates, and parabens. Every Homecoming candle is hand-poured with care in Vancouver, B.C. With distinct scents ranging from grounding botanicals to dreamy notes of amber and dramatic pops of citrus, Homecoming candles are intended to fit perfectly in any space, serving as a reminder that there really is no place like home.
Julia Chirka makes pottery pieces. Mostly all functional things like cups and bowls and mugs and plates.
Kate Metten is an interdisciplinary artist who works at the intersection of painting and ceramics. She makes modernist wheel-thrown ceramic tableware that features a colourful palette of glazes.
Littlecrane Beadworks combines traditional beadwork and contemporary design.
Over the past few years, Nathalee Paolinelli has turned to ceramics as a natural extension of her painting and sculptural practice. Favouring neither the formal nor the functional, Nathalee embraces an amateur approach to the medium of clay. The negotiation between what the artist wants and what the material wants provides each work with its own precarious and poetic tension.
Nectrous Botanicals is a Vancouver-based soap studio. Focusing on the power of natural ingredients, Nectrous creates soap to hydrate, nourish, and delight.
NEW LOoK presents an annual calendar in large format! Over the years, the calendar has transformed into something that connects NEW LOoK to its community and made them many new friends. It’s been an invaluable avenue for NEW LOoK to explore their surroundings, newly found materials, and new ideas sprouting in their minds.
Paperbacknote make unique upcycled stationary and paper goods from recycled books. The products are locally made in Vancouver and reflect a love of books as tangible, physical objects. Great care is taken to upcycle every part of the original book into beautiful handmade products in order to appreciate old books in new ways.
Project Weekend specializes in crafted downtime – the meditative and gratifying process of making things for yourself and your loved ones. Each season, Project Weekend provides a collection of beautiful yarn and wood carving-based project kits, including all of the tools, materials, and patterns so you can create beautiful items for yourself, your home, and for loved ones. Project Weekend’s curated kits save you from the exhaustive materials- and tools-sourcing process, so you can spend more time making and less time running around town trying to find everything. Along with your kit, you’ll get access to supportive tutorial videos and guides so you can learn to make things at your own pace, no matter what your experience level may be.
See You Soon Studio
See You Soon Studio is a home for textile products, illustrated paper goods, and the space they meet. Embracing bold contrasts of colours, abstracted forms of nature, and playful narratives, each product aims to deliver a contagious notion of delight and curiosity. Designed and handcrafted in Vancouver, products are constructed with a commitment to a sustainable practice by diverting textile waste and printing on recycled paper whenever possible. As a name and sentiment, See You Soon references the gesture of warmth that never quite denotes a farewell.
Simply Read Books
Simply Read Books produces illustrated children’s books with inspired content, extraordinary artwork, outstanding graphic design, and quality production. Simply Read Books introduces contemporary books with a modern appeal and fresh outlook, and offers a careful selection of timeless stories that link the past with the present.
Daisy Fung is a floral artist and gardener guided by the seasons. As an anthropologist turned florist, she is encouraged by a reflective approach to working with nature and organic materials, and nurturing individual and social delight in flowers. Her creative practice emphasizes how flowers are aesthetic, fragile and vital, and encompasses cut flower growing, tending, foraging, researching, photographing, displaying and arranging. Her urban flower gardens supply her projects with playful and sentimental ingredients, and provide space for the gravitations of wildlife and pollinators that constantly renew a flower’s purpose. Daisy’s studio specializes in floral and botanical arrangements, installations, events, subscriptions, editorial and styling for all occasions, milestones and meaningful rituals in life.
Studio Note is a Vancouver-based collective operated by Mandy Chang and Elina Takahashi, two designers with diverse backgrounds in industrial design, communication design and user experience. Studio Note is in pursuit of developing new experiences through traditional ones—making the common object uncommon.
The Little Things
The Little Things aims to create experiences that trigger moments of joy through sweets. Our busy lives have muted us from noticing the beauty around us. We take breaks to break away from this routine life. The Little Things uses food as a medium and hopes to fill the void between these breaks. Perhaps we can bring a smile to your face.
The Planet Sun Studio
The Planet Sun Studio is a brand created by the artist Debbie I-Ching Sun. Her products include clothing, original art, paper goods, and handmade products.
Tony Dubroy is a self-taught artist who has been exploring various visual media for more than half his life. At his shop in East Vancouver, he blends thoughtful design with hand-picked materials to create pieces that marry elegant form with desirable function.
tuk + milo
tuk + milo (tuck and my-low) is a kids concept shop that focuses on the benefits of play-based learning through the early years. Our signature handmade soft toys are now accompanied by open-ended play materials, developmentally appropriate activities + creative art supplies. Our collection is curated to encourage imaginary + creative play. We also make some hair accessories + 3 layer cotton face masks!
WarmAndDrift creates beautiful and lifelike needle felted animals from natural fibers with a focus on wool, as well as Scandinavian inspired home decor and holiday ornaments.
Minimal stained glass pieces, made by hand in Vancouver, BC.