New craft store in the Junction to feature local artists

UPDATE: Jan08 2009 – Junction Parents Blog as an image for the store location [link opens in new window]

The blog received a email today about a new craft store opening up in the Junction on Quebec Ave. just south of Dundas St West, and although the blog doesn’t write much about the retail efforts in the Junction , this type of store is something we believe the Junction needs as a necessity. (see this post What new retail?) [link opens in new window]. The about section of their site reads (see below) much like a description that many of the Junction’s arts and craft movement used to describe themselves in the 20’s through 40’s. Hopefully this shop is a whole lot Roycrofters 1 and has a open access to a great body of makerdesigners of functional art and objects of desire.

from their site…

Wise Daughters carries unique locally handmade ceramics, knitwear, jewelery, soap, cards, folk art dolls, needlework, felt sculpture, screen-printing and much more, plus original paintings and multi-media artwork.

from their about…

Wise Daughters Craft Market is a brand new adventure for owner Mary Breen, a crafter whose foremothers have been embroidering, knitting, painting china, drawing, and designing clothes generation after generation. Her own creative “wise daughters” continue the tradition.

web site http://www.wisedaughters.com

3079B Dundas St. West
Toronto, ON, M6P 1Z9
(on Quebec Ave, just south of Dundas)

  1. Roycroft was a reformist community of craft workers and artists which formed part of the Arts and Crafts movement in the USA. Participants were known as Roycrofters. The work and philosophy of the group, often referred to as the Roycroft movement, had a strong influence on the development of American architecture and design in the early 20th century.

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