Fashion & Retail

Vancouver Designer Spotlight: Pip & Pin

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Vancouver-based sisters Katie and Megan Williams  mastered the craft of knitting and formed Pip & Pin, a local company specializing in big, snuggly scarves, headbands, buttoned cowls and accessories.

Living in a world where clothing is mass-produced, the sisters have ensured that care and love goes directly into their handiwork. Like any one-of-a-kind treasure, patience in finding the perfect match is essential. Pip & Pin have done the work for you, finding, building and designing cozy accessories that will highlight your winter style while keeping you warm.

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Working out of their living rooms, the Williams girls constantly have a ball of yarn rolling at their feet or hanging from their purses to make sure they have enough comfy treasures to go around.  With a full stock of warm accessories ready to keep warm in, they are sure shoppers will have no trouble finding that perfect hand knit, made-with-love item to keep out the chill or to give as a gift.

Creating one-of-kind treasures from a variety of yarn often starts with unique thrifted finds and yarns made by local spinners.  The 2013 Pip & Pin lineup includes classic favourites like the emerald green chunky knit cowl, which is eyecatching and warm.  New this season, Pip and Pin have been perfecting their latest must-have: hand dyed circle scarves. Full of life and comfort, these scarves go the extra mile in keeping necks warm while still maintaining a beautiful multi-coloured and fashionable presence.
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Coming up on their third anniversary, Pip and Pin have a full line-up of winter craft markets to sell their cozy creations at, including Knit City (Oct 27/27 at Croatian Cultural Centre), Chistmas at Hycroft  (Nov 21 – 24 at Hycroft Mansion) and  Got Craft? (Dec 14/15 at Maritime Labour Centre). Look for the knitting sisters at local fairs, and if you miss them follow the ball of yarn — you’ll eventually end up at their feet.

 

 

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