Jacki Chandler grew up in Shubenacadie and helped her mom Marilyn out at the Craft Shop for many years. She enjoys sewing, and one of her specialties is quilting. She also sews a variety of unique items such as dolls, bears, placemats, table runners, clothes and wall hangings. She has won a number awards for her work over the years.
Jeanne Miller originates from East Chezzetkook and almost 6 years ago moved to Shubenacadie. Marilyn welcomed her in with open arms and asked if she made any crafts to which she replied jewelery. Over the following two years she has expanded her gemstone jewelry to Soutache jewelry. Jeanne’s love of old movies turned her in the direction of creating wool felt hats and fascinators.
Betty Stonehouse moved to Shubenacadie in 2003 and has volunteered at the Tinsmith Museum and Craft Shop since the summer of 2011. Her passion was painting, and her favorite subject has been Lighthouses. She started freestyle painting Lighthouses on barnboard and most recently, painting on furniture and wood articles expanding to oil on canvas. She also enjoys crocheting, knitting as well as some Sewing.
Laura Thompson uses her unique talent to make wooden signs with a variety of sayings to cheer and beautify any home.
Carol Anne Henderson
Carol Anne Henderson has lived in Shubenacadie for many years and is a long-time volunteer at the Craft Shop. Carol Anne crochets and knits slippers, scarves, dish clothes, table runners, cushion covers, hand towels, and Christmas ornaments.
Cathy Miller combines two of her greatest interests crafting and history. Volunteering here at the Museum is the ideal place for her, to engage both at the same time. It’s very rewarding and she exclaims “I love it here”. Cathy knits and crochets also makes an insect repellant out of essential oils. Her mittens made from old wool sweaters are always in demand.
Julia Chapman supplies us with homemade fragrant soaps and body lotions.
Velma Milburn produces maple syrup
Joan Longmore makes various crochet and knitted items including baby sweaters, children sweaters, crochet ornaments, crochet and knitted purses, crochet jewelry, crochet dish clothes, children’s fleece jackets, and she also makes jam.
Maggie Morriss makes knitted and crocheted baby sets, baby blankets, dish cloths and pot holders.
Yvonne Lightle supplies the Craft Shop with a delightful array of ceramics.
Sharon Findlay MacPhee
Sharon Findlay MacPhee creates stunning watercolor paintings and cards.
Tanya Hirtle builds wood bird houses and feeders as well she creates wooden welcome signs, beach signs and beach glass pictures
Phyllis Moore knits an array of socks, mittens and hats
Yvette LeBlanc crochets intricate heirloom doilies
Valerie Dows makes stunning patio lights from recycled articles to create an interested and different way to light your patio
Irene Tiscornin knitted sweaters, hats, mitts
Nikki Chandler crafts painted glass ornaments and unique Map roses
Kelly Hooper knits detailed baby sets