Hi I'm Nadine, the artist behind Poppysmicks! Here you will find whimsical Canadian-made textile artwork, accessories, and more. Working in a small batch manner, all creations are inspired by nature to nurture a healthier relationship with our planet. Poppysmicks was established in April 2018 and my studio is currently based in Barrie, ON. Take your time to explore the site and stay tuned for kits and tutorials in the near future.
Every piece is made with the environment in mind. Most materials are thrifted/recycled. For supplies that need to be purchased new, I try to find good quality products from local sources and made with organic materials. For example any work made with yarn will always be 100% cotton, rather than acrylic. Ensuring sustainability is a on-going process and I am always open to any guidance on how to develop a more eco-friendly practice.
Nadine is honoured to have received support from the Ontario Arts Council to exhibit her Artwork at the 2019 Toronto Outdoor Art Fair with the Exhibition Assistance grant recommended by the Textile Museum of Canada.