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Kleinburg’s Bindetwine Festival: Saturday September 6, 2014

Binder Twine Festival in KleinburgJoin us on Saturday September 6, 2014 for Bindertwine!

An annual Kleinburg highlight in September is the Binder Twine Festival. It began in the late 1800’s when farmers came to the community to buy twine to bind their sheaves of wheat together. Charlie Shaw, owner of Shaw’s Hardware Store in Kleinburg, offered food and entertainment to the visiting farmers and an annual celebration was born. In 1967, a small committee revived the concept of Binder Twine as Kleinburg’s centennial project. It was so successful that it once again became an annual event. Occurring on the first Saturday after Labour Day, this exciting festival features juried craft exhibitors, great food and entertainment. It is organized and run entirely by over 800 volunteers from the community. Its success has resulted in benefits to the community, such as Binder Twine Park, support for local schools and clubs, new street signage, Kleinburg New Forest, and much more! There is a very special spirit of cooperation and celebration – “a community brought together with a common goal”

The fun continues this year on Saturday September 6, 2014 with an exciting day filled with unique crafts, great entertainment, and great food. Gates open at 9 a.m. Admission prices are $7 for adults, $5 for seniors and teenagers, and $2 for children aged 2 to 12. However, if you come dressed in pioneer costume in keeping with the spirit of the festival, admission is free! The entire site is wheelchair accessible.

We will be there under the tent with a great selection of handcrafted artisan spice mills (they will grind pepper, salt and spice) and spice bowls. We hope to see you there!

Click here for more information about Kleinburg’s Binder Twine Festival.

Backroad Craft Book Launch & Exhibition

Please join us for the official launch of the Backroad Craft book and the opening for the exhibition of the 30 makers who are featured in the book.  Authors Kate Civiero and Becky Comber will be signing books.

Sunday September 7th • 1pm – 4pm

At the The Legacy Gallery in the Owen Sound Artists’ Co-op
(279 10th St E, Owen Sound, Ontario)

The Backroad Craft exhibition will run for the entire month of September at the Legacy Gallery. As well, there will be an accompanying exhibit entitled “A Tribute To Backroad Craft” in the Atrium of the Tom Thomson Art Gallery from September 14th 2014 to January 4th 2015. This is an open exhibit to all craftspeople in the Grey and Bruce region. Contact the Tom Thomson Art Gallery for Exhibit info.

Backroad Craft by Becky Comber, Kate Civiero and Heather HughesWe are excited to be featured as one of the 30 local artisans in Back Road Craft • Fine Craft In Grey & Bruce Counties.  This wonderful new publication will be released in early September (2014). Quantities will be limited and authors (and self publishers) Kate Civiero and Becky Comber are now accepting pre-orders.  This is a great opportunity to reserve your copy of what no doubt will be a wonderful addition to any home library or personal collection (and will also make a great gift to the art and/or Grey/Bruce enthusiast). 

  • Click here for more information about this exciting new book.
  • Click here to order this exciting new book.

You can now find in the One of A Kind Online Store too in the One of a Kind online shopIn addition to finding us here at, at shows across Southern Ontario, and at the Owen Sound Artists’ Co-op… you can now also find us in the One of a Kind Online Store.

[click here to visit our One of a Kind Online Store]


The One of a Kind brand has been delivering an inspiring shopping experience since 1975. For almost 40 years, they have carefully selected and brought together artisans from across Canada at their famous Spring and Christmas events in Toronto.  Sharing the passion for all things handmade, they recently introduced the One of a Kind Online Store, so now you can get One of a Kind experience all year round.



Another new batch of mills just delivered to Owen Sound Artist Co-op

pepper mill, spice mill, salt mill - Spicemills.caOSACIt’s been a busy month… Thanks !

We have just delivered a new batch of spice mills to the Owen Sound Artist Co-op.

“Beyond the beautiful design and fine craftsmanship, our grinders are all designed to function equally well as a pepper mill, salt mill or spice mill.”

The newest additions to the OSAC collection include mills hand turned from bubinga, black walnut, mahogany, red oak, black cherry, and more.

Let your inner chef out… Bon Appétit Read the rest of this entry »

Summerfolk 2014: Aug 15-17 at Summerfolk 2014Summerfolk Music & Crafts FestivalMark August 15th, 16th and 17th on your calendars and join us at the 39th annual Summerfolk Music & Crafts Festival.  Presented by the Georgian Bay Folk society, this outstanding festival is held at beautiful Kelso Beach Park on Georgian Bay in Owen Sound.  As always, the festival is a great weekend to share the love of folk inspired music, fine craft, food and friends (both old and new).

As long time patrons of this festival we have always admired the quality and diversity of the of the work displayed in the artisan village, and are delighted to be part of this event as artisan vendors for our second year.  (And of course we love and enjoy the music too!)

Make sure you drop by the tent and check out our latest inventory of handmade spice mills and related accessories.  Made from a wide assortment of domestic and exotic hardwoods, we will have a terrific selection of our newest mills available.  Featuring our hallmark minaret style design, variations in wood grain, colour and texture make each of our spice mills truly one-of-a-kind.  Beyond the fine craftsmanship and beautiful design is an authentic CrushGrind™ ceramic mechanism. This makes every mill ideal for grinding peppercorns, salt or spices.

See you this August at Summerfolk . . . Read the rest of this entry »

28th Annual Baysville Arts & Crafts Festival: August 9 & 10, 2014 at Baysville Arts & Crafts FestivalThe Baysville Riverfront Group will host the 28th Arts & Crafts festival in Baysville, Ontario on August 9- 10, 2014.  This two day outdoor event features unique and original items hand crafted by artisans from all over Ontario.

This year more than 80 artisans will be participating the festival. will be there with a great selection of our handmade artisan spice mills (pepper mills, salt mills and spice mills) and spice bowls.

Specialities of art include fabric (sewing, embroidery, quilting, rugs, home decor) , wool, glass, wood, string, paper (gift cards, books) , metal, stone, leather, pottery, painting and drawings (canvas, wood, metal, ceramic, in multiple medias), wax, bath & beauty, photography, gourmet delights, jewellery (silver, pearls, beads, gem stones, wrapped etc) recycled art, floral, and misc creations. There is something for everyone including women’s and unisex clothing designs, fashion accessories and Muskoka and Christmas themes. Read the rest of this entry »

Guest Artist @ Southampton Art Gallery: August 2014

Irwin Seidman - at the Southampton Art School & GalleryWe have just finished setting up our work for the guest artist feature at the Southampton Art School & Gallery (SASG).  Our work will be on display at the SASG for the full month of August (2014).  We hope you will drop by the gallery and enjoy the outstanding collection of fine craft and art from some of the areas best artisans.

Spicemills @ SAG

The Southampton Art School & Gallery is a non-profit registered charitable organization dedicated to celebrating the joy of creativity and developing artistic talent since 1957. They combine a tradition of excellence with a youthful, energetic approach to bring the public dynamic programs emphasizing fun and excitement that the whole family can appreciate.

About the Southampton Art School & Gallery

Southampton Art School & GallerySince 1957, Southampton has been Bruce County’s destination of choice for artists, students and visitors interested in the appreciation, study and enjoyment of the Arts. In 1986, an organized group from the community formed the Southampton Arts Society as a registered non-profit charity to support the Southampton Art School. Today, the Southampton Arts Society is committed to providing educational and cultural activities in association with both the Art School & Gallery.

The Southampton Art School is one of the oldest, most respected art schools in Ontario, with classes now running year round. The School has enriched the lives and enhanced the skills of thousand of students.

The Southampton Art Gallery was established in 1999 and has grown to represent the art from over 40 local and regional artists from Grey and Bruce Counties and surrounding area in a beautiful 3000 sq foot facility. From painters to potters, jewellers to weavers – there is something everyone will find fascinating.

The Southampton Arts Society invites you to visit our historic facilities on the shores of Lake Huron and participate in the myriad of visual and arts programming.



Southampton Art School & Gallery


Backroad Craft now available for pre-order

Backroad Craft by Becky Comber, Kate Civiero and Heather HughesA message from Becky Comber and Kate Civiero:

 open-quoteBecky Comber and Kate Civiero are in the final stages of finishing their exciting first book Backroad Craft (exploring fine craft in Grey and Bruce Counties). It has been a thrilling project so far, and it is almost finished. Backroad Craft gets sent to the printer in just under two weeks so it will arrive in time for the Booklaunch and Artist Exhibit at the Legacy Gallery in Owen Sound on September 7th.

To purchase your very own copy, we would be so appreciative if you could pre-order Backroad Craft online on our website at:

Pre-ordering is beneficial to us as self-publishers so we can ensure that we are ordering an appropriate run of books. Because we are self publishing, we can only afford to print a limited amount of books for our first run. Pre-ordering a copy ensures that you will get your book, and it will be available on September 7th for pick up. As a bonus for pre-ordering, we will include special bonus gifts as a thank you for your support. Read the rest of this entry »

We’ve just restocked our eStore with a great selection of mills

Artisan Pepper Mills, Salt Mills and Spice Mills from  

Thanks for visiting and for your interest in our handmade Artisan Spice Mills™.

We’ve just restocked our eStore with a great selection of mills.  We invite you to browse the new collection, and hope that you’ll find one that suites your style and decor.

Beyond their beautiful design and fine craftsmanship, our grinders are all handcrafted and made to function equally well as a pepper mill, salt mill or spice mill.

We are restocking our eStore today

RESTOCKING-INVENTORYThanks for visiting and for your interest in our handmade Artisan Spice Mills™.

We have just returned from a successful trip to the Muskoka Arts & Crafts Festival (Bracebridge, ON) and are currently busy restocking our online store.  We are in the process of photographing and posting our newest collection of handmade Artisan Spice Mills™ and expect to have our eStore reopened later today (or this evening).

We welcome your visit and hope you will drop by again later today and apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.