"Veespoke is a product of my passion for sewing, my love of scarves and my desire to help others find that perfect accessory."
In 2013, after making the decision to not return to my full time position after the birth of my first son, I got an itch to do something creative. Just a couple years prior, I had learned to sew at a local sewing lounge in East Vancouver called Spool of Thread, not thinking that the skill gained would result in a business!
Why the infinity scarf? I was always intimidated by scarves. How do you tie it? Will it drag on the ground? Why is this so complicated? But when I discovered the infinity, it's like all those questions were answered.
Except one. I found the right scarf. It was easy to wear, functional and cute, but not in a print that I either liked or that was unique (aka not from a major chain) that everyone didn't have.
As it turns out, many felt the same way and Veespoke took off. I timidly applied for craft shows (my first being Blim at Heritage Hall in 2013) and then Portobello West for the holidays.
The following year, I added a heavier woven blanket scarf (the idea was from a very stylish friend), then in 2015 the heavy weight triangle scarf.
I was officially known as the scarf lady.
Add two more sons to the mix, a line of solid coloured gauze blanket scarves, a pandemic (and the ability to pivot) resulting in masks - I am the scarf and mask lady now.
Veespoke is founded on the idea that a simple accessory can add your unique style to any outfit. And it doesn't have to be complicated.
Every scarf is handmade with love at my home in Vancouver, BC. As a mom, veespoke is a way for me to support my family while engaging my creative side. I hope you find that perfect scarf (or two)!"