Northern Knitting Design
Northern Knitting Design specializes in hand-made giftwear, footwear and clothing. Each and every item is carefully and lovingly hand-knitted or crocheted by Marie Gouldie, a knitter with several decades of experience and practice and a keen eye for colours and style. Northern Knitting Design carries a beautiful array of designs in items including afghans, toques, dishcloths, felted slippers, sweaters, mitts, pot scrubbers and felted purses. Find a truly one-of-a-kind gift, clothing and accessories with the kind of personalized and heart-warming touch that only something hand-made can offer. The work of Marie Gouldie of Northern Knitting Design has been the recipient of several awards throughout the years, including Hudson’s Hope fair ribbons and highest overall score for hand-crafts.
Meet Marie Gouldie
Meet Marie Gouldie
For Marie Gouldie, knitting is more than just a means of creativity. Knitting has been a part of her life since she first learned the art at the age of five. No matter what stage of life she was at, she would knit for fun and for relaxation. It was a way to get through the stresses of high school, the busyness of having young children and a way to fill her time when her kids grew up and left home.
Of course, part of the joy that she gets from knitting comes from the happiness that her creations bring to the people who end up with them. "Selling my products and sharing them with others has brought lots of smiles to me and I am very proud of what I can make," says Marie. "Having people buy my products and seeing them wear them gives me great pride in what I do." In fact, many of the items that Marie knits don't get sold at all. She gives many of her creations away, such as the colourful afghans that she donates to homeless shelters, and the warm little toques that end up on the heads of premature babies in the hospital.
Hudson's Hope has been an idyllic location, both for living and for selling her hand-knit works. She's lived here for over 35 years and raised all of her children here. She appreciates that it is a safe community where residents look out for one another. She enjoys its beautiful scenery and tranquil quiet every single day. Being such a small town, she adds, means that it doesn't take long for people to get to know you and what you do if you are in business. Marie is well known for her knitting, and word-of-mouth advertising has always been the best kind of advertising for her. The casual pace of life in Hudson's Hope gives Marie lots of time to spend with her family and to teach her granddaughters the art of knitting.