What we do

The Van Elles make stuff

Knitting

With wool, we make anything.

Apparel

Wearable Art

Jewelry

Accessories.

About

we make stuff. together.
Sisters. Friends. Business partners. We are The Van Elles.

We are The Van Elles: sisters, crafters, friends, business partners. Our heritage is Dutch (note the "van"), we are the ladies of our family (dubbed the beautiful french "elles"), and we make stuff (almost constantly, according to our husbands). Although we are primarily known for our epic knitting skills, we can do just about anything we set our minds to; that stereotypical dutch stubborness works to our favour!

The Sisters

Working, playing, crafting. Together.
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Michelle

Knitter
“I love to knit because it helps me relax and unwind when I’m wound up tight; I can be recover from my day without feeling lazy while I put my feet up.”
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Meghan

Crafter
“When I create things, it makes me feel alive. At the core of who I am is this person who sees things as they could be, not as they are. For things others might call ugly or old, I can see its potential.”
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Angela

Crocheter
“My new in-laws inspired me to channel my inner creative. (Of course, I simply had to start knitting so I can start to fit in!)”
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Mariet

Knitter
“My beautiful mother in law made amazing sweaters and blankets and so many other things. She taught me, but as a young mom I never had time. Now, I have time . . . and many grandchildren to wear my knitting!”

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