Our Story

It is hard to pinpoint exactly when artemesia handmade morphed from the idea "wouldn't it be fun to" into the reality "well I had better get to work because I need 30 scarves done by Friday". I have always loved making things: whether cooking, sewing, dyeing, ceramics, stained glass- I even took a welding class to learn how to make outdoor furniture. I guess when I think about it, the garden has been an ongoing theme - I was a professional gardener for years, so it is sort of a natural progression to use plants as dyestuff...but because I live in the Berkshires of Western Massachusettes, winter can be very long and a person has got to find things to do inside when it is becomes freezing outside!

Founder: Wendy Akroyd