WITCHCRAFT

The Witchery: Bringing Magick to the North

The Witchery, brainchild of Katie Karpetz, is Edmonton's own little Internet occult shop that brings traditional European witchcraft and Southern-style conjure magick to the North. Back with us again at Royal Bison for for both weekends, The Witchery is run by a practicing witch with a touch of hoodoo influences. Mesmerized by herbs, religious iconography, and the Dead, The Witch is a lover of low magick who believes that everyone’s world can be enhanced by the use of spellwork. Catch her at the Bison both weekends, follow Katie on Instagram (@witcheryway) and Twitter (@thewitcheryca) to see what she’s conjuring, and read on to discover what inspires her work.

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Royal Bison: What draws you to making or designing things?
The Witchery:
It’s in my blood!

RB: What’s new for your line or business this season?
TW:
Lots of cool ritual candles and some amazing smelling incense!

RB: What do you think sets your work apart from similar makers or designers?
TW:
Well... The fact that I am the only witchcraft store at the Bison... ;)

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RB: How do you feel about being a part of the Edmonton creative community?  
TW:
Wonderful! There is are so many amazing creators here! There is always something new to see.

RB: Please gush about a few of your designer, maker, or creative crushes!
TW:
Emily Chu forever! I can’t wait to see her new goodies!

RB: Do you have a favourite holiday tradition you can share with us?
TW:
Making a coffee table candle yule log and almost setting the house on fire. (Yes, this does happen yearly.)

Visit The Witchery’s website to see more of that they’ll be bringing to the Royal Bison: www.thewitchery.ca

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Embroidered Witchcraft For the Coven by Stitch Witch

Stitch Witch is back for her second Royal Bison! She first joined us in in the November market and she's back to share her whimsical, witchy, and one-of-a-kind handmade patches with you! All pieces are lovingly hand-stitched by textile artist and coven leader, Shannon Fox. We are all super excited to see what she has in store this round! You can keep up with Shannon's progress on instagram (@foxshannon) and read on down below to see what makes Stich Witch tick.

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RB: What draws you to making/designing things?
SW: I have lots of feelings and I love taking them from my brain and reimagining them into a tangible thing that I can share with other folks. It feels really magical when someone holds something I’ve made because it’s like holding a piece of my cute lil creative heart.

RB: What’s new for your line/business this spring?
SW: I have much wider selection of beaded patches and larger one-of-a-kind patches with new designs (including a beaded lemon and 10” vinyl patch!).  

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RB: What’s in your designer/maker/creative plans for 2018?
SW: I would like to work towards making a line of clothing (I also sew!) that incorporates my hand-stitched patch designs in a sartorial context.

RB: Tell us about a few of your designer/maker/creative crushes:
SW: Regina Spektor for delicate pop tunes and lyrics that emotionally gut. Maricor/Maricar for fun abstract embroidery inspiration. Epithumia Rose for captivating multidisciplinary art (and wicked tattoos)

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