Hook, Line, and Tinker

Hello! I am Laurie Dolhan. As the maker behind Hook, Line & Tinker, I design modern, beginner-friendly embroidery kits in beautiful Ketch Harbour, Nova Scotia. Hook, Line & Tinker’s are designed for beginner stitchers with a unique and modern in style. Finished hoops hang well as mix-and-match themes. It is common for customers to purchase multiple kits to build their own collections. While some patterns are easy peasy (Level 1), others are more ambitious (Level 3). But all allow for creativity, experimentation, and calm. Each illustration is repeatedly rendered through the craft of hand embroidery using a variety of basic, introductory stitches to build texture and a pleasing design. The cotton fabric is cut and prepared by hand, and all finalized patterns are printed onto the fabric in our studio. My business is a reflection of my values - care for people, respect for the environment, and a deep desire to create something meaningful and real through a shared act of making. Each kit is plastic free! Every effort is made to operate sustainably and ethically. We donate 5% of profits to alleviate poverty and homelessness for women and children and actively volunteer. We are currently working towards becoming a B Corp certified ethical company.