Island Traditions Store:Home of the Basket Weavers

Island Traditions Store:Home of the Basket Weavers

Island Traditions Store:Home of the Basket Weavers
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9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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About
Our basket weavers transform an ash tree into timeless and stunning baskets with hand carved handles and hoops. Sweet grass, tree bark, and roots are incorporated into one of a kind creations. The store also showcases a variety of works by over 100 Island artisans. Come and experience traditional Island craftsmanship. Come for the museum & interpretive center and stay for a demo or workshop.
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Anita M
Montreal, Canada68 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023 • Couples
We stopped here in 2013 and made it back finally in 2023, I love this store it's so quaint and the best place to buy local artist crafts. Find the time while in PEI to stop here to purchase lovely local items. Save yourself from buying the tacky non-local made stuff at other areas like Cavendish etc., this place has a beautiful selection of many different items. The baskets are so well made, I have 2 now!
Written July 31, 2023
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Stephen K
Toronto, Canada15 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2019
Many thanks to Debbie and the ladies for a wonderful day making our baskets. What a great experience. All 3 of us (my wife, our 8 year old, and I) ended up with what we think are unique pieces that we will use for many years to come. Highly recommended. If you don't have the time to stop in for a workshop, there are lots of baskets and other traditional items for sale.
Written August 17, 2019
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Pioneer682769
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2018 • Couples
We visited the store several times during our week in the area. Debbie and the other ladies are super friendly and happy to display their beautiful work and demonstrate how they make the baskets. Has a lot of laughs with them and came away with a lovely harvest basket. Their work will last a lifetime.
Written September 20, 2018
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Shaz H
103 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2018 • Couples
It’s a cold windy day here at Twin Shores campground so we had to look for things to do inside. Some places we would have been interested to see are still closed for the season! We went to Island Traditions Store as hubby likes woven baskets. There was lots to see in the store, hubby found two woven sash’s and snapped them up. The lady that makes them is a 70 yr old artist... I call her that as they are beautifully made. You can book a workshop to make your own basket but we will not be here long enough.
Written June 2, 2018
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Lesterbeach
Winnipeg, Canada4,216 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2017 • Couples
Definitely stop here if you are driving on the #2 highway west. We were heading towards MCCausland wool Mill about a half hour further west. This shop has s variety of crafts all from PEI but specializing in woven baskets made in the shop beside the studio. Soap, knitting, quilting, intarsia are a few of the crafts sold here. Beautiful shop.
Written November 1, 2017
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Whiskerskip
London, Canada110 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2016 • Couples
We were fortunate enough to find a crafts person in the workshop preparing for classes. She walked us through the process of preparing the ash wood to the point where students could use the wood. You could work with ash wood,sea grass or sweet grass.You must sign up ahead if you wish to learn the basket weaving craft. The work of 100 artisans are on display and for sale in the store. Quilts, sea glass, woolen socks, mitts, pottery, weaving, teddy bears and ash baskets. of various sizes and colours. Staff very helpful. Store is open til Xmas
Written October 12, 2016
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Debra R
Philadelphia, PA5 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2016 • Couples
If you have ever wanted to try making a basket, Island Traditions Store is the place for you! Call ahead to make an appointment, and they'll have all the supplies when you arrive. My husband and I were the only people making baskets that morning, and we had the full attention of an experienced crafter, Debra, who guided us through each step of making our baskets. She made it a relaxing, enjoyable morning, even offering to make us tea as we worked. She showed us what to do without doing it for us and was patient with every question.
We also chatted pleasantly about her experiences as an Islander. Even though we had never made a basket before, we were very happy with the final product, which will be a great keepsake! We couldn't have asked for a better time. Check out the picture of our finished baskets!

Debbie and Mike, Pennsylvania
Written August 24, 2016
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David W
Chicago, IL434 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2016 • Friends
We greatly enjoyed the discussion we had with the craftsman here, who enabled us to learn quite a bit about basketry with white ash and reeds. The gift shop we a real treat as well, with high quality items and very reasonable prices. Don't miss this.
Written August 10, 2016
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Joan C
Nova Scotia, Canada169 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2016 • Friends
The big basket sign caught my eye as we were driving west from Summerside. We decided to just browse as I was travelling with carry-on, but could not resist a purchase.
There are books about the island, beach glass jewellery, beautiful wooden crafted game boards and card holders, some machine quilted items (including post cards), and many beautiful baskets. The prices range from $25.00 for a bun holder, to $500.00 for a large covered laundry basket. The work is very good and the workshop adjacent to the shop let's you watch the process for splitting the ash and doing the weaving. A few very old baskets are on display and a few are for sale. These were of much interest to me. If a mailing service were available, it would increase sales. This facility could expand and show hand quilters, hookers and rug making displays as well. It is an asset to the island.
Written August 2, 2016
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Angela L
104 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2016
Stopped here briefly on the way to Summerside. Neat baskets I really loved a red basket here. Thought prices were a little high until I saw the demonstration and work involved in making the baskets. Cool place. Recommend stopping in and seeing the demo. I endorse supporting local handcrafted stores rather then tourist trap areas where things are made in China. Want something authentic stop by here.
Written July 26, 2016
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