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Island Traditions Store:Home of the Basket Weavers

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It’s a cold windy day here at Twin Shores campground so we had to look for things to do inside... read more

Reviewed June 2, 2018
Shaz H
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Stunning Baskets

We were fortunate enough to find a crafts person in the workshop preparing for classes. She walked... read more

Reviewed October 12, 2016
Whiskerskip
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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...more
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17 Sunnyside Rd, Richmond, Prince Edward Island C0B 1Y0, Canada
+1 902-854-3063
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Reviewed June 2, 2018 via mobile

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...More

Thank Shaz H
Reviewed November 1, 2017 via mobile

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...More

Thank Lesterbeach
Reviewed October 12, 2016

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...More

Thank Whiskerskip
Reviewed August 24, 2016 via mobile

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,...More

1  Thank Debra R
Reviewed August 10, 2016

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...More

Thank David W
Reviewed August 2, 2016

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...More

Thank NSfoodlover
Reviewed July 26, 2016 via mobile

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...More

Thank Angela L
Reviewed July 15, 2015 via mobile

Take it from me.... I am an Islander who returns every summer and am disgusted at some of the gift shops with very few authentic PEI crafts. This is a jewel and even more special if you book a class and learn to make a...More

3  Thank KDM2013
Reviewed May 21, 2015

This is an amazing gift shop! Woven baskets made of ash wood, made with aboriginal techniques and quality. Hundreds to chose from in many styles. Alot of other things to choose from and a very pleasant buildng.

2  Thank Pei C
Reviewed September 15, 2014

We often do a 1 or 2 day trip to PEI from our summer home in N.B. - just across the Confederation Bridge. And, we're always looking for new places to explore, and things to do on the Island. Island Traditions Store was one of...More

Thank Herb S
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