Who We Are

We are a collective of makers, artists, and creative women.  We are brought together by a common desire to know ourselves and live our lives better through art.  And we are inspired by the joy of sharing that with other people like you!  If you'd like to be part of the collective, drop us an email letting us know why!  makers@beetlebarrow.ca

 In the beginning, it was just the two of us!

In the beginning, it was just the two of us!


BeetleBarrow Studios started as a partnership of a couple of women who were artists and makers. Chandra lived in Hamilton and Lindsay lived in Beamsville, Ontario.

Shortly after they met in 2010, they started to make books together: Japanese Stab, Western, Coptic, Quilted, Accordion...you get the idea.  It was inspiring to work together.  They shared their paper stashes, and various techniques, and any ideas they had... and it opened a whole new realm of possibility for each of them.  Then Lindsay showed Chandra how to quilt, and there was no stopping them.  And thus BeetleBarrow was born.

"BeetleBarrow" because they inherited their love of making beautiful and wonderful things from their mothers, grandmothers, and other strong women in their lives. Thank you Mmes. Beadle and Leatherbarrow whose names they took to honour all of you.

Since those halcyon days, Lindsay has moved on to new adventures, but Chandra continues to work with an amazing collective of awesome women to bring you each year's selection of retreats and workshops.