Who we are

About Artisanthropy

We are an independently owned needle and fibre arts supply shop based in Ontario, with a focus on Canadian-produced (where possible), quality materials for knitting, crochet, embroidery, sewing, hand-quilting, tatting and beadwork.

Our goal is to provide locally-made, environmentally-conscious products at reasonable prices, delivered with a side of personal customer service. We do our best to source products that are made with a high degree of environmental responsibility, that leave the land with as small a footprint as possible for our future generations.

We do our best to satisfy your artisan supply needs, and are happy to work with you to bring in the products you know, love and need for your projects.



More classes and workshops are on the way! And soon, studio space will be available for rentals.

  • Workshops
  • Classes
  • … and more


Socials & lounge space rentals – coming soon!


Now open at 79C King St West in picturesque downtown Cobourg, Ontario.

Online Shopping

Shop Online

Everything in our retail location is also available for purchase online.

Local Residents

Shop online, select “FREE Local Pickup” and “Pay on pickup” to reserve your item. We’ll call you when it’s ready for pickup, and you can pay with cash or on our credit/debit machine when you come in.

Shipping Worldwide

We are based in Southern Ontario, and ship Canada-wide, which translates into worry-free online shopping, with no border delays or customs and duties/fees. We also ship worldwide with great rates, including FREE shipping on orders $40+ (before taxes) across Canada and the United States. Get more information about shipping.

The Name

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You might wonder how we came upon our name. Read on!

artisan – ˈärdəzən/
noun: artisan; plural noun: artisans
a worker in a skilled trade, especially one that involves making things by hand.
synonyms include: craftsman, craftswoman, craftsperson
Origin: mid-16th century: from French, from Italian artigiano, based on Latin artitus, past participle of artire ‘instruct in the arts,’ from ars, art- ‘art.’

suffix: humanity; mankind
Origin: from Ancient Greek ἄνθρωπος (ánthrōpos, “human”).

From the marriage of our favourite word for our customers, and what we thought was the most appropriate suffix, Artisanthropy was born.
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