Erin McIntosh is the one-woman show behind Dear Edna, a handmade accessories line that she designs, sews, and prints from her home in Hamilton, Ontario. Erin is heavily influenced by the past – think florals, houndstooth and plaid; doilies and lace; brooches and pearls; high tea and happy hour.
Erin began teaching herself to sew at a young age and has fond memories of playing underneath her grandmother’s quilting frames. However, it wasn’t until she had spent four years at university, two years abroad, and three years in Toronto that she decided to move back to her hometown, reignite her relationship with her sewing machine, and finally turn her life-long hobby into a creative business.
It’s no surprise that Erin is constantly inspired by the handmade tradition -- she is currently studying crochet, quilting, and needlework and is eager to find ways to incorporate them into her work. Outside of her sewing room, Erin is a copyeditor, tea fanatic, bookworm and baker.