Barbara Landry

Louisbourg-based Barbara Landry has been knitting for over 20 years. It is a skill taught by her mother.

Barb only knits with natural fibres including silk, alpaca, wool and angora. She enjoys knitting large project such as lace shawls and scarfs but prefers hats, fingerless gloves, mittens and socks. Barb often designs her own patterns specifically for the yarn she wishes to use, and dyes much of the yarn she uses in her projects. A keen interest in traditional patterns and traditional ways of knitting has led her to develop patterns based on historic artifacts for the Fortress of Louisbourg and she is continually researching antique patterns from Scotland, Ireland and Cape Breton.