Studio Stories: Mags Kandis

In late March I was in Prince Edward County for pleasure and took the opportunity to visit and interview three artists, including maker and marker Mags Kandis, whose makes and marks with Indigo+Rust, and is exploring botanicals. I look forward to seeing her new work this summer at the Wellington Market.

Mags Kandis at the Wellington Market in Prince Edward County
Indigo shibori dyed pillows by Mags Kandis.
Mags also marks textiles with rust.
Botanical marking by Mags Kandis of Indigo+Rust

Listen on Amherst Island Radio on Wednesday at 6pm or Friday at 1pm for our chat about dyeing, marking, the Wellington Market, and more. You can find Mags Kandis in person at the Wellington Market (occasionally she is not there, so if you’re going specifically to see her work, contactMags first!) from May long weekend to the September (Saturdays 8am-1pm) or online on her website, Instagram @mags_kandis, and on facebook on indigonrust.

Listen anytime on the iTunes podcast or the googlePlay podcast. Amherst Island Radio show archive can be found here.

Indigo dyed shirt in the Japanese shibori method by Mags Kandis.

All photos provided by Mags Kandis and used with permission.

Studio Stories podcast

Studio Stories on Amherst Island Radio
Lately I’ve been slacking on Lynn’s Lids felted goods creation because I have a new pet project… a podcast! Let me explain.

I live on Amherst Island, which has a year-round population of about 400 people and swells to 800 or more in the summer. There are a lot of creative people who live here. Also, we have a tiny, volunteer-run radio station (CJAI 92.1FM) in the milking shed of a no-longer-used dairy barn, that is always looking for new shows to fill the local (also online) airwaves. So I thought it would be fun to do an interview show with a different artist or artisan on every other week. They thought it was a good idea as well, so this week is episode 4, and I made it into a podcast as well.

For all of the details, either check out the iTunes podcast or go to, where each episode has its own post with photos of the work of my interviewee, and links to their sites, if they have any. Click on the images below to visit their episode pages on

Episode 1 was long-time islander and artist Shirley Miller.
Episode 1 was long-time islander and artist Shirley Miller.
Episode 2 we talked in the clay studio of Mayo Underwood.
Episode 2 we talked in the clay studio of islander Mayo Underwood.
Studio Stories on Amherst Island radio episode 3
Episode 3 we went to Portsmouth Village in Kingston and talked to rogue quilt builder Annette Willis of Chasing Lightning Bugs.
Studio Stories episode 4
And for tomorrow’s episode we have an extra long chat with island blacksmith and metal sculptor Paul Cuyler