Montreal based, Pin Pals, Tote Bag
The Pin Pals are actually two girls, Sara and Sam, the talented self-taught crafters from Montreal who made this tote. Called “Housefoot” tote, it’s been hand drawn and printed on canvas, using black and white to create a strong visual contrast.
While Sara is mainly using her talents as an illustrator and also create amazing appliqué for their tote bags, Sam is usually working with cross stitch pins. Most of the products they create are inspired by old craft books, children’s book illustration and vintage fabric.
The characters on this tote seem to be inspired by old books illustrations and they are very similar to some of the Pin Pals cute paper puppet dolls. The whole canvas seems a huge playground, maybe a circus, where people gather to have fun and be entertained.