Past the trees that greet the shoreline of this windswept island, deep within the forest where wood sprites dwell and the morning mists roll in from the sea lies Misty Isle Cottage. There is magic in these woods. Old magic.
Misty Isle Cottage is our homestead lying at the edge of the world on an island off the coast of Maine. It is here in this wild place that we handcraft clothing and home décor to nourish your intimate connection with the earth.
Our collections are inspired by days spent on the island foraging wild plants, greeting our chickens as we walk past them into the woods in search of fairies, taking a warm, fragrant loaf of bread from the oven, and sitting under an old oak tree reading a book as the birds sing. We are forest dwellers. Island dwellers. Living intimately connected with nature and the natural cycles of the earth.
These cycles extend to our collections of handcrafts. By creating knitwear and accessories from natural materials and ancient techniques, we hope to instill new life into these materials before passing them on to you, reborn.
We are all intimately connected to the earth. We are a part of it and it is a part of us. At Misty Isle Cottage, we believe we have a responsibility to take care of the Earth, just as it takes care of us in return. This is why we carefully source our materials and only use biodegradable resources. We use only natural, 100% wool fibers in our knitwear. No synthetics. Our wooden jewelry items are sourced from naturally fallen wood foraged around the island.
Creation is life-giving energy. It nourishes and enhances life. Each unique piece we craft has its own story to tell. Of the life it had before it found its way to us. Of the history of the ancient skills used to craft it. Of the folklore that dwells in the land in which it was created. As we pass these pieces onto you, it is our hope that our work inspires your creative fire and the continuation of these stories.
A deep connection to the natural world is at the heart of what we do. Our hope is that our handcrafts deepen your sense of belonging to this wide and wild world. That they inspire you to uncover the secrets of ancient wisdom, find the extraordinary in the ordinary, and become enchanted with the world.