Mila Haynos-Owen – Lavender Artisan
Growing Ontario lavender on a small family farm. Offering artisanal lavender products since 2007!
About the Artist
My name is Ludmila Haynos-Owen and I am the owner of Lavender-Blu. Since 2007 Lavender-Blu has been hand-crafting value added artisanal lavender products and teaching the public about the multifaceted beauty of lavender via workshops and community-based activities.
Lavender-Blu is comprised of a hobby farm, a lavender garden and a lavender artisan studio. Our mandate is to beautify our community, to create unique hand-made artisan products as well as to educate individuals on the subject of lavender.
As an artisan, I have chosen a somewhat unprecedented medium –
one which for centuries has been utilized in many different art forms and due to its well-known scent, adds yet another dimension to an artisan studio.
The versatility of lavender is so broad that it touches many artisanal avenues: ceramics, weaving, painting, photography, the art of distillation, landscape design, culinary arts, aromatherapy, flower arranging and horticulture to name a few. Therefore, running a lavender artisan studio encompasses a broad spectrum of these avenues with the lavender acting as the keystone and binding thread.
Lavender’s natural healing powers, aroma, flavour and colour have for centuries contributed to the improved quality of life world-wide. Through Lavender-Blu, I feel it is my role to communicate this message and broadcast it as ‘loudly’ and widely as possible so that we may all continue benefiting from one of nature’s most unique and mystical gifts. I hope to introduce products of the highest quality that equally enrich your life in the most positive of ways.
In my studio I work with textiles, wool fibres, watercolours, clay, raw organic substances, aromatic essential oils, fresh pliable lavender as well as the dried lavender buds to create affordable lavender artisan products. In addition, I provide workshop space in order to present visitors with the opportunity to become active members in creating their own ‘piece of art’. This is a lovely journey as spectators and onlookers suddenly become participants. This is the art of lavender.
2375 Bank Road, Seagrave, L0C 1G0 Map It