About Jan

Hi there,  It’s Sept 18 and I’m off to set up at the Pender Harbour Jazz Festival on the Sunshine Coast.
It’s a great time and events are at the pubs and various town locations.  I’ll be set up at the Garden Bay Pub in Garden Bay on their deck all weekend so do come on out.  Leave me a message on my toll free number if you want to talk to me during this trip and I’ll call you back 1-800-442-6446
I’ve  surprised everyone by opening a new studio/showroom in Chemainus.
The address is 9738 Willow St and my phone number is 250-416-1155 or toll free 1-800-442-6446
My studio/ showroom is beside the Chemainus Theatre [in the former Toad Hall location] and beside the Health Food Store .  There is customer parking in the back of my shop [beside the Theatre]   My hours are by chance or appointment.  I’m here a lot as well as many evenings so feel free to call and see if I’m around if you are wondering if I’m around.  My answering machine generally tells my hours for that day if i don’t answer the phone.
I’ve been sewing up a storm with lots of jackets and shirts to choose from.  As always orders are welcome and I have fabric samples with me, as well as my other clothing and of course my hats.

Hello to everyone and welcome to my world.  Please enjoy my website.  I try to keep it updated each week as to what festivals, fairs and events that  I’m setting up at….Please check out my calendar to the right for the info on each show.

My main thing at the moment is Musicians Stagewear and Music Themed Attire as well as my great Ladies Line and lots of hats .  I’m now making Facinators for your hair too  .  They are so much fun.  Neck Coolers too of course and wholesale inquiries are welcome. You can find where I’ll be with  my clothing by looking at my calender on the right

I’ll be in Vancouver and surrounding area soon so if you would like to see my clothing over there call me   and we can set up a time and place to meet.

Come and see me in my new studio or phone me and leave me a message and I’ll call you back  …My hours are by chance or by appointment… Check out my calender to the right for more details..
If you are looking for some of my musicians stagewear, I have some on my musical attire page as well as on my facebook page . On facebook   “Jan Donaldson’   friend request and send me a message or phone.
My studio and home is 250-416-1155 I’m going to have some contests and customer stories coming up too. What fun…Do you have a great photo of you in my clothes? Please e-mail it to me and I could put it in my customer link page. How about a great story?

Please check out my calendar to the right of your screen.  Click on the date highlighted and it will tell you about the venue that I’m set up at with my clothing on that day. Other than that I’m usually in my studio with my hours by chance or by appointment.

If you’d like to check out some of my Musicians Stage Wear please go to Her Clothing and scroll down to Musical Attire,  That page gives a slight taste of what I’m up to, or click on to my different dates on my Calender to the right and I have pictures with my events posted.  My facebook page does too.  “Jan Donaldson”    Orders are always welcome.
Jan-InterludeTapestryIn 2014 I’m celebrating my 35 year of living the life of a craftsperson. Wow!!. Quite a feat…. “Imagination in Stitchery “ is how I look at my work and business. I’m so lucky to have discovered early on what would become a life time passion and job and would take me to wonderful places and meet fabulous people.
To celebrate my 30 year anniversary I asked myself..”How big can I create a hand stitched quilted wall hanging in the work space that I have?” “Tide Change in Paradise “ was the answer. It is 14′ 2” wide by 6′ 2” high and draws your eye into the rich colours, textures and glitz of this ocean landscape. It depicts the beauty of the west coast with sunset, distant mountains, incredible ocean and my “Jan Trees” as my customers call them, dark statuesque silk velvet silhouettes. A photo just doesn’t show the magic of this piece. Sigh!. The hand applique work reflects my whimsical look and love of life,music, the ocean, gardens and the world around me. I realize now that I could create bigger still if I wanted. Any orders?
I’m having a blast designing and sewing up muscians stagewear and performance wear of all types this year. My shirts and jackets are on stages and streets all over the world. My booths at festivals like “Roots and Blues” in Salmon Arm B.C. And “ Music Fest” in Comox B.C. and many others give me contacts with so many world travelling musicians.
As part of this music line I have been taking wonderful men’s suit jackets and hand stitching them into wonderful unique street or stage wear jackets For the past number of years I’ve had the privilege of designing and creating stagewear for musicians, magicians, clowns, strippers, ventriloquists dummies and many others. I love a challenge.
Tidal Change in Paradise Wall Hanging

Tidal Change in Paradise Wall Hanging

My other passion is clothing for kids and adults, and hats, hats and more hats. I first started as a quilter, and then changing into clothing designer which incorporates my love of applique with whimsical designs for kids and adults.
Suit Jackets with Music Motifs

Suit Jackets with Music Motifs

Throughout the years, I have done almost every major show across Canada, including the “Salon des Metiers d’Art” in Montreal (my first show), “One of a Kind” in Toronto, “Circle Craft” in Vancouver, and Filberg Festival” in Comox, BC. Now I find myself doing more music festivals with my music themed clothing and hats.
I have ALSO taught all over, including hosting my own television series for three years, “Jan Donaldson’s Quilted World” in Montreal, and received an “Excellence in Programming” Award for it. I also taught in the Provincial Museum in Edmonton and Adult Education in Quebec.
Whimsical hand appliqued tapestry

Whimsical hand appliqued tapestry

Check out my current wall hangings here
My main line is the incredibly comfortable clothing for men, women and children – 100% cotton, machine wash and dry:
  • KIDS: dresses, reversible jackets, animal pants, and hats . . . hats . . . hats. . .
  • MEN: wonderful short-sleeve shirts, reversible jackets, vests, and one of a kind Appliqued Jackets, Music Shirts
  • WOMEN: dresses, Comfie Coats, Bolero Jackets, vests, reversible jackets. Hand-Appliqued Jackets, and hats. . . hats . . . hats. . .
  • Special Orders are Invited. . .
  • Products with logos for festivals and events
  • Stage wear
  • Clown wear
  • Appliqued Evening Wear
  • Back Drops
  • Hand-stitched Appliques on your existing garments
  • Wall hanings
Or challenge me – you never know!
Now I travel across the country to Craft Shows and doing “Home Parties” Music Festivals, Farmers Market and Craft Shows
Or you can visit my overcrowded studio in Cobble Hill on Vancouver Is..
HI TO ALL MY OLD FRIENDS AND CUSTOMERS. Please drop me an email via CONTACT or  jandonaldsondesigns@gmail.com and say hi.and let me know where you are now
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