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Thank you for your kind words Penny! What a great gift. We are so happy it reminds you of home. @genuinefolkerbrand

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Over the past six months I’ve been creating art and garments inspired by my love of Norfolk and memories of early years working in the fields throughout the county. The response to the work has been incredible. The pride folks have in Norfolk is something special.
It doesn’t matter if you grew up in Norfolk county and worked the fields, passed through on a summer day or relocated here to enjoy the bounty and beauty. If you’re passionate about Norfolk – you’re a Folker.

I’m excited to launch the website www.folker.ca – one spot to view and purchase the items I’ve created.

I’ll continue to add unique products that tell our story and shed some light on the things that I love about Norfolk. There are many. – Michael Barber @genuinefolkerbrand

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This Full Kiln design is one of many that will be available for Father’s Day. Message to secure yours today.

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New shirts coming soon.
#norfolkcounty

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The Dover Rocks Box is back just in time for Mother’s Day! Check out the site for details and box options. There is a limited number of these sweet original shirts available along with fine products from Port Dover merchants. Thanks again to the amazing @meikamatthews for her leadership on this initiative. With almost half the boxes sold in the first 24 hours, they won’t last long. Thanks for supporting local!❤️

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The Tobacco Belt shirts will be ready to go – early next week. Black hand pulled graphic on a sweet vintage heather green, soft style T. DM if you need one, limited quantities.

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If you missed out on the Authentic Tobacco Bags, Kiln It or Norfolk County Kiln shirts this is your chance. My studio will be open to the public Saturday March 7, 9am – 12. Various styles, limited quantities.

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Rum Running and Norfolk County have a fascinating history. Working on more designs that reflect our heritage and culture. I’m not sure where this will go, but it’s been a lot of fun to create.

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Working through some concepts here in the studio this sunny Sunday. Love where this farm heritage series is taking me.

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Tobacco Belt - Available soon from my website. T’s and sweats.

Tobacco Belt – Available soon from my website. T’s and sweats.

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This is what “tobacco worn” looks like. Beautiful textures on authentic tobacco harvest bags, created over years of wear and tear in the fields of Norfolk County.

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The response to the tobacco baggies has been incredible. I've had so many people ask about custom names and I'm happy to say Yes I Can! If you would like your name, location or even year established on a bag, send me a message. Hand pulled original art on authentic tobacco baggies. Now available.

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Just finished this 12’ hand painted sign for the Wine Cellar and Cheese Shop in Ingersoll Ontario. It was installed today and looks fantastic on their beautiful century brick building. Thank you @thewinecellarandcheeseshop for trusting me with your project. It was a lot of fun to work with you on this.

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Norfolk Kilns shirts are in and available Saturday Feb 8 6-9pm at my studio in Port Dover. I’ll be sharing my space with 7 other makers in the first ever @lightupthelanepd Very unique opportunity to see what the makers and doers in your community create. Two spaces side by side with over 20 participants. Weather is going to be perfect for this event.

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Kiln It – all day – everyday. Shirts are in and available Saturday Feb 8 6-9pm at my studio in Port Dover. I’ll be sharing my space with 7 other makers in the first ever @lightupthelanepd Very unique opportunity to see what the makers and doers in your community create. Two spaces side by side with over 20 participants. Weather is going to be perfect for this event.

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Finished my first test with the tobacco baggies today and I’m really pleased with the result. I’ve learned from this test and have some work to do to be ready for @lightupthelanepd on February 8.

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