The Scoop by Tara Grude | Halifax Portraits

Tara and I both started our creative businesses at the same time nearly seven years ago. Over the years we have stayed in touch and I'm really excited to share with everyone what she has been up to lately. Tara has a unique artistic style and an eye for combining colour, pattern and texture. I love these handmade scoops! You can find Tara at the Halifax Crafters Market this weekend with a wide range of scoops to choose from. Tara, a NSCAD grad and local craft artisan, started her business creating beautiful one-of-a-kind wearable art jewelry in sterling silver and semi precious stones. For the moment, she's focusing more on one-of-a-kind wearable textile art. She is also a youth advocate developing and teaching accessable art and yoga programs for young people. She is currently working as the coordinator for the community outreach program Art Bikers run through the 4Cs Foundation.

Over the last few years, Tara began exploring textiles which rekindled a childhood passion for fashion, and led to the development of a line called The Scoop. These one-of-a-kind or very limited addition accessories combine elements of the infinity scarf, cowl and statement piece all in one design. They are created using new, reclaimed and even vintage fabrics, often featuring hand dyed, bleached or printed designs.

“Creating one-of-a-kind pieces really allows my customers to make a personal connection to a piece and feel confident that it is uniquely special to them. And it’s a fun way to work, keeping it fresh and ever evolving.”