Uptown Mugs #53 – Emily McCumber

Emily is a juried member of the NB Crafts Council and has worked uptown at Good Fibrations for two years, and we are lucky to have her talent and presence uptown!  She has recently won two awards – the Professional Artist Fund award through the SJ arts centre and the NB museum and the Nel Oudemans award through the Sheila Hugh MacKay foundation.  You can find Emily and her work at Good Fibrations, 90 Germain Street and at these upcoming events: Etsy Made in Canada sale in Sussex on September 24th and the NB Crafts Council Show, December 2-4 at the Marco Polo Cruise Ship Terminal.

Let’s get to know Emily!


Where were you born/Where are you from?

I was born in Newcastle, NB but grew up in Long Reach, NB on the beautiful  Kingston Peninsula.

How long have you been a part of the uptown scene?

I moved uptown after finishing university in 2008.  I lived uptown for 4 years before moving out of the city and going back to school.  Now I’m back and working at Good Fibrations on Germain St.

What is your ultimate favorite snack food?

All Dressed Ruffles chips dipped in plain yogurt. 

Coffee or Tea?

Both. Coffee in the morning, tea in the afternoon.

What is your Uptown Insider Tip?

There are some pretty incredible local artists showcased in a variety of stores uptown. If you’re looking for a one of a kind, quality, handmade gift – from art to pottery to jewellery to textiles – check out Buckland Merrifield Gallery on Canterbury St, Handworks Gallery on King St, The Butcher’s Daughter in the City Market and of course Good Fibrations on Germain St, as well as the variety of art galleries in the uptown. New Brunswick has some pretty incredible makers. Support local!

Find Emily:

Online:  www.thespinnerweaver.ca

Facebook and Etsy:  The Spinner Weaver

Instagram:  @thespinnerweaver