Wendy Ackroyd grew up in Irvington NY, a small town located on the Hudson River about 40 minutes north of NYC. She completed her undergraduate degree in Horticulture at Cornell University and went on for her Master's Degree in Garden Design at The Conway School of Design located the bucolic Hilltowns of Western Massachusettes. She now calls the Berkshires home. 

Wendy says it best: It is hard to pinpoint exactly when Artemesia Handmade morphed from the idea "wouldn't it be fun to" into the reality "well I had better get to work because I need 30 scarves done by Friday". I have always loved making things: whether cooking, sewing, dyeing, ceramics, stained glass. I guess when I think about it, the garden has been an ongoing theme - I was a professional gardener for years, so it is sort of a natural progression to use plants as dyestuff...but because I live in the Berkshires of Western Massachusettes, winter can be very long and a person has got to find things to do inside when it is becomes freezing outside!

 

  • Pintuck Dress in Asphalt Linen - Fire Opal
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    Pintuck Dress in Asphalt Linen by Artemesia Handmade

    On sale $222.00 $155.40

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    Pintuck Dress in Asphalt Linen by Artemesia Handmade

    $222.00 $155.40

    • Pintuck Dress in Asphalt Linen by Artemesia Handmade

      Pintucks along the neckline add a sweet touch to an otherwise simple and lovely dress. Pockets are sewn into the side seams. In 100% light grey linen, the fabric will continue to soften with every wash. 

      Measurements
      Shoulder: S 14.5", M 14.5", L 16"
      Sleeve: S 6.5", M 7", L 7"
      Bust: S 36", M 38", L 40"
      Waist: S 40", M 42", L 44" 
      Length: S 38", M 38", L 38"


      Made in Lenox, MA

    • Wendy Ackroyd of Artemesia Handmade has always loved making things: whether cooking, sewing, dyeing, ceramics, or stained glass. As a professional gardener, her garden has been an ongoing theme, so it felt like a natural progression to use plants as dyestuff and find inspiration in the natural world. You can feel that inspiration in her line of linen and cotton dresses, skirts, and scarves.
    • We accept returns or exchanges within 10 business days of the date your order was delivered. Sale items are final sale. Shipping costs and are non-refundable. Please visit our "Service Page" for our full returns and exchange policy.
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  • Racerback Dress in Cotton Check by Artemesia Handmade - Fire Opal - 1
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    Racerback Dress in Cotton Check by Artemesia Handmade

    On sale $214.00 $149.80

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    Racerback Dress in Cotton Check by Artemesia Handmade

    $214.00 $149.80

    • Racerback Dress in Cotton Check by Artemesia Handmade

      Racerback dress in a Japanese double gauze cotton with side seam pockets. So soft, so comfortable! 

      Measurements
      Shoulder: S 10", M 10", L 10"
      Bust: S 36", M 40", L 42"
      Waist: S 38", M 40", L 42" 
      Length: S 40", M 42", L 44"


      Made in Lenox, MA

    • Wendy Ackroyd of Artemesia Handmade has always loved making things: whether cooking, sewing, dyeing, ceramics, or stained glass. As a professional gardener, her garden has been an ongoing theme, so it felt like a natural progression to use plants as dyestuff and find inspiration in the natural world. You can feel that inspiration in her line of linen and cotton dresses, skirts, and scarves.
    • We accept returns or exchanges within 10 business days of the date your order was delivered. Sale items are final sale. Shipping costs and are non-refundable. Please visit our "Service Page" for our full returns and exchange policy.
    Visit product page