Schmidt & Wesen began when two young ladies, sent to the abbey by their parents to avoid unsuitable marriages, gave in to their thirst for adventure and left that life behind to see the world and all its creatures. One, having been set to scribing books when not helping with the upkeep of the abbey’s stained glass, was copying the Life of St. Columba when she came across a passage relating the Saint saving a swimming man from a monster in the River Ness. Excited at the confirmation of monsters and other rarely-documented creatures thought to be myths, she related her find to her friend, who was a spinner and weaver in the abbey. Together, they escaped their lives as nuns to adventure around the world and find those creatures. To support themselves they started a business, becoming renowned as cryptofurriers and providers of all sorts of fine paranormalphanalia.
Where to find us:
At the MN Renaissance Festival, booth 715/716 in the Narrows.
Tapestry Kits available on Etsy soon!