about us

Tin Can Knits is the design collaboration of Alexa and Emily. Separated by time and distance, we are united by a passion for knitting and design. On opposite ends of this string that ties us together we chatter down the line about stitch definition, loft, lace, cables and the perfect hand-dyed colourway. While we both enjoy working individually, we find it especially inspiring and rewarding to work as a design team. And our work has a depth and richness that springs from this collaboration.

alexa ludemanAlexa Ludeman: Gourmet Crafter —– Alexa is a force of nature – a non-stop creative genius who accomplishes three times more than anybody else… including her design partner!  She is inspired by the urban scenes of Vancouver and the majestic wilds beyond.  Besides knit design, Alexa is a teacher, photographer, indie dyer, and mother to our muse; the most beautiful knitwear model that we know; Hunter Ann.

Emily WesselEmily Wessel: Modern Lace —– Emily is an adventurer – from Vancouver Island to the Caribbean to the north of Scotland she travels; knitting needles in hand.  Also an Intern Architect, her lace patterns reference architectural geometries and organic rhythms found in nature.  When not working on her latest design, she is zooming around on her bike or snowboard, practising a new language or planning her next voyage.