At the Helm are friends Erin Carnegie & Charity Armitage. Western Culture has always been a part of Erin & Charity's lives as Ranchers and farm owners who believe in the core values of the west. Both are wives and each mothers to 2 wonderful boys living in a rural community north of Irma, AB. A love of the Western Culture and creativity has lead them to start this highly rewarding venture together. It began with making Cowls to provide warmth to ranchers and farmers in the cold winters. The cowls were a huge success and has lead them down some incredible avenues. Broadening a product range to include handmade wild rags and scarves, a large range of leather products as well creating a niche in the custom order market for many items such as Livestock Manifests and Calving Book Covers. Product development is ever evolving and one the most rewarding aspects of the business.
~We invite you to follow our Journey~
Definitely a woman of many talents!
Erin is originally from Pembroke, Ontario and now resides at Irma, Alberta with her husband Mark and two boys Austin and Chase.
Erin has always been deeply involved with horses her entire life. From breeding, showing, boarding, instructing, Team Cattle Penning and trucking her boys to Roping events from Province to Province, Erin is the epitome of Western Lifestyle. The entire family has always been deeply rooted in the Western Lifestyle, it shows with her dedication in creating beautiful leather products and her commitment to complete customer satisfaction.
When you commission a piece with Prairie Wind Leather Works you will have the pleasure of working with Erin to design your personalized treasure. She can help you take your vision to places you never imagined. From the initial design, through to the final work of art, she will identify your needs, answer your queries and provide after-sales support.
A true driving force with an exceptional eye to detail!
Charity takes the sometimes "crazy" ideas brought to the table and has a natural knack of turning them into beautiful commissioned pieces and works of art that our customers can truly appreciate. She enjoys the challenge of a complex and unique order and there is nothing she won't try!
Charity hails from the Wildwood, AB area and now lives North of Kinsella, AB where she and her husband Jason, two boys, Traye and Brayden, own and operate Tra-Den Livestock Inc.
A lifetime in the cattle industry where horses have been a way of life, Western Culture is simply ingrained in Charity's existence.
Her love of working with leather, attention to detail and her natural ability to bring ideas to life, ensures we offer the highest of quality that is expected from our customers.
If you visit our studio you will likely find Charity bringing one of our commissioned pieces to life at the tooling bench or possibly working her magic perfecting a color palette at the dyeing station.
Life would be rough but it wouldn't be anything she couldn't handle. All she would have to do is keep her hat on tight, sit tall in her saddle and she would be just fine. She would know in her heart that the essentials to happiness are: something to do: something to love: and something to hope for.
So, God made a Cowgirl
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