Paper Canoe


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Paper Canoe is an art + stationery company, based out of Lorette West, Manitoba (Canada). They own an independent fabric line, create custom illustrations for businesses, as well as run a retail/wholesale division of a nature-inspired, eco-friendly paper line (including greeting cards, note cards, journals, art prints, and more). Their products have been shipped worldwide through their online shops, fabric designs used by many Makers in North America and abroad, and artwork licensed to companies such as Colibri Canada, Lewis and Clark, London Littles and Papyrus.

All designs are by Canadian Illustrator, Leanne Thiessen, the owner of Paper Canoe. In the Fall all of 2019, she illustrated her first book, "Fox in a Box", for local self-published author Eva Klassen, and she will be bringing this wonderful book with a great message and beautiful artwork to the market. Leanne's passion for art stems from a very young age, a childhood filled with camping, canoeing, loving and respecting the outdoors – where she draws much of her inspiration from. A mother of four children, her illustrations are often created with Littles running around or drawing right beside her. Her illustrations aim to amplify the beauty in things with simplicity, and often have a nostalgic, modern edge.


pocket journals
book - Fox in a box (hardcover and softcover)
art prints
gift wrap
Snack bags = Colibri Canada (local company) x Paper Canoe collab