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"Welcome to Kindred Spirit Art Studio & Guest Suites, where the heart of the Garden Route, Knysna, South Africa, connects to the shores of Vancouver, Canada.


Our vision is to create a warm and personalized customer experience, fostering a special community of friends.


Through our array of products, captivating art pieces, and engaging embroidery workshops, we extend this spirit of connection to our cherished guests staying in our Self Catering Guest Suites.

Our Knysna property embodies not just our home and Art Studio but also serves as a haven where guests can share in a 'little piece of our paradise'. Our two self-catering accommodation units offer luxury accommodation with solar or power for up to 5 guests.

Kindred Spirit Guest Suites is the ideal destination for families, friends, or couples exploring the enchanting Garden Route.

In our on-site Art Studio, Sherlee crafts our exquisite embroidery products while Jo, through her artistry, paints, designs, and creates our delightful embroidery patterns. The studio warmly welcomes visitors and hosts engaging workshops.


Jo's vibrant art pieces happily embellish our suites, bringing forth a sprinkle of her unique and imaginative creativity to elevate your stay!

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We're a dynamic mother-daughter team firm in our belief that creativity dwells within everyone, and the most exciting part? Unleashing it is an absolute joy!


Happiness stands as a vital ingredient for robust health and overall well-being. Our mission revolves around sharing our passion for the art of hand embroidery, providing our customers with something truly special to craft as their very own.

What's fantastic is there are no strict rules —no 'right or wrong.  It's all about embracing your individuality and celebrating your uniqueness! All it takes is a bit of personal time and and the willingness to embrace the unexpected. Just go for it!

Operating as an eco-conscious and community-centric venture, we're committed to using solely natural materials and sustainable practices. We're dedicated to caring for the planet in every step of our business journey.

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A Harmonizing Pair

A duo where the sum is greater than its parts.

Sherlee, the mastermind behind organization, operations, and logistics, transitioned from a corporate manager to fulfill her childhood dream of owning a little shop filled with special goodies.

She also serves as a co-active coach, specializing in leadership, reveling in witnessing individuals set their 'creative spirit' free.


Joanne boasts extensive hands-on experience spanning drawing, painting, digital design, illustration, screen printing, collage, and clay work. She lives and breathes art with an optimistic and humorous perspective, aiming for an uplifting resonance that personally connects, making life a lot more enjoyable. Explore more of her art at


Together, we thrive on curating an end-to-end experience. Our products are crafted to spark joy, foster togetherness, and ignite a unique sense of creativity within you!

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We value our fans and are here to offer our support! Don't hesitate to drop us a message. We're thrilled to assist, listen to your ideas, and join in building a vibrant Kindred Spirit community together!


Located in Knysna, South Africa and

Vancouver, BC, Canada

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