ABOUT

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Lizzy B’s Needle Art Supplies and Custom Framing is the second incarnation of Sheena’s Gallery, a popular Winnipeg destination for stitchers for many years. In 2018 Sheena retired and current owner, Barbara Best, took the helm. In 2019 the name of the business was changed to reflect a new direction, and November of 2021 saw the move from the old building on St. Mary’s Road to our current location on St. Anne’s. (For the needle arts side of the business visit www.lizzyb.ca.)

Custom framing was a service offered by Sheena, which was taken over by Barb with the purchase of the business. In 2019 Barb decided that a dedicated staff framer would benefit Lizzy B’s. Her quest for a framer landed Anika Evans who started at Lizzy B’s in the spring of 2020.

Anika has been a professional picture framer in Winnipeg for over a decade and has a background in the visual arts that spans a lifetime. She started undergrad studies at the Maryland Institute, College of Art in 1995, and completed her Bachelor of Fine Arts degree with a concentration in photography at the University of the Arts in Philadelphia. She has found her professional calling in picture framing. She loves how it blends a full gamut of art and design skills, often taps into her knowledge of art technique and history, and includes a hands-on production element.

Historically the framing side of the business has mostly served stitchers, but Anika encourages projects of all descriptions. Whether you have needlework, prints, photos, posters, drawings, paintings, or even a collection of objects, Anika can help you choose the materials and a design that will fit your tastes and your budget. For more on the framing process and to start exploring the visual and practical options for your next framing project please see the SERVICES page. Check out the GALLERY page to see completed works and get inspired!

When she’s not in the shop, she seeks to balance the tidiness, clean edges, and delicate materials of picture framing with mud, natural forms, and flying by the seat of her pants in the great outdoors. Gardening happens in her city back yard, and on weekends through all four seasons she enjoys trips into the many parks, wildlife management areas, and other public lands of Manitoba. She is an executive board member at the Brokenhead River Game & Fish Association, and you can find her there on the sporting clays course through summer and fall.