If you’ve visited the quaint hamlet of Woodstock, Vermont in the past decade or so, perhaps you’ve noticed this beautiful old stone building on the banks of the Kedron River, home to Collective–The Art of Craft:
Located at 47 Central Street in Woodstock, VT, Collective is open daily: Monday – Saturday 10-5pm, and Sundays 11-4.
In this lovely setting, you can find local contemporary fine craft from artists such as Nick Kecic, Lynn Adams, Marcia Hammond, Dierdre Donnelly and more…
And, for the 1st two months of 2016, you’ll also find my knitted felt hats! Having been a visiting artist here twice before, I’m really looking forward to having my hats back in Collective amongst the work of some of my favorite artists.
If you’re in the Upper Valley area in January or February, I hope you’ll stop by and see this gallery for yourself. It’s a gem!
On September 27, 2007, I staked my claim in a little corner of, what was then, a niche online craft sales venue called Etsy (maybe you’ve heard of it?). I claimed my “ccmhats” domain, uploaded a photo header… And called it a day.
Somehow, the act of actually uploading currently available hats for sale eluded me. For EIGHT years.
I had lots of reasons: I was too busy making said hats. I needed a better camera to take better product photos. And the sizing issue was so tricky! How do I correctly describe the size of a hat that varies both in circumference and depth?
It felt like a lot of fuss for hats that would likely sell at my next craft show anyway.
But the truth is, I tend to be a perfectionist. And I was letting The Perfect get in the way of The Good. I’ve been working on changing that though. Because imperfect action is better than paralyzingly inaction.
So, without further ado, allow me to announce the Grand Opening of CCM Hats on Etsy!
If you’re looking to treat yourself or someone special, I hope you’ll find a hat there that you love. And if you’re just browsing, I hope you’ll favorite some hats to let me know which ones you like.
And if you favorite my shop, I’d be ever so grateful. I have a lot of lost time to make up for in the Etsy universe.
Better late than never, though… Huzzah!
This August was my 10th year as a booth-holder at the League of New Hampshire Craftsmen’s Fair
It was quite a successful fair from a sales perspective… Only a handful of these hats returned home to my studio with me.
And for the first time ever, my little 10’x10′ booth won an award!
I’m grateful for the recognition. It’s a lot of work to put together a pleasant, functional sales space that showcases and complements my work.
But I’m even more grateful for the continued support of new and returning customers, who love my hats and make the work of my hands a part of their daily lives. Thank you!