Belated, but heartfelt, thanks to all the lovely folks who came to the 80th Annual League of New Hampshire Craftsmen’s Fair at Mount Sunapee this August.
Hand-sewing the lining into a felt hat at the 80th League of NH Craftsmen’s Fair.
It’s great fun to introduce my hats to people for the first time, and especially to reconnect with past customers. I love hearing how my hats are faring in the wider world.
Embroidered felt hat, “Highland Holiday”, winner of the 2013 Dorr Mill Award.
This year, I went on a bit of a snowflake embroidery binge, something I haven’t done in 5 years or so. In fact, one of my snowflake designs earned me the 2013 Dorr Mill Award, for which I am most grateful.
The League of NH Craftsmen’s Fair always begins the first Saturday in August. Mark your calendars now for the next one: August 2-10, 2014. Hope to see you there!
[Last month, I got an email from one of my youngest customers, via her Dad, which I'm sharing here, with permission from both!]
“Harper wanted me to send you this picture of her in her favorite hat:”
“She is so sweet and protective of it she doesn’t like to wear it if it might get snowy or dirty (on the playground, for example).
This picture was taken on our way to a St. Patrick’s Day party last night (a suitably fancy affair, evidently).”
Thank you, Harper! I’m so glad you love your hat. And don’t worry if you get snow on it… That hat is tough as you, and can take any weather!
I love my day job at Dartmouth College. I love the energy and enthusiasm that permeates the campus. This year, in celebration of the Hopkins Center’s 50th anniversary, Dartmouth declared a Year of the Arts.
Banners celebrating ArtWorks and 50 Years adorn the front of the Hopkins Center.
ArtWorks 2013 celebrates the creative & artistic talents of over 70 Dartmouth employees, the largest number yet. Each employee can submit up to 4 pieces.
I chose hats in white & pastels, which suit the transition from snow to Spring for me:
2012 Hat #44: Paw Print of hand-cut caribou antler buttons and tiny metal seed beads.
2012 Hat #18: Pink Dragonfly, with jasper beads and hand-cut caribou antler button.
2012 Hat #44: Dragonfly with lapis lazuli and agate beads.
2011 Hat #88: Pink Mandala of French Knots… yummmy!
All four of these hats are available for sale… Let me know if you’re ready to treat yourself!