Thank You for Visiting the 83rd Annual LNHC Fair!

It was hot at the League of New Hampshire Craftsmen’s 83rd Annual Fair. And by hot, I mean HOTTTT, as in the kind of muggy New England day that makes you wish for less clothing overall, not more. And certainly not clothing of the knitted-felt winter hat variety!

NH fiber artist, Carrie Cahill Mulligan sports one of her freehand embroidered snowflake felt hats at the 83rd LNHC Annual Fair at Mount Sunapee.

And yet… You still came.

I remember in particular a woman who entered my booth on perhaps the hottest, most humid & sticky day of the whole 9-day event. She came right up to me, and with slightly pained smile told me,

“You know, last year I left this Fair without one of your hats and I kicked myself for that all the way back to Philadelphia. I’ve been thinking about these beautiful hats all year, so here I am… Please, help me find a hat… but quickly!”

And so we did.

Detail of freehand french knot Mandala embroidery on felt hat, by NH fiber artist, Carrie Cahill Mulligan.

Detail of freehand french knot Mandala embroidery on felt

It’s a special sort of person who appreciates & supports locally-made American fine craft. And it’s an extraordinary sort who does so, even on the hottest days of the year. You have my deepest gratitude!

Embroidered felt hat fiber artist, Carrie Cahill Mulligan of Canaan, NH exhibits her work at the League of New Hampshire Craftsmen's summer Fair in Newbury, NH.

To EVERYONE who visited the LNHC Fair, thank you!

I hope you’ll mark your calendar for the 84th Annual Craftsmen’s Fair next summer, August 5-13, 2017. I love hearing back how you & your new hat are getting on…!

And the CCM Felt Hats Notecard Giveaway Winner is…

First off, thank you very much to everyone who entered this CCM Felt Hats notecard giveaway… All your kind comments mean so much to me!


CCM Heirloom Handknit Hats Super Fans

After writing out the names of all the contestants, I tossed them into a hat… But not just any hat! This old brown hat boasts one of the first freehand embroidery designs I ever attempted. (Perhaps you recognize it?)


In the end, I couldn’t pick just one winner, so…


Congratulations to both Mary AND Cj…  I’ll send you each a set of notecards pronto!


CCM Felt Hats Notecard Giveaway

While cleaning my studio this Spring, I found a stash of notecards featuring some of my freehand embroidery on felt:

Set of 4 glossy notecards featuring macro images of the free hand crewel embroidery of New Hampshire fiber artist, Carrie Cahill Mulligan.

Notecards measure 4″ x 5.5″ and come with matching envelopes🙂

They’re nice cards, on heavy, glossy paper. I was surprised to realize they’re a decade old, and that I’d been saving them… For what?  What good are they to anyone buried in my desk.

(“Spend out!” I could hear Gretchen Rubin whispering in my ear…)

“I should give these away to CCM Felt Hat fans and supporters!” I immediately thought. So here we are…!

5 Ways To Enter this CCM Hats Notecard Giveaway:

1. Leave a comment below or on any post here on

2. Visit the CCMHats Facebook Page and leave a comment

3. Share/mention any post from the CCMHats Facebook Page

4. Mention/retweet any @CCMFeltHats post on Twitter

5. Leave a comment on any @CCMHats photo on Instagram

Enter as many times as you like in the next week, until 11:59pm Thursday, July 28th (contest ends at midnight).

All entries will be tossed into a hat (<—see what I did there?) with the winner chosen at random. I’ll post the results by 8pm next Friday, July 29th.

My business lives and grows by the generous word-of-mouth referrals from enthusiastic customers and friends. Thank so much for your support!