You’re Invited to America’s Oldest Crafts Fair!

Situated on the scenic slopes of Mount Sunapee Resort, America’s oldest crafts organization, the League of New Hampshire Craftsmen, will host its 85th Annual Craftsmen’s Fair on August 4-12, 2018.

Featuring the work of over 150 juried craftsmen, fairgoers can meet the makers themselves and learn how American fine craft is handmade locally right here in northern New England:

This year, I’m returning with ~150 of my latest one-of-a-kind handknit embroidered felt hats to the lower end of the fairgrounds in Tent 8, Booth 804, directly next to one of my very favorite jewelers, Anne Behrsing (oooh, how I love her work!):

Last month, I mailed out roughly 1000 fair invitations, which (besides being colorful save-the-date reminders) also serve as $2-off coupons for fair entry:

If you didn’t receive one, but would like a snail mail invite/coupon of your very own, there’s still time, just leave a note in the comments below… But don’t delay–opening day of this nationally renowned 9-day fine craft event is next Saturday, just a week away!

Come treat yourself to the finest that New Hampshire has to offer at the 85th Annual League of New Hampshire Craftsmen’s Fair, August 4-12, 2018 in Newbury, NH… Hope to see you there!

Hot Off the Needles: My Latest Work

With the depths of winter upon us here in New Hampshire, I’ve kept myself busy (playing hockey and) stitching up a storm:

Snowflake, flower or mandala, each design is worked one freehand stitch at a time…

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With no two designs ever coming out exactly the same way twice, each of my heirloom handknit hats is guaranteed to be as unique as you. And no hat will keep you as warm in the sleet and snow, I promise!

Come and check them out for yourself from 9am – 2pm this Saturday at the Wentworth Greenhouses in Rollinsford, New Hampshire.

Hope to see you there!

Learn about more upcoming shows, or contact me to arrange a personal visit to my home studio in Canaan, New Hampshire.

“Best Cold Weather Hat in the World”

My friend & teammate, Larry Robins is a professional photographer & filmmaker. Last week found him filming wolves in Bozeman, Montana, near Sacajawea Peak.

Cool job, right?

Cool, indeed! Montana in January can be downrightd cold. And snowy. And blowy.

Happily, Larry had treated himself to one of my hats a few years ago & had it along:

Blowing snow and ice caked on the outside of Larry Robins' CCM felt hat in Bozeman, Montana.

Whoa. That’s a lot of snow!

After a blustery day of shooting, he kindly emailed these photos with the note:

“Heavy snow protection with the Best Cold Weather Hat in the World! Here’s the weather we were facing…”

Blowing snow ruffles the windscreens protecting the cameras during a film shoot near Bozeman, Montana.

Yikes! Montana in January

I miss hockey but I love my CCM hat!”

Larry Robins in the "Best Cold Weather Hat in the World"

Larry Robins sporting the “Best Cold Weather Hat in the World”


Thank you, Larry, for putting my hat to the test and letting me know the results!

Anyone else putting their CCM felt hat to the test this winter? I’d love to hear from you… Leave a comment below or connect with me on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest or Instagram.