NH Open Doors 2013

After weeks of unseasonably warm temperatures, the weather over the past weekend finally turned towards autumn just in time for the statewide 2013 NH Open Doors event.

Felt hat maker, Carrie Cahill Mulligan's house in Canaan, New Hampshire, ready for the 2013 NH Open Doors event.

Custom felt hats available at 693 Canaan Street, Canaan, NH 03741.

This year, I had a real mix of visitors: friends, neighbors (a few whom I’d never met!), some in-state folks finally cashing in a holiday gift certificate, and several intrepid travelers from out-of-state, too.

I love having people over to my hat studio. There’s something wonderful about sharing where my hats are made. And folks love seeing all the different types & colors of yarn in their natural setting.

Thanks so much to everyone who managed a visit. If you couldn’t make it this past weekend, you can always contact me to arrange your own personal road trip to Canaan.

This Weekend in Canaan: CCM Felt Hats at “Twisted” Fiber Show

Detail of freehand ribbon embroidery with caribou antler buttons on knitted felt hat.

Detail of freehand ribbon embroidery with caribou antler buttons on knitted felt hat.

My wet-felting neighbor, Kathleen H. Peters was inspired by the United Nations declaration of 2009 as the International Year of Natural Fibre.

So, in association with the Cardigan Mountain Art Association, she’s gathered together natural fiber artists from the Upper Valley of New Hampshire for a 2-day fiber show and demonstration.

“Twisted: A Celebration of Natural Fiber Crafts and their Modern Turns,” will feature spinning, weaving, dying, basketry, felting, knitting, rug hooking, mill history and more.

Where: Canaan Street Meeting House, Canaan, NH
When: 10am – 4pm, May 2nd and 3rd, 2009
Cost: Free! Refreshments included.

I’ll have 7 knitted felt hats with embroidery in this show, so come out and see what’s new.

Knitted Felt Hat Class this Weekend in Canaan, NH

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New to knitting?

Interested in knitted felt?

Want to learn the secrets of felting from someone who’s made over 600 knit felt hats herself?

Then consider joining me for the 5th “Ancient Art of Felting–with a Modern Twist!” class at my home studio in Canaan, New Hampshire, this Saturday, January 12, 2008, from 10 am – 2 pm.

This 2-day class is part of the Hanover League of New Hampshire Craftsmen’s Winter CraftStudies Program, and they handle the registration.

On the 2nd Saturday of

On the 1st Saturday, we will discuss color and design, review the pattern and get knitting.

Over the next two weeks, class participants will finish knitting their own oversized, pre-felted stocking caps.

Finally, on the 2nd Saturday, January 26, 2008, we will breathe deeply together and toss all the hats into the washing machine to see what happens!  

Please see the classes page for more info… I hope you can join us.