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.

League of NH Craftsmen’s 3rd Annual Open Studio Tour: Virtual Reception

Carrie Cahill Mulligan joins woodblock printmaker Matt Brown at his home studio for the League of NH Craftsmen's Open Studio Tour this Veteran's Day Weekend.Let the Open Studio Tour begin!

For the 3rd year, the League of New Hampsire Craftsmen will host an Open Studio Tour at artists’ studios across the state this Veteran’s Day Weekend.

From 10 am to 5 pm, Friday through Sunday, you can get a glimpse into the minds and creative processes of over 60 juried craftsmen around New Hampshire.

And, to help kick off the festivities, several Upper Valley craftsmen will come together at Matt Brown’s printmaking studio for a wine and cheese reception 5 – 7 pm Friday, at 23 Washburn Hill Road, in Lyme, NH.

Join me and Matt, along with metalsmith, Lynn Adams, wood-turner, Dustin Coates, and fellow fiber artist, Sara Goodman, for fellowship and fine craft, along with tasty treats for all.

Don’t think you will be able to attend over the weekend?  Join us here for my Virtual Reception instead…

It’s simple:  just click above on the “# comments” (in blue below the title), and leave a message before midnight on Sunday, November 11, 2007.  Your name will be entered into a drawing for a glossy set of 4 hat notecards, each with a different embroidery design.

Hope to see you at the Open Studio Tour/Virtual Reception this weekend!

UPDATE:  A notecard winner has been selected… please see the comments section for details…