Sunday, September 02, 2018

Malamute Hair Long Scarf

This is a scarf I never got around to posting here.  I made it last spring for a customer who had a huge lot of saved malamute hair.  She had several dogs.  So there was plenty of fiber for a nice long scarf.  It was super soft and warm. 


Thursday, August 30, 2018

Large Beige Tam


 This is a large size, 11 in. diameter tam made from very pale gray alpaca (looks white in the photo), beige chow hair, gray mohair, and beige and gray shetland wool.  Very soft and comfy, and very warm.

Wool, Malmute and Angora Tam


This is an extra large tam and is about 11 inches in diameter.  The darker gray is jacob wool and the lighter fuzzy sections are malamute hair.  The thin off white stripes are angora.  Very soft and warm!

Wednesday, December 07, 2016

Ski Hat Time

I've been busy getting ready for a couple of holiday craft fairs at a local museum.  Very nice venue with great lighting.  The fair was Friday and Saturday of last week and went well.  Ski caps were most popular as it's getting really cold here in Northern California.  Here's one that got sold.


And here is another that I had just made, but didn't sell.  I really like the colors.



Friday, April 08, 2016

Big Flower Hat

It's been awhile since I've made one of these, and since the last of them got sold over the holidays, I decided to try making a new one.  I had forgotten how to work the flower into the hat, though, so it took a little experimenting before I finally got it right.  The purple and green combination had always been one of my favorites.  There are also some gold silk tussah accents and some white fuzzy popcorns.  The gold color of the silk is natural, as tussah silk is gathered wild and usually found on oak trees where the tannin in the leaves turns the silk gold.


More Doggy Hats

A couple of weeks ago I had three custom orders for basically the same hat.  Each customer had the same dog hair fiber - rusty beige colored chow hair - and they all wanted the same style hat!  So I managed to make them different by adding some design work in contrasting colors.  They were very soft and fuzzy, and all customers loved their hats.  Here's one of them:




Catching up

I've been pretty busy since the holidays with custom orders and replacing hats on the website.  I sold a lot of baby hats at the Farmers Market, one of which sold too fast for me to even get photos.  Anyhow here are some of the replacements.  I intended this first one to be in 'boy colors' since I've had some requests for that.  I once even had a custom order for a black baby hat!


This pink one is of course very girlie.  People do seem to like fuzzy popcorns and trim.  White fuzzy seems to be especially popular. 


I like this one because it's got several nice bright colors, and I do like to work with bright colors!


 

Monday, July 13, 2015

Knit Hat

This hat is made from a blend of many different colors of wool with a tiny bit of blue metallic sparkle that is too subtle to show up in the photos. The tiny sparkles only show up in bright light or sunlight. The crocheted circle and the band around the edge are made from more of the same colors blended with a lot of black.  The band can also be turned up.