You’ll find Rosehip Hats on Granville Island for the month of August. What a treat to spend time on the breezy Vancouver waterfront in the height of summer, in our very own urban oasis! And there’s so much to see and do this month on the Island. Here’s a Top Must-See-and-Do List from the Granville Island website. “Imagine an island in the middle of a city. See? You’re already curious. … Read More →
“Are your hats ‘packable’?” This is a frequent question from my customers… and the answer is: “YES”. I construct all my natural fibre hats with a sturdy, reinforced fabric brim which can be folded and bent into many configurations for packing. This built-in resiliency helps it pop back into shape after being stored in a tote-bag or backpack while you’re on the road or in the air (or on water!). … Read More →
Hey Alberta! Rosehip Hats is happy to be coming your way again this May. I’m bringing my best to you – my collection of HATS ‘in tow’ feature yummy, fresh colours; all-season favourites; lots of great-fitting, stylish caps; sweet summery cloches; funky fold-able beach and travel hats; and a selection of fabulous toppers that would make any occasion special. After a fair stretch of a ‘deep hat-making’ phase in the … Read More →
Come join me for the 39th Annual Circle Craft Christmas Market. Rosehip Hats (Shari, Kalisha) can be found at Booth # E4 along the East wall. SHOW HOURS Wednesday thru Friday 10am-9pm Saturday 10am-7pm Sunday 10am-5pm WHERE Vancouver Convention Centre West – see map 1055 Canada Place Vancouver, BC V6C 0C3 Click the photo below for Ticket Information including online purchase DISCOUNTS. Your initial ticket purchase entitles you to unlimited … Read More →
Comox BC: The Filberg Festival – western Canada’s largest outdoor arts show – is celebrating its 30th Birthday this BC long weekend, and the Rosehip Hat team will be there (Shari, Kalisha). You’ll also find amazing fine art & craft, meet the artisans, enjoy live entertainment & music and sample tasty food under the trees in a most beautiful historic garden setting by the sea… come join the fun!
Road Trip! The hat caravan is heading to Edmonton for the 6th annual Butterdome Spring Craft Sale early next week. After many weeks of studio work, I’m excited for the scenic drive along river valleys and mountainsides, and meeting all the new friendly faces at the show. Look for lots of beautiful hat styles & colours for Spring/Summer 2012. Show dates: Friday May 4- Sunday May 6.
In January I took a little side-trip from hat design with the chance to draw on some skills from decades ago, namely – stuffed creatures (seriously? you want a Sasquatch for your birthday?) and countless zany costumes for my once-upon-a-time young children. Working together with my son Jarami’s company Hopewell Works, we made some ‘interesting’ props for the TV series Once Upon a Time. The job was to design and create two Medieval-era dolls. In 3 … Read More →
What’s sprouting up for Spring in the Rosehip studio? Plaids … in combed cotton, crisp linen, and lightweight worsted wool. Perhaps my fondness for plaid fabric is a result of 1) a bit of ‘Highland’ blood (our family crest), 2) a background as a weaver, 3) a decade in the classroom teaching Textile Science to fashion students, and 4) a personality that loves the tailoring challenges this classic textile presents. When plaids are perfectly matched and sewn at … Read More →
Several years ago the Net Loft on Granville Island showcased the work of Island artists with a fashion event called Island Vogue. Silk artist Heide Otto and I collaborated to create these outfits for the show. Special projects like this are always a challenge as it pushes artists out of their ‘comfort zones’ into a new level of creative thinking and skill-testing. We had a lot of fun with the process, and loved the results, especially … Read More →
The 38th Annual Circle Craft Christmas Market is Vancouver’s most-anticipated event of the season and a tradition for holiday shoppers seeking original works of fine craft. 2011 marks a decade for RoseHip Hats as a Circle Craft exhibitor. In these past weeks leading up to the show, I’ve been busy in the studio designing new hat styles, choosing a selection of seasonal fabrics & trims, cutting, sewing, pressing, handstitching … and then packing up the caravan with boxes of hats and booth display … Read More →
In my years of designing and selling hats I’ve met thousands (!) of people searching for that perfect hat, a soon-to-become favourite – one that feels good, looks great, and is a natural extension of their personality. Many start off with a good sense of what styles and colours appeal to them and flatter their looks; some need a little extra help in this area, especially if hat-wearing is unfamiliar … Read More →
(to go back to Hat-Hunting Tips – Part 1 click here) The hunt continued…. Now it’s time to ‘work’ the hat on your head and ‘play’ with the angle of the brim. A hat can flatter the face much more when worn on a bit of a tilt. Start with ¼ inch tilt and go from there, trying the tilt to one side of the face, then the other. This emphasizes the … Read More →
A sustainable textile product: is designed with consideration of the environmental and social impact it may have throughout its total life span. has a much smaller ‘ecological footprint’ than its conventional counterpart: it creates less pollutants and waste; is toxic-free and uses less water and non-renewable resources. Here are three of my favourite eco-textile sources for ‘green hat’ design: 1.) Certified ORGANIC COTTON is free of destructive toxic pesticides and … Read More →
Rosehip Hats at Granville Island, since 1997 – Vancouver BC, CANADA Vancouver’s jewel: an island in the middle of the city … “… picture a place moulded by a fascinating history, buzzing with a colourful artistic community. A living, breathing urban oasis filled with fine waterfront restaurants, theatres, galleries, studios, unique shops, cafes and the most spectacular fresh food market you’ve ever seen. Add a vibrant and diverse mix of … Read More →