Butterdome Spring Craft Sale

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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.

Sidetrip: Once Upon a Time (and back again)

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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 →

A Plaid for all Seasons

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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 →

Island Vogue on Granville Island

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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 →

Circle Craft 2011 – November 9-13

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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 →