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 Christmas Market

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The 2012 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 … Read More →

Hat-Hunting Tips

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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 →

Rosehip’s Earth-loving Textiles

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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 →

GRANVILLE ISLAND

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Rosehip Hats on Granville Island (since 1997), Vancouver BC, CANADA “Picture a place molded 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 people and activities, and you have a destination so dynamic, no visit to … Read More →

Upcoming Markets

  1. Granville Island, Vancouver BC – June 9-23, 2019

    June 9 @ 9:00 am - June 23 @ 7:00 pm
  2. Granville Island, Vancouver BC – July 2-14, 2019

    July 2 @ 9:00 am - July 14 @ 7:00 pm
  3. Granville Island, Vancouver BC – August 5-18, 2019

    August 5 @ 9:00 am - August 18 @ 7:00 pm
 

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