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 →

RoseHip Fan-love Contest 2011

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For the month of June, fans can enter their name in the contest to win a lovely daily prize. Grand Prize Draw is July 1… for a custom RoseHip hat!  See Rosehip Facebook event page for more details. The sooner you enter, the greater your chances to win a daily prize. Good Luck!… Shari

Hat-Hunting Tips – 1. Fit & Colour

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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 →