35th Annual Filberg Festival – August 4-7, 2017 – Comox BC

The annual four-day Filberg Festival is the art event of the summer! Held each BC Day long weekend, the Festival features more than 140 artisans from across Canada, amazing food and live-ly entertainment for all ages. The Festival is located on the beautiful 9-acre waterfront Filberg Heritage Lodge and Park. Set amongst the stately trees and gardens of the Filberg Heritage Lodge and Park in Comox on the east coast of Vancouver Island, the … Read More →

Granville Island, Vancouver BC – December 2016

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Find Rosehip Hats in the Public Market on Granville Island on the dates listed** Open daily 9am to 7pm (closed Dec 25 & 26) **Please check back for updates to my booked schedule at the Market.

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 →

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 →

Hat-Hunting Tips – 2. Brim Angles, Face Shape & Body Type

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(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 →

What’s your ‘hattitude’?

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A hat is more than ‘just another accessory’ – it’s a state of mind, a message to the world. Can you wear a hat? Most certainly yes! Regardless of what stories you tell yourself, sometimes a little open-mindedness and ‘hattitude’ go a long way.  Here are a few steps to help build confidence: Become familiar with your own basic face shape (oval, round, square, long, triangular, heart) and body type. … Read More →