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 →

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 →

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 →

Circle Craft 2010 Christmas Market

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37th Annual Circle Craft Christmas Market 2010 – Go to www.circlecraft.net  for more information including a $2.00 OFF entry coupon. Unlimited FREE re-admission with your re-entry pass.  

Circle Craft 2010 Christmas Market

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37th Annual Circle Craft Christmas Market 2010 – Go to www.circlecraft.net  for more information including a $2.00 OFF entry coupon. Unlimited FREE re-admission with your re-entry pass.  

Welcome/Bienvenue!

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This is the beginning of a website devoted to all things hats – a place where art matters, individual style is celebrated and sustainability counts. I hope to provide you with lots of beautiful things to look at and think about, and welcome your comments. From here on, we’ll just have to see what happens! …… Shari “Keep it light enough to travel”     the Be Good Tanyas