Category: News

News about my current projects and other mostly textile art related topics.

Topkapi-inspired …

This week’s progress includes this newly finished Topkapi hat in hand painted silk..

August Progress …

Progress in the shop…

Mask – Hat – Mask …

My first hat & mask sets have started shipping out. Every hat order this year comes with a free mask!

Mask #400+

July 3 starts my 4th month of home sequestering, and the 400th and something mask, most of which I have donated to individuals and organizations who needed them…

Fancy Face for Kids . . .

My newest product benefits “Feed the Frontlines” and “Off Their Plate” programs in select cities around the US.

Put on a Fancy Face …

Introducing my newest product and fundraising effort – “Fancy Face” Masks!

A Wardrobe of Masks …

I have filled my hours with mask making while waiting for a “return to normal”. And this morning, it occurred to me:

“You’re waiting for yesterday…”

The 100th Mask …

The Hatter’s Decameron, Day 25: Completed my 100th linen mask last night. Production stopped at the next mask when my sewing machine needle had an unfortunate encounter with a finger …

A new Phoenix rises . . .

A phoenix presented itself to Lady C in a dream, and when she said: “what is your name?” it replied: “rue de attar”…

Yreka!…

Hand sewn wool caps, shipping out this week to Nature’s Kitchen – an organic bakery and gift shop in Yreka, CA.

A Game of Duck Duck Goose …

For those of you who may have missed them, here’s a slideshow of works that I shipped out during Fall / Winter 2019:

In Memorium…

It’s been a very long month …

When failure becomes success…

As an artist/designer, when your work becomes boring and sales slow to a trickle, you can either give it up, or shake it up. 2019 was that year for me…

Warm for the Holidays…

Gifting is guilt-free when you choose American-made recycled handcraft! Here’s a sampling of what’s in store for you at the galleries across the country:

Paying it forward…

Those who follow me here, know that philanthropic efforts play a significant part in my company’s mission…

If I was a newsletter…

Today’s techncial issues prevent me from sending out a newsletter.So– If I Was A Newsletter, this is What I Would Say…

Creative Minds on Orcas Island…

A friend of mine, Janet Gadallah, has opened an art gallery here, so I’ve come to pay her a visit and to deliver some summer straws.

In the news: Green Living Journal…

…”Heather first started using recycled because she couldn’t find quality clothing she could afford. [Even after] her finances improved, her love of the hunt remained strong…

A requiem for a hat…

It is with a mix of nostalgia and sadness that I announce the end of the line for the hat that started it all…

Another Beginning…

After putting my business aside for much of last year to attend to family matters, I returned to find my website of about 6 years in need of updates.  But the more I worked with it, the more broken pieces I found, until finally… Continue Reading “Another Beginning…”