Tag: handmade

Topkapi-inspired …

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

August Progress …

Progress in the shop…

Put on a Fancy Face …

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

Yreka!…

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

Crow King in video…

This video shows one of my newest works ‘in the round’, with the inspiration manuscript in the background.

The making of Crow King…

My King Crow Cap is made from rescued textiles and inspired by a manuscript housed at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. It is my entry into the “Met 150 Design Contest” which runs through August 12, 2019. Send me luck, and perhaps your vote !

Pro-bono projects – and Morocco…

A repost of a 2017 recap of my pro-bono work and upcoming trip to Morocco.

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.

The Inspired Turks…

This collection resulted from my travels through Istanbul in 2011. They are shown there alongside the architectural elements that I was inspired by.

Venetians and Florentines…

The hats that resulted from my travels to Italy, shown side-by-side awith the architectural elements they were inspired by.

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…

Something tattered this way comes…

Few people are aware that in addition to making my own hats, I have also redesigned hats from other people’s collections, tearing a keepsake into its components and rebuilding it into a new piece, reminiscent of the original. The mail one day in 2014 brought a new challenge…