Mr. Aitch and I got home around 12:15 this afternoon. It takes us awhile to get back into the groove of things but I wanted to tell you about the fair my brother and I went to on Saturday. There’s still time for you to go…if you’re in the area.
My brother and I went to the League of New Hampshire Craftsmen’s Fair which is held annually in Mt. Sunapee Resort in Newbury, New Hampshire. This is no typical “craft fair”. The exhibitors are professionals.
One of the booths we visited was full of these fantastic felted hats made by Carrie Cahill Mulligan. The details Carrie adds, like embroidering the brim and hand stitching satin ribbon on the inside, take this to the next level from knitter/felter to fiber artist.
Forgive my blurry photos from my phone but I had to have a reminder of these beautiful hats. Carrie’s booth was so crowded that I could only get to the outside displays and these couple of hats really caught my eye. These colors are as soft as the hats.
My brother is holding a credit card next to the knitted hat before felting as a point of reference to the size.
For more details, visit Carrie’s website.
I’ve been a bit scared to felt anything on purpose but these hats really inspire me to take the next step.