Monday, May 9, 2011
Baaa Baaa Black Sheep
I got this submission a while ago, and I honestly don't know why I haven't shared these sooner. The more I look at these hats, the cuter they seem. The shop the hats come from is also quite special, but I will let them explain.
From the lips of Nora, Sam, and the herd at Little Hill Woolworks:
"Little Hill Woolworks is a collaborative of 2 humans and 7 sheep (recently we've begun working with a neighboring alpaca farmer too). Farmer/felting-guru Samantha Stone raises sheep and wet-felts their wool, then designer/milliner Nora Swan makes our hats, baby booties, fascinators etc. from them. Our whole process is "ultra local" because it all happens on our 100-acre Vermont farm from the grass up, using soap, water, and steam (and a lot of time & effort:) Our wool hats and booties come with a picture and bio of the sheep that contributed the wool!"