Keep Warm this Winter with Possum Wool

It’s fall, and the mornings and evenings have a chill to them. This time of year it’s nice to have a pair of gloves to take away the bite in the air. Our possum gloves do the trick.

The unique soft pointed ends and hollow core of possum fur provide an extremely light, soft and luxurious fiber, making these knitted gloves extremely warm for their weight. State of the art knitting technology is used, creating a glove with no seams to bind or rub. Our gloves come in four colors: natural, charcoal, green and red.

Possum Gloves
Possum/Merino Wool Knitted gloves. Made in New Zealand by Lothlorian

For those who like to wear gloves inside, we also sell fingerless gloves.

Fingerless Gloves
Possum/Merino Wool Knitted Fingerless Gloves. Made in New Zealand by Lothlorian

 

And, with winter around the corner, you might want to take a look at our mittens, too.

Possum/Merino Wool Knitted Mittens. Made in New Zealand by Lothlorian
Possum/Merino Wool Knitted Mittens. Made in New Zealand by Lothlorian

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Lothlorian Knitwear

Profiles in Craftsmanship: Philip Hawk

Phillip Hawk

Phillip Hawk has 40 years experience as an expert saddler and shoemaker.  After a three year apprenticeship as a saddler in Colorado, he moved to to Virginia to study English saddles, strap goods and shoe-making.  He was master of the Saddle/Harness Shop and the Boot/Shoe Shop of Colonial Williamsburg.  His skills include every facet of leather working except gloves and clothing.  His work marries traditional craftsmanship with modern consumer demands.

For his belts, Phillip only uses leather from the Tarnsjo Tannery in Tarnsjo, Sweden.  It supplies, arguably, the finest strap and upholstery leather in the world.  The world’s best saddlers, harness makers and fashion designers purchase their leather from this tannery.  Phillip uses leather stained only on the grain (the hair side), leaving the flesh side unstained to prevent bleeding on clothes.  The surface colors used by Tarnsjo Tannery maintain the integrity of the leather.

Philip has retired, but former students or anyone who might benefit from a chat about leather working are welcome to phone him in Danville, Kentucky at (859) 209-5055.

Below are just a few of the procedures in making a belt.

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Phillip first cuts the leather into strips.  The tool is a draw gauge knife.

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Laying out the belt blank.

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Staining the edges

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Stamping with his maker’s mark

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Mounting the snaps

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Ready to wear!

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Philip Hawk Belts

Buckles

Profile in Craftsmanship: Corrine Hunt

Corrine Hunt was born in Alert Bay, British Columbia in 1959. Her paternal grandmother, Abusa, named her “Killer whale scratching her back on the beach.” Corrine has been creating contemporary art that reflects the themes and traditions of her First Nations Komoyue and Tlingit heritage since 1985. She is a member of the Raven Gwa’wina clan from Ts’akis, a Komoyue village on Vancouver Island. Her influences include Henry, Richard and Tony Hunt and her uncle, Norman Brotchie.

Her work is inspired by the desire to bring the stories of her First Nations culture into her art. The engravings are minimal, bringing a modern sense to an ageless craft.

Similarly, her custom furnishings combine materials that speak to old and new, and bring the concept of living culture into contemporary homes.

Corrine’s works include engraved gold and silver jewelry and accessories, custom furnishings in carved stainless steel and reclaimed wood, modern totem poles and other sculptural installations. She codesigned the medals for the 2010 Vancouver Olympics and Paralympics.

We offer many pieces designed by Corrine. For more information on her art, please visit www.corrinehunt.ca

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Spirit of the Wild

Welch Suspenders, Made in the USA

Welch suspenders have been made in Oregon since 1967. They are recognized for quality and reliability among loggers and construction workers. We have been selling them for decades and have been consistently impressed with the quality. They have gained an international reputation. We have customers as far away as France and Japan.

Welch does not only make work suspenders. We also carry a line of dress suspenders. With the rising popularity of suspenders in work and dress, our dress suspenders are the best of both quality and fashion.

Our Hopsack Suspenders are the most popular with our customers. Those, along with the Tuff Stuff are our best sellers.

Welch Dress Suspenders

Welch Dress Suspenders
Welch Suspenders
Welch Suspenders
Welch Hopsack Suspenders
Welch Hopsack Suspenders

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Welch Suspenders