TheClocheandDagger

Vintage-Inspired Hand Crafted Hats and Accoutrements

Ormond Beach, Florida · 115 Sales

TheClocheandDagger

Vintage-Inspired Hand Crafted Hats and Accoutrements

Ormond Beach, Florida 115 Sales On Etsy since 2009

5 out of 5 stars
(76)

Announcement   Knitting past into present, I create unique hand knit and felted hats, crocheted hats, and various accoutrements worked from and inspired by patterns from the 1920s through 1950s.

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Last updated on Apr 24, 2017

Knitting past into present, I create unique hand knit and felted hats, crocheted hats, and various accoutrements worked from and inspired by patterns from the 1920s through 1950s.

Victoria Nagata

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5 out of 5 stars
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Lela

Lela on Apr 8, 2017

5 out of 5 stars

Such gorgeous craftsmanship. It fits perfectly, and is so comfortable, and I'm not normally a hat person! Shipped fast, and comes with a great little storage bag, such a nice touch! Thank you so much!

Anonymous on Feb 16, 2013

5 out of 5 stars

beautiful product, arrived quickly

Anonymous on Feb 1, 2013

5 out of 5 stars

Another beautiful, dainty, elegant choker that shows great attention to detail and workmanship. It fit like a charm and because the amber tones go with pretty much everything, I am wearing it a lot. Thanks!

Anonymous on Feb 1, 2013

5 out of 5 stars

Another beautiful choker, with very fine detail. Dainty and elegant. Too small for a medium-size neck (like mine), but perfect for my slender twentysomething niece. And in very nice, dramatic, Gothic colors.

Anonymous on Feb 1, 2013

5 out of 5 stars

This collar is exquisite. I bought it as a gift for one of my nieces, but I really wanted to keep it for myself. The golden hue is dainty and different. ALL of Victoria's collars and chokers are beautifully made, beautifully presented and guaranteed NOT to disappoint. I know, lol - I ordered 6 or 7 of them when she had a big sale! Thanks for everything.

Anonymous on Feb 1, 2013

5 out of 5 stars

I wear this crocheted collar nearly all the time now. It adds just the right touch of warmth to an outfit for outdoors. Not to mention style! To tell the truth, I have taken to just wearing it around the house. It's so stylish and dainty. I feel very elegant doing my dishes or writing in my diary. It's become indispensable. Thank you so much! Also for the super-fast shipping and the little extra gift.

Anonymous on Feb 1, 2013

5 out of 5 stars

A beautiful collar. I gave it to my Gothic-styled niece for Xmas and she loved it.

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About

I'm a wife, a mother to three boys and an obsessive maker of things.

I think I have always loved making things. As far back as I can remember, I was creating things, and I'm sure that comes from both my parents who also were highly creative people.

My mum sewed all kinds of things when I was growing up from ties and shirts for my dad to Halloween costumes for my brother and I, my dolls clothes and everything in between. It was on her machine that I first caught the sewing bug and after teaching me the basics, she let me have fun dabbling in all kinds of stitchery delights.

Then when I was older, a friend taught me how to crochet and my grandmother taught me how to knit. Throughout my life, I've tried all kinds of arts and crafts - I even spent a few years working as an Event Coordinator at Michael's where I had carte blanche to the entire store and could play with anything I wanted (dream job!). But, sewing, knitting and crochet remain my truest loves and it's through working with fiber that I am in my most zen place.

I also have a passion for history. It started with an obsession with silent films at a young age (my first celebrity crush was Rudolph Valentino) that eventually branched out to all movies pre-1960s. Through watching old movies I became interested in different periods of time, events, people, clothing, music, styles, etc. In my 20s I began collecting antique and vintage sewing, knitting and crochet pattern books, magazines and instruction manuals, and worked on learning from them (in most cases it's more deciphering as the older patterns are rather cryptic).

The aesthetics (clothing, architecture, decorative styles, etc.) of the past are something that I adore and think we are missing today in many ways. In using my skills with needles, hooks and sewing machines in conjunction with vintage patterns, I feel like it's a way to travel back in time ... and to bring the past into the present.

I love making. I love creating. I love taking string and turning it into fabric. I love taking fabric and turning it into clothing, hats, bags and other adornments. It's simply magical! I never cease to find joy and satisfaction in the process of creation.

So, on any given day, you will likely find me in my sewing room, surrounded by fabric, yarn, beads and stuff, listening to swing music (very loud, of course) while working on one of a dozen (or more) projects-in-process that I typically have going on at the same time. And if I'm sewing, it'll be on my 1958 Singer Slant-o-matic.

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