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Bobbi on Jan 15, 20235 out of 5 stars
Beautiful collection of mittens..it's hard to choose! The description which was a circle of different options was powerful! I remember the knit ribbon that travels up one sleeve of your coat and down the other sleeve, otherwise I would have lost at least one mitten everytime I went out to play.
Meghan on Dec 17, 20225 out of 5 stars
The mittens turned out so cute and are exactly what I was picturing. Thank you!
Lindsay on Dec 16, 20225 out of 5 stars
Great quality, hand made wool mittens with vibrant colors and the string connection is plenty long enough to hopefully last another winter season
Lynne on Dec 11, 20225 out of 5 stars
Beautiful little mitts! The coloring is exactly as shown at the site! Packaging is outstanding. Workmanship is immaculate and I cannot wait to see them on my grandson. Thank you so much!
Gayle on Dec 10, 20225 out of 5 stars
The custom designed mittens were perfect. The workmanship is awesome. I can’t thank you enough for sending my order so quickly. I will be placing another order with you again very soon.
Hayley on Dec 8, 20225 out of 5 stars
Beautiful baby mittens! Shipped very fast and they were packaged so nicely! Thank you, will definitely be ordering more.
Knitting & Crocheting Deep in the Heart of Texas
Although I hail from southeastern Wisconsin (on Lake Michigan about one hour north of Chicago), I have lived in Texas for nearly 45 years. After living in Houston the majority of that time, I sold my 1,900-square-foot home and gave away my furniture. I now live high atop a "hilltain" — it's higher than a hill, but not quite a mountain — in a remote rural corner of the Texas Hill Country in a tiny handmade house that my husband and I built with our own four hands.
I am a retired professional graphic designer with a BFA in Fine Arts and have been sewing and creating needlework for more than 62 years. My mom taught me the basics of knitting, crocheting, and sewing when I was very young, but I am mostly self-taught. Over the years, I have earned the coveted title of TKGA Master Hand Knitter, became a Craft Yarn Council of America certified knitting instructor, and completed the Crochet Guild of America Master of Advanced Crochet Stitches and Techniques program.
As a perfectionist by nature, I hold myself to very high standards. If I am not pleased with the final outcome of a project, you won't find it in my shop. All of this means you can expect a well made product — one that has uniform stitches and with all of the loose ends securely woven into the work — that has been created with pride from high quality materials.
How did the name Barking Dog Designs originate? The name is a spin-off from Barking Dog Graphics, the name of my graphic design studio, which was named in honor our cocker spaniel, Georgette. In her role as the official receptionist and greeter, she woofed and eagerly wagged her tail at everyone who came to the door.
At the suggestion of my youngest daughter, I became an Etsy seller more than fourteen years ago.
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Owner, Maker, Designer
I'm basically young at heart and having four young granchildren keeps me connected to the latest kids' styles. I also love bright vivid colors and enjoy experimenting with different types of yarns and textures.
The original Barking Dog
CYCA Certified Knitting Instructor
The Knitting Guild Association
Missouri Star Quilt Company
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