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Welcome to Gertrud's ArtWear! The pieces on these pages are handmade in Colorado by Gertrud's ArtWear out of the finest materials available, using traditional techniques. They are individual works of art intended for use in daily life. Each piece is crafted for comfort, beauty, durability, and enjoyment. Each artisan is committed to a functional beauty in both composition and design.

We chose the finest art yarns for softness, durability, and color. The felted wool items are knitted out the best Icelandic and American Wool, some of it hand-dyed by and artist in New Mexico.

All our pieces accentuate the beauty of the wearer. They are perfect for hikes, walks, and errands, as well as when skiing or snow shoeing. One even attended a presidential inauguration!

Wool is the greatest natural insulator in the world. It breathes and adjusts the temperature surrounding the person to body temperature. It is for this reason tha the slippers are so comfortable in room temperature, and keep the toes toasty even in that cold and drafty cabin. The hats, scarves and mittens are just right in moderate temperatures, and wonderfully warm in that winter storm.

There is still lanolin in the wool, so the felted wool pieces repel both moisture and dirt.

Your slippers, hats, and mittens will form to your feet, head, and hands, and be uniquely yours to enjoy for many years to come!