HLcraftworks

H & L Craftworks

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HLcraftworks

H & L Craftworks

7 Sales On Etsy since 2015

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Announcement    H & L Craftworks looks forward to helping you select your stringed instrument bag or blanket. Should you want to talk about personalization, please contact us. We also invite discussions on any topic related to what we do. When we are able to connect with people who share our interests, our work becomes immeasurably more satisfying.

Thank you!
Heidi and Lisa

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Last updated on May 23, 2018

H & L Craftworks looks forward to helping you select your stringed instrument bag or blanket. Should you want to talk about personalization, please contact us. We also invite discussions on any topic related to what we do. When we are able to connect with people who share our interests, our work becomes immeasurably more satisfying.

Thank you!
Heidi and Lisa

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About

H&L Craftworks: Protection and Beauty for Musical Instruments, Stitched from Fine Textiles

H&L Craftworks believes in beautiful yet practical accessories for beloved musical instruments. Professional musicians--indeed, all those who play---understand the connection between the fine craftsmanship that produces an instrument, the individuality of the music made, and the joy of the person who makes it resound.

In the H&L Craftworks creative process, themes are developed that resonate with us. From these stories, palettes are derived that we feel are elegant and rare, yet sensitive to the instrument bags and blankets purpose and place of use. Collections based on our themes have as their foundation selections of fine fabrics and trims that have significance for us at a particular time. Most of our fabrics are a unique--sometimes wholly luxurious, but not always--and all are result of a singular combination of texture, color, and drape. We would definitely say that our fabrics are more than the sum of their parts.

Our use of embellishments of many kinds creates a layered esthetic complexity. H&L Craftworks feels that while all the textiles we use "hold their own" most powerfully, it is possible to build upon the base they provide. Our embroideries and trims are vintage or hand executed by us using braidings, glass beads, semi-precious stones, crystals, and silk thread. We look for relationships that are rich, balanced, appropriate, and exciting. We don't believe in decoration for it's sake alone.

The embellishment we feel very strongly about is the monogram. It is the essence of personalization and we look forward with pleasure to assisting our musicians choose the letters, colors, placements, and supporting forms that compose these gleaming expressions of identity. While we are in some ways a Southern company with that regions fondness for the traditional, we feel that the monogram holds potential to be an unexpected and exciting part of the whole. Combined with one of our signature fabrics, iridescent silk, monograms create a balance of richness and sobriety and can even introduce a note of eccentricity . Individuals of widely differing ages, genders, ethnicities and temperaments will relate to one or more. Thematically, they can support the story of the piece with subtlety or exuberance.

Our first collections at H&L Craftworks have been traditional. We look forward to collaborating with our musicians as they develop their unique pieces, however, because we know we will broaden our scope as makers to include the newest, the most exciting, and the most personal points of view.

Shop members

  • Heidi

    Owner, Maker

    Heidi constructs, and oversees the monogram process

  • Lisa

    Owner, Maker

    Co-owner Lisa sources and constructs!

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