lynnslids

Lynn's Lids - Handmade Hats & Fibre Art

Stella, Canada · 280 Sales

lynnslids

Lynn's Lids - Handmade Hats & Fibre Art

Stella, Canada 280 Sales On Etsy since 2010

5 out of 5 stars
(110)

Shop owner

Lynn W

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Announcement   Beautiful. Fun. Functional. Durable. A love of natural fibres, knitting, and the transformation of wool yarn or roving to thick, dense felt are combined to create unique, durable, playful wind- & water-resistant hats, cosies, adorable dryer balls, tree toppers, and ornaments.

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Last updated on Mar 10, 2017

Beautiful. Fun. Functional. Durable. A love of natural fibres, knitting, and the transformation of wool yarn or roving to thick, dense felt are combined to create unique, durable, playful wind- & water-resistant hats, cosies, adorable dryer balls, tree toppers, and ornaments.

Lynn W

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Lynn W

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Average item review
5 out of 5 stars
(110)
lara

lara on Jul 10, 2017

5 out of 5 stars

This was custom-made with the NYC skyline, and a rushed order and it came in time and was BEAUTIFUL!! My mother-in-law was so happy and easy communication with this seller made this purchase possible! Absolutely recommend her and her shop.

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These windproof and waterproof warm and durable felted merino wool beanies are described as "a hug for your head" by my customers!
Are 1 cup mason jars common enough to be a good size comparison? Hope so! New bird in the shop!

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Mixing colours for some birds in the wool ball ornament series this morning.

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About

I love hats. Making one for myself attracted orders from friends, and Lynn's Lids was born.

I made a felted hat for myself when I got back into knitting a few years ago and friends kept asking me to make them one. After a while, I did some local craft fairs successfully, but had to take nearly 2 years off for medical reasons. When I was ready to come back, I decided it was time to branch out online, and Etsy was a natural choice.

I get a genuine thrill when someone tries on a Lynn's Lid and it suits them perfectly, and I know my hat will keep them stylishly warm and dry for years to come.

I knit the hats (and cosies) very loosely and shrink them down using hot water, a little soap, and agitation, and the wool becomes a thick windproof and waterproof felt. Then they are shaped over a block and allowed to dry completely, which takes 2-3 days. They are extremely durable and keep their shape, along with keeping the weather out and the wearer looking great. Most of my hats are my original patterns, based on customer requests or just whimsy that pop into my head.

The idea for the Sheepy Wool Dryer Balls came from the David Suzuki Foundation newsletter. Anything to help reduce dryer time seemed like a good idea, but the plain balls were just too... plain. So I came up with the sheep and needle felted it onto the balls. Now I smile every time I open my dryer!

For more information, to see a variety of hats I've made, and read feedback from customers, please visit my facebook, instagram, or blog (links on the right).

Shop members

  • Lynn

    Owner, Maker, Designer

    Mother, wife, knitter, felter, cook, baker, teacher, photographer, blogger, yogi, hiker, skater...

Local

Find lynnslids at the following upcoming market!

  • 2017 Christmas One of a Kind Show & Sale
    Enercare Centre
    100 Princes' Blvd
    TORONTO, ON

    Nov 23–Dec 3

    The mission of One of a Kind is to provide a juried marketplace to bring together makers and buyers who share a commitment to handmade excellence. Since its inception in 1975, One of a Kind has been cultivating creativity, craftsmanship and connection in order to deliver an inspired shopping experience. Join over 800 artisans for this dazzling collection of creativity.

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Last updated on Mar 15, 2016
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Care instructions

Lynn's Lids hats, tea and coffee cosies can be spot washed with a damp cloth or hand washed with a wool wash in cool water. Roll in a towel to remove excess water, then put in original shape to dry. Leave for a day or 2 to dry completely.