Kings Mountain Virtual Art Fair
September 5, 6 & 7
10 am – 4 pm
We, the artists at Kings Mountain, are all exited! We will have a dust-free, car-free, virus-free Art Fair hosted by Booth Central. Each artist will be hosting a live stream where you will be able to look into their studios, see their latest work, chat and shop. I will have all my newest hats set up. Tune in regularly throughout the weekend as the display changes. Many one-of-a-kind hats are available only through the art fair link.
To celebrate this new event everything on the website and in the studio will be
10% Off and Free Shipping
The prices listed on the website are the regular prices and do not reflect the discount.
15% of the proceeds go Kings Mountain
to support of the Volunteer Fire Brigade and the Kings Mountain School.
Tess McGuire Hatmaker is based near Mendocino, in Northern CA.
Growing up in Switzerland, I loved knitting from an early age. Fortunately, I grew up in a culture that, to this day, values traditional crafts. In grade school, girls had to take many years of knitting, sewing, and embroidery lessons.
I discovered felting (or fulling, as the technical term for felting knitted garments is known), when I came across a felted hat at a yarn shop about twenty years ago. I became fascinated with the process that involves using hot water, soap, and friction to turn a loosely knitted fabric into a warm, solid, and virtually waterproof garment. I have been experimenting with different shapes and colors ever since.
After several years of making hats part-time and selling them through shops and galleries, I took the leap and began attending art and craft festivals about fifteen years ago. I sell my hats all over California and the United States.
I enjoy traveling to national parks, museums, and yarn and fabric shops. I’m also an avid hiker and birdwatcher.