elements of wool and pigment
meet by nature, hand and machine
to reveal a singular story,
framed by a sky like snow
Limited Edition, Process-Patterned Hats
Every Sky Like Snow hat is unique, but part of a small edition of hats created on a vintage knitting machine from identically hand-painted skeins of yarn. The flowing spirals and expressive zig-zags are distortions of the original design, caused by varying tensions in every step of the process. This creative practice strikes a balance between controlling the materials and letting go of a specific outcome so that the yarn reveals its own story in the different patterns.
Follow Sky Like Snow on Instagram for daily process and inspiration musings.
Local and Natural
Many of the hats are made from wool and alpaca sourced from local shepherds and custom-spun for Sky Like Snow in small New England mills. The dyes are almost exclusively extracted from plants and fungi grown and ethically foraged from the landscape around Sky Like Snow studio.
The regional fiber producers and processors:
Crooked Fence Farm CVM Romeldale sheep
Cas-cad-nac Alpaca Farm
Vermont Fiber Mill
Sallie's Fen Alpacas and Fiber Mill
More process, inspiration and dye plant images on Pinterest.
About the Designer/Maker
Sky Like Snow is the creative endeavor of designer Hannah Regier, who has made knit hats since her childhood and thinks they are the perfect union of artistic expression, cold season practicality and joyful fashion.
Hannah has worked internationally as a designer and is currently based in Vermont.
Read an extensive interview with Hannah on the ethical fashion blog Life+Style+Justice.