RagamuffinDesign by Jess Lyons

Jess Lyons

This hat is made from recycled saris. (Sold!)

So we've reached that point in the winter where we're really ready for spring. Really, really ready for Spring. Bulking up in layers and layers of clothing has started to become kind of a drag and our old hats and scarves are looking kind of shabby.

But maybe we just need to change things up. We've been loving the scarves and hats Troy's Jess Lyons has been making (by hand!) for her Etsy shop. They're evidence that "warm" and "pretty" and "fun" don't have to be mutually exclusive.

Are they enough to make us wish for six more weeks of winter? Um, no, probably not. But they look like they could help brighten up what's left.

photo: Jess Lyons


she may the most beautiful woman i've ever seen.

@ wow- agreed. Also, the hats are made from recycled saris? Jess is wearing out saris quickly enough to have established a cottage business recycling them into hats? She must be tough on her saris.

pretty! you should highlight local etsy pages like jess's and mary elise's more often!

Actually there is yarn made from recycled saris and the remnants of the material to make them. The material is taken from mills in India and spun by women in the Himalayas, one online store said the yarn is spun by Tibetan refugees. If you google sari yarn, a few brands, shops, patterns, and articles about the yarn will come up.

Haha, makes more sense. I wonder if they sell it at Little Moon...

I think a feature on local etsy-ans is a great idea! There is actually a collective of about 30 of us that meet monthly to help organize upcoming events that we want to participate in. Look for us at Troy NIght Out in April!

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