Wear Our Heritage Collection of Fur Trimmed Accessories


last updated March 27, 2021 by Sheila Schmutz, Saskatoon. sheila.schmutz@usask.ca


Wear Our Heritage Collection

In previous years, most of the fur trimmed hats that I make were currently available only at craft fairs in Saskatchewan. (See a list on the homepage.) However, since Covid-19 hit there will be more items available online. I'd be happy to try to mail prepaid items within Canada. There are trade restrictions imposed by some countries in regard to some types of fur and that is why I suggest that shipping is only within Canada, at this time.


Fur trimmed capes and fur neckpieces are for sale in Rumour Handcraft Gallery at the Regina airport. Connie will mail items to customers who won't be passing through Regina. The store is open 9 AM to 6 PM.


Capes

Circle capes are essentially sizeless, although some small women find them too long. Most capes are made of winter weight wool melton, although sometimes lighter weight wool capes are also available. These capes are available at Rumour Handcraft Gallery in the Regina airport. Connie will mail if you can't get to her store.

The fur collars are detachable, via snaps. Being able to easily remove the collar allows it to be attached to another garment, and for the cape to be easily dry cleaned, or perhaps hand washed. This also means that the collars could be worn on other garments also.

The full circle black cape (left) has a silver fox fur collar and is 80% wool cashmere. 28" long.

The full circle cape on the right has a raccoon collar. The wool is beige with a brown herringbone pattern. 30" long. The clasp is a medieval cape clasp made by Master Ark.

The cream circle cape on the left is a thick wool, that can be washed. The detachable collar is badger. 27" long

The wrap jacket on the right is a rosy beige wool cashmere. The detachable fur collar is lynx which is ultra-soft. There is an optional brown synthetic tie belt that comes with it. 31" long.

Cowl Hoods

These were new in fall 2018. They were inspired by hand knit pieces with dyed fox trim I saw in Finland. I also noticed that many women like to wear "infinity scarves".

Because these are "sizeless", they make great gifts! And they mail easily. They can be worn up over the head as a type of hood in cold weather and then easily pulled down around the neck as a cowl while shopping, in church, etc. The worn as a hood is trimmed with arctic fox, the one worn as a cowl is trimmed with raccoon. Please go to to purchase online.


Hats

Hats must fit properly and so you'll need to measure your head (see online ordering page). The hats shown in the photo on the happy models above have been sold! But other hats are always available, in several sizes, including the examples at the left and below.

Fur trimmed wool melton hats come in many styles,sizes, colors, and types of natural fur. All are lined with kasha (cotton flannel backed satin). Most fit low on the head and completely or partially cover the ears. Some may appeal more to women and others to men and several are "unisex". They are a great way to warm up a Canadian winter and bring a smile to most people's faces!


Collars, Mufflers, and Muffs

Fur choker type collars with long tails that hang down the front are also available in several types of fur such as raccoon, red fox, or arctic fox. Such a collar in Red Fox is shown at the right.

Wool mufflers are available with rows of braid and fur trim. These add warmth in the winter but can really dress up a cloth coat.

Fur muffs were very common in the past. Rabbit fur muffs, lined with wool fleece are still a big hit with young women.

Tie Slides

Western Trapper Tie Slides of leather and fur are shown on both silk Apache style ties and on cotton/silk bandanas. I designed these slides which utilize a wide variety of fur, in place of the more typical metal slides. They make great gifts!

Larger scarf slides to complement larger scarves are also available. Here a fox print scarf has a red fox slide.


I respect the animals I work with and did not want to waste any part of them. I also realized that I wasn't making anything for young people. So the hand puppet fox quartet was born in 2018! Most kids find them lots of fun. Each face takes on its own personality.

These are the four Canadian foxes: The Arctic Fox is at the far left. The 3 color phases of Red Fox are on the right: the silver fox, the red fox, and the cross fox at the far right.



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