Amee Runs with Scissors

Andover,  NH 
United States
http://www.ameerunswithscissors.com
  • Booth: 811

Ask Amee K. Sweet-McNamara why her fine-art/craft business is called “Amee Runs with Scissors,’’ and she usually just laughs and says, “Because it sounds a whole lot sexier than ‘Amee Eats Paste.’” Sweet-McNamara makes wearable art (one-of-a-kind hats, accessories and textile-jewelry) by employing traditional hat-blocking and millinery skills and a variety of needle-and-thread techniques. She teaches internationally, writes about her craft and is a proud member of the League of NH Craftsmen.


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  • Astaire - Top Hat
    Decadent violet fur-felt top hat has a 4.75in high crown and a 1.5in wide brim. Adorned in all sorts of finery, including peacock and blue-dyed ostrich feathers, sinamay and silk flowers, and a spectacular druzy stone....

  • Our Felt Hats are blocked one at a time on traditional wooden hat blocks. We use the highest-quality rabbit-fur velour felt (although we will use use traditional 100% wool if you prefer) and each one is hand-stitched, fully-lined and includes a calf-skin leather sweat-band. Many colors of felt are available and the decorative details are limited only by your imagination. We invite you to purchase one of our beautiful in-stock hats or peruse the listing the below to find a point-of-departure for your own custom hat-fantasy.

  • Olive - Cocktail Hat
    This sweet little cocktail hat is gently curved to fit snug against the head. The emerald green and lavender ribbon work is set off by rhinestone chain and iridescent coque feathers....

  • Cocktail Hats & Fascinators are like the bows on top of presents. They're not designed to be anything other than lovely. Cocktail hats are larger than fascinators but smaller and less dimensional than, say, a pillbox style hat. Fascinators are smaller - just a little party on your head. There are a variety of "attachment" options for both including combs, pin-loops, elastic, barrettes and headbands. To create these little treasures, we use a variety of traditional sewing and millinery techniques including buckram, wire-work and fine fabrics. Each one is hand-stitched and may be embellished with vintage or handmade flowers, feathers, rhinestones, buttons or other fanciful frippery.
  • Josephine Cut & Pieced Hat
    This Josephine style hat is the embodiment of a summer sunrise. The flower embellishments mirror the colors of the fabric hat. The crown stands at 3in high and the wired brim is 5.5in wide....

  • Our Cut & Pieced hats combine traditional sewing and millinery techniques including buckram, wire-work and fine fabrics. Each one is hand-stitched, fully-lined and includes a petersham sweat-band. Our stock of fabrics is constantly changing and we often use vintage materials. If you fall in love with a particular hat and we no longer have that fabric - never fear! We will pull together comparable color combinations and send you photos to approve before we begin.
  • Ginger - Sinamay Hat
    “Ginger” – chic-with-cheek warm-weather glamor. Hand-blocked and wired has cream sinamay brim and crown-top while the fully lined crown body boasts peekaboo-draped satin brocade fabric, ribbon work and sinamay leaves....

  • Our Sinamay Hats are a combination of sinamay (a sustainable fabric woven from the processed stalks of the abaca tree, a banana palm) brims and crowns blocked one at a time on traditional wooden hat blocks then hand-stitched together. Some designs incorporate traditional millinery techniques including buckram and fine fabrics and each one is fully-lined and includes a petersham sweat-band. Many colors of sinamay are available and the decorative details are limited only by you imagination. We invite you to purchase one our beautiful in-stock hats or peruse the listing the below to find a point-of-departure for your own custom hat-fantasy.
  • Ira - Fedora
    Life is a Safari, so be prepared for your adventure with this wide brim fedora. The dark forest green, Ira style Fedora, has a 3in wide brim and a crown of 5in. A 2.5in by 2in beaded, polymer-clay Lion head adorns one side of this dashing hat....

  • Our Felt Hats are blocked one at a time on traditional wooden hat blocks. We use the highest-quality rabbit-fur velour felt (although we will use use traditional 100% wool if you prefer) and each one is hand-stitched, fully-lined and includes a calf-skin leather sweat-band. Many colors of felt are available and the decorative details are limited only by your imagination. We invite you to purchase one of our beautiful in-stock hats or peruse the listing the below to find a point-of-departure for your own custom hat-fantasy.

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