our sartorial-minded friend (you know, the one that commissioned us to knit somerset) has been hounding us for the past 2 years to make him a pair of splendid earmuffs. of course, he didn’t wear the over the head variety . . . the ear muffs had to be the sort that went behind one’s neck. when we actually set about the task, it took us about 6 months to track down a “behind the neck” ear muff frame supplier . . . but we did and the frames are in the shop! the frames are collapsible and fold up to a somewhat compact size.
our sartorial-minded friend is possibly a more ardent fan of liberty fabrics than ourselves. so naturally, we decided to fashion his splendid earmuffs out of liberty’s joy and sorrow fabric. we liked the results so much that we decided to make another set of muffs out of liberty’s truly scrumptious design . . .
. . . and then, we decided to whip up a whole bunch of DIY Liberty Ear Muff Kits, so that you can keep your ears warm a la Liberty!
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