Stop by Our Store: 7 Old Searsport Ave, Rte 1, Belfast, Maine 04915             Phone: 207-338-4300
Our hours are:  April  Friday and Saturday 10-6, and Sunday 10-3
May –December open Daily, Monday – Saturday 10-6 and Sunday 10-3
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Shipping Note: If your complete order is 3 lbs or over, your shipping fee will not be included in the initial charge. We want to make your shipping expense is the most economical to you. We will contact you to discuss your preferred shipping choice and rate. Once you decide on shipping, the shipping fee will be charged to your credit card once your product has shipped.

Return and Exchanges:  Special orders are non-returnable.
Regular orders can be returned within 7 days of receipt in their original packaging and in the case of jewelry, in unworn condition. Please notify the Lupine Cottage by phone or email before the return. The client is responsible for returning the item(s) pre-paid and insured to the Lupine Cottage. Credit issued will not include original shipping and insurance charges. We reserve the right to not accept a return and may require a re-stocking or repair fee if the item has been at all damaged or worn. While our policies are firm for obvious reasons, we will do everything we can to work with you and make sure your experience with us is positive.

The Lupine Cottage Artisan Karen Hartt, Kink & Koil Handcraft

Meet Lupine Artisan Karen Hartt

As an avid knitter I have used beads in my knit creations for years. In 2012 I signed up for a class on wire wrapping beach glass. The wire aspect intrigued me, and I started knitting with wire to create bracelets and earrings.  As my skills working with wire grew I branched out into other techniques, wire weaving (Viking Knit), Spool knitting and crochet work with wire.  Today I create unique pieces of wearable art knitting, weaving, hammering and coiling wire.

Viking Knit (wire weaving) aka Trichinopoly Chain, is an ancient wire weaving technique from the middle ages. Samples of this chain have been found in Celtic, Anglo-Saxon Norse and Roman grave sites from as early as the 1st century AD. It was used for necklaces, bracelets, and as clothing ornaments.

 

I have been knitting since age 8, but really started doing serious knit projects in my early 20’s when I was introduced to cables and some very beautiful stitch patterns by Mary Walker. I love the feel of a good quality yarn in my hands and the wonderful products/projects I can create. My critter hats are a fun way to express the whimsical side of my knitting.  

I love to teach knitting and hold two or three classes each year.