Judi Bradford Designs
Lazy Summer
by Judi on July 17th, 2015

Summer has come and for the first time in years I am not traveling the eastern seaboard doing fine craft festivals.

It is very luxurious to spend a lazy summer in my hometown of Key West, where it is hot, steamy and dreamy.

But it’s not all frivolous.  I have moved my studio from the old Key West Armory to the new Studios of Key West home in the former Masonic Lodge at the corner of Simonton and Eaton Streets.  My studio is on the third floor in the farthest corner of the building from the elevator.  An elevator!  What  a wonderful thing is an elevator! (The stairs are also lovely!)


The new TSKW building is fabulous, with brilliant color accents and stunning spaces for exhibitions.

(Prints are available of this photo @ $25)
My studio with my striped teal wall.
My scarf display.
The working area.
One of my newest shibori hand dyed and pleated scarves.

Several of my clients are wearing my scarves as turbans and I am stunned at how wonderfully they convert to headwear!  They are quite a bit of fun to wear, and really make a statement.   

Hats have not been forgotten.  I just finished the first straw hat I have done since I went to England to study with three fabulous British milliners.  I can recreate it with different fabric trims, so  it can be customized for individual outfits or color themes. 

In the absence of the craft festivals, I have been increasing my Etsy Store presence and promoting it through Pinterest, Facebook and Twitter.  It’s funny how much it thrills me when I get new Twitter followers.
Mostly, though I am looking for one or two choice boutiques to carry my hats and/or scarves.  If you know of a shop that would be a good match-up, please let me know and I will follow up with the owner or manager.
Check out my newest items at JudiBradford.Etsy.com, Judi Bradford Artwork on FaceBook, and on Twitter @JudiBradford.

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