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abbydid I am a milliner, monster maker, textile artist, and a few other things besides. My work has a funky My work is available at Bloodline Merchants.

Meet me there for a personal fitting or to discuss a custom project. Shop online here: https://www.bloodlinemerchants.com/collections/abbydid

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Once a year I go back to my monster-making roots and make a large batch of Wibbly Woos. Many had homes before they were ...
12/14/2022

Once a year I go back to my monster-making roots and make a large batch of Wibbly Woos. Many had homes before they were even created, but a select 9 (shown in the first photo) are available to good homes via Bloodline Merchants.
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Happy, helpful little scamps, Wibbly Woos hail from the peat bogs of Northern England and make excellent companions, especially at bedtime. They feature large pocket mouths for safeguarding treasures.
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We decked the halls with festive frippery today and it was most definitely merry and bright. That was a good time. We ev...
12/12/2022

We decked the halls with festive frippery today and it was most definitely merry and bright. That was a good time. We even made a few “pets,” lol. Thank you and Whitney for a delightful afternoon!
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Last call for the frippery class tomorrow afternoon!  Come dig through my head bin and stitch together pretty things wit...
12/10/2022

Last call for the frippery class tomorrow afternoon! Come dig through my head bin and stitch together pretty things with me.
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In my last post I talked about my crochet obsession, and how I am in a crochet group at  .  This is a quilt table runner...
12/08/2022

In my last post I talked about my crochet obsession, and how I am in a crochet group at . This is a quilt table runner I made there last month in a quilt-as-you-go class I treated myself to for my birthday. (Fun puppy hijinks and birthday cake not included). I also teach there, that’s where most of my classes take place, and in general I hang out there. A lot.

In fact, tonight is open stitch night from 6-8pm, so if you want to bring whatever you’re working on and just chill with lovely people for a few hours, please do!! It’s good for the soul.
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So if I haven’t been making hats lately, what HAVE I been up to? I’ve learned through the years that sometimes my artist...
12/07/2022

So if I haven’t been making hats lately, what HAVE I been up to? I’ve learned through the years that sometimes my artist brain needs a change of scenery. It needs to make what sparks joy, and for the moment that just isn’t hats. It will be again, but only if I give myself time to explore some other avenues.

The biggest diversion on this creativity side trip has been crocheting my first ever sweater. It goes everywhere with me; by the fire pit, to my Creative Juice meetings, and most especially made for excellent company that fateful day I scored Taylor Swift tickets for my daughter and her friends. It isn’t finished yet…but it is getting so very, very close…
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Want to get in the holiday spirit with me?  Join me Sunday, December 11 from 1-4pm as we stitch up some festive frippery...
12/05/2022

Want to get in the holiday spirit with me? Join me Sunday, December 11 from 1-4pm as we stitch up some festive frippery.

What, you ask, is Frippery?Frippery is a bit of showy ornamentation made of scraps and beads. Using Christen Brown's book, Beaded Embroidery Stitching, we will make our own decorative baubles. I will supply an "all you care to bead" bar, and any other materials you may need so that we can dive right into the project and just have fun. Simple hand sewing skills needed; recommended for teens and adults.

https://silkroadcincinnati.com/collections/classes/products/frippery-beaded-ornaments-sun-12-11-1-4pm

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Oh, dear friends, wherever did I go?  This little beauty I dubbed “Sage Advice” was made at the beginning of November (b...
12/02/2022

Oh, dear friends, wherever did I go? This little beauty I dubbed “Sage Advice” was made at the beginning of November (beautiful green fur felt, self trim and vintage lucite buckle, vintage silk scarf lining), then somehow the month just evaporated into thin air, like the wisp of a dream.

“Sage Advice” found a home almost immediately. I’ve been working all month on a million things that AREN’T hats, hence my silence. But I missed you and I’m back sharing my little creations. Isn’t my model stunning? I made her, too 😉
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Made of a muted rose fur felt, lined in a vintage silk scarf and grosgrain ribbon headband, and trimmed in a vintage rhi...
10/21/2022

Made of a muted rose fur felt, lined in a vintage silk scarf and grosgrain ribbon headband, and trimmed in a vintage rhinestone pin, this beret is a classic. She’ll add a touch of elegance to any outing, be it your trip to the dog park or that holiday get together. Ideal for a 22.5” head, can be sized down.

https://www.bloodlinemerchants.com/products/the-rose-beret

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The artist talk at Weavers Guild yesterday was such a gift. It isn’t often I get the opportunity to talk about my work t...
10/17/2022

The artist talk at Weavers Guild yesterday was such a gift. It isn’t often I get the opportunity to talk about my work to that extent. In fact, that may be the first time I’ve shared so much for so long about my art, why I make it, and what my process is. It fills my heart with so much gratitude to share what I create with other people, to see their reactions, to hear their thoughts. That’s all any artist wants, right? A warm reaction to our creations, knowing our messages are reaching a receptive audience.

My deepest thanks to everyone who attended yesterday. Your support and interest mean the world to me. Thank you a thousand times to Barbara Moss and Cynthia Sturdevant for mounting the show, hosting the event, and being delightful company all along the way. I’m enjoying my flowers today and feeling inspired.
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I created a new piece for the Needlework=Needle+Work show at Weavers Guild of Greater Cincinnati. It is called Cultivate...
10/14/2022

I created a new piece for the Needlework=Needle+Work show at Weavers Guild of Greater Cincinnati. It is called Cultivate, and it is a very personal piece with layers of meaning and an interesting history.

Come hear me discuss it this Sunday at 2pm during my Artist Talk.

https://facebook.com/events/s/artist-talk-at-weavers-guild-o/792601692047924/

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Weavers Guild of Greater Cincinnati has been gracious enough to host a show of my work, entitled Needlework= Needle+Work...
10/06/2022

Weavers Guild of Greater Cincinnati has been gracious enough to host a show of my work, entitled Needlework= Needle+Work, and it is in display through the end of October.

Next Sunday, October 16 from 2-3:30pm there is an artist talk featuring ME talking about MY ART and it would mean so much to me if I saw some of your beautiful faces in the audience.
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The Hedy Lamarr…This dramatically brimmed beauty is named for the brilliant inventor Hedy Lamarr, also well known for he...
10/03/2022

The Hedy Lamarr…This dramatically brimmed beauty is named for the brilliant inventor Hedy Lamarr, also well known for her illustrious film career. It is made of a velour fur felt capeline in a luscious burgundy, boasts a beaded applique on the front of the crown, and a fun surprise of beaded organza ribbon under that daring swoop of a brim. Inside it is lined in a vintage silk scarf and features an adjustable grosgrain ribbon hatband that makes it suitable for a size 21.5”-22.5” head.

https://www.bloodlinemerchants.com/collections/abbydid/products/hedy-lamarr

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We had a blast making feather flowers last night!  These ladies absolutely knocked it out of the park, I can’t believe t...
09/30/2022

We had a blast making feather flowers last night! These ladies absolutely knocked it out of the park, I can’t believe this was their first time making these. And now we’re all ready for a tropical vacation…
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It’s almost here!  The Feather Flower Workshop!!🪶🌺🪶🌺🪶🌺🪶🌺🪶This Thursday, September 29, 6-8pm, $50.00 per person, at Blood...
09/26/2022

It’s almost here! The Feather Flower Workshop!!
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This Thursday, September 29, 6-8pm, $50.00 per person, at Bloodline Merchants.
https://www.bloodlinemerchants.com/collections/abbydid/products/abbydid-millinery-feather-flower-workshop
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In this workshop we will transform feathers into flowers, resulting in a beautiful hairpiece on a metal comb you can wear home. I will lead you through the process of featherwork step by step, and all materials are provided.
No previous experience necessary, recommended age: adult.
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Kitakyushi>Cannes Globetrotter HeadbandTravel the world in the abbydid Globe Trotter series!  Each piece features fabric...
09/24/2022

Kitakyushi>Cannes Globetrotter Headband

Travel the world in the abbydid Globe Trotter series! Each piece features fabrics from two countries or more, sourced in an ethical and conscientious way. This headband features silk from Japanese kimono remnants and French Guipure lace. I hope you feel transported to its namesakes when you wear it; Kitakyushi, Japan with its glorious cherry blossoms to Cannes, France and its world renowned film festival.

https://www.bloodlinemerchants.com/collections/abbydid/products/kitakyushi-cannes-globetrotter-headband

Big thanks to my beautiful models from my Girl Scout troop, I am so proud of every one of you and love you with all my heart.
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Lyon>Osaka Globetrotter Headband Travel the world in the abbydid Globe Trotter series!  Each piece features fabrics from...
09/23/2022

Lyon>Osaka Globetrotter Headband

Travel the world in the abbydid Globe Trotter series! Each piece features fabrics from two countries or more, sourced in an ethical and conscientious way. This headband features silks Japanese kimono remnants, French Guipure lace, and a wool felt ball with beads to finish it off. I hope you feel transported to its namesakes when you wear it; from Lyon, the gastronomical capital of France, to Osaka, Japan, famed for its hearty street food and happening night life.

https://www.bloodlinemerchants.com/collections/abbydid/products/lyon-osaka-globetrotter-headband
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I’d scurry on into the shop if I were you…
09/17/2022

I’d scurry on into the shop if I were you…

Just in time for Oktoberfest!  🥨🍻🥨
09/16/2022

Just in time for Oktoberfest! 🥨🍻🥨

Wilkommen! Whether you’re headed to Oktoberfest or simply celebrating all things Germanic, this unisex topper will have you feeling wunderbar! Made by our in-house milliner and available now!

AVIGNON>TAKAMATSU GLOBETROTTER HEADBANDTravel the world in the abbydid Globe Trotter series!  Each piece features fabric...
09/15/2022

AVIGNON>TAKAMATSU GLOBETROTTER HEADBAND

Travel the world in the abbydid Globe Trotter series! Each piece features fabrics from two countries or more, sourced in an ethical and conscientious way. This headband features silks from Indian sari and Japanese kimono remnants, French Guipure lace, and a few beads to finish it off. I hope you feel transported to its namesakes when you wear it; Avignon, France, with its incredible theater festival, to Takamatsu, Japan with its beautiful tea houses and koi ponds.

https://www.bloodlinemerchants.com/collections/abbydid/products/avignon-takamatsu-globetrotter-headband

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KYOTO>TOULOUSE GLOBETROTTER HEADBAND Travel the world in the abbydid Globe Trotter series!  Each piece features fabrics ...
09/14/2022

KYOTO>TOULOUSE GLOBETROTTER HEADBAND Travel the world in the abbydid Globe Trotter series! Each piece features fabrics from two countries or more, sourced in an ethical and conscientious way. This headband features silk from Japanese kimono remnants, French Guipure lace, and a few beads to finish it off. I hope you feel transported to its namesakes when you wear it; from Kyoto, Japan and its Shinto Shrines to the “pink city” of Toulouse, France with its terracotta brick buildings.

https://www.bloodlinemerchants.com/collections/abbydid/products/kyoto-toulouse-globetrotter-headband

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Fall workshops!!!  Come make things with me…First up, Beaded Spider Brooch at Silk Road Textiles, Wednesdays 9/14 & 9/21...
09/12/2022

Fall workshops!!! Come make things with me…
First up, Beaded Spider Brooch at Silk Road Textiles, Wednesdays 9/14 & 9/21, 6-8pm. Simple hand sewing skills needed here - if you can thread a needle you can make this cutie pie!
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Next, Feather Flowers at Bloodline Merchants, Thursday 9/29, 6-8pm. This is a relaxed, fun evening where wine is welcome as I lead you through feather work 101 to create beautiful flowers.
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Last, Next Level Handstitching at Silk Road Textiles, Wednesdays 10/12-1026 & 11/9, 6-8pm. This is our intermediate level embroidery class, where some previous knowledge is helpful. If you know the backstitch, blanket stitch, and chain stitch you’re ready for this series!
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Links to EVERYTHING in my linktree:

https://linktr.ee/abbydid

Sapporo>Marseille Globe Trotter Headband 🌎🥾🌍🥾🌏Travel the world in the abbydid Globe Trotter series!  Each piece features...
09/08/2022

Sapporo>Marseille Globe Trotter Headband
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Travel the world in the abbydid Globe Trotter series! Each piece features fabrics from two countries or more. This headband features silks from Japanese kimono remnants, French Guipure lace, and a few beads to finish it off. I hope you feel transported to its namesakes when you wear it; from skiing in Sapporo, Japan to soaking in the sun in Marseille, France.

https://www.bloodlinemerchants.com/collections/abbydid/products/s-apporo-marseille-globetrotter-headband

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Nice>Jaipur Globe Trotter Headband 🌎🥾🌍🥾🌏Travel the world in the abbydid Globe Trotter series!  Each piece features fabri...
09/07/2022

Nice>Jaipur Globe Trotter Headband 🌎🥾🌍🥾🌏
Travel the world in the abbydid Globe Trotter series! Each piece features fabrics from two countries or more, sourced in an ethical and conscientious way. This headband features silk Indian sari remnants, French Guipure lace, and a wool felt ball with beads to finish it off. I hope you feel transported to its namesakes when you wear it; from basking on the beaches in Nice, France to strolling through the gardens in Jaipur, India.
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https://www.bloodlinemerchants.com/collections/abbydid/products/nice-jaipur-globetrotter-headband

The Zlin>Varanasi Fedora…Travel the world in the abbydid Globe Trotter series!  Each piece features materials from two c...
09/07/2022

The Zlin>Varanasi Fedora…
Travel the world in the abbydid Globe Trotter series! Each piece features materials from two countries or more, sourced in an ethical and conscientious way. This fedora hat features fur felt from the Czech Republic and an embroidered and sequined trim from India. The brim measures 2.5” and is left raw and unwired. It’s headband is adjustable, making it wearable for sizes between 22.25”-23.25”. I hope you feel transported to its namesakes when you wear it; from touring the historical architecture in Zlin, Czech Republic, to absorbing the history of Varanasi, the oldest city in India.
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https://www.bloodlinemerchants.com/collections/abbydid/products/zlin-varanasi-fedora

A few of the ways I’m wearing my Globetrotter Scrunchie…Go sn**ch up yours in the Bloodline Merchants shop! Link in my b...
09/01/2022

A few of the ways I’m wearing my Globetrotter Scrunchie…
Go sn**ch up yours in the Bloodline Merchants shop!
Link in my bio…
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All new to the shop…SCRUNCHIES!!! And not just any scrunchies. These beauties are part of my Globe Trotter series, where...
08/30/2022

All new to the shop…SCRUNCHIES!!! And not just any scrunchies. These beauties are part of my Globe Trotter series, where the materials I use are conscientiously and ethically procured from two or more countries, in this case silk from Indian saris and Japanese kimonos. Go sn**ch them up in the Bloodline Merchants shop! Link in my bio…
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The “Aracari” Panama straw hat is named after the tropical variety of toucan found throughout South America, Mexico, and...
07/25/2022

The “Aracari” Panama straw hat is named after the tropical variety of toucan found throughout South America, Mexico, and Panama. The straw was handwoven in Ecuador, and it is trimmed in an embroidered and beaded appliqué from India. The brim is 4.5 inches, and the adjustable inner hatband fits 21.5-23 inch heads best. Link to the shop website in my profile.
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I have TWO SPOTS LEFT in my Modern Hand Stitch class at Silk Road Textiles. This is our intro to embroidery, and is perf...
07/14/2022

I have TWO SPOTS LEFT in my Modern Hand Stitch class at Silk Road Textiles. This is our intro to embroidery, and is perfect for anyone brand new to stitching by hand! We learn dozens of fun, practical, and decorative stitches in a sampler “book.”

This is always a good time. It’s a lovely way to wrap up your summer, escape the heat, and relax while learning a new skill.

https://silkroadcincinnati.com/collections/classes/products/modern-hand-stitch-wed-7-27-8-10-8-17-8-24-and-8-31-6-8pm

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Here’s a fun glimpse into my process. When veiling needs a little extra oomph I add chenille dots, in this case from vin...
07/11/2022

Here’s a fun glimpse into my process. When veiling needs a little extra oomph I add chenille dots, in this case from vintage chenille covered wire. But occasionally I’m NOT a supply snob and I resort to plain old craft store pipe cleaners 😂.
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Ive been focused on my family for much of the summer and not in the studio very much. FINALLY made it back in this week ...
07/03/2022

Ive been focused on my family for much of the summer and not in the studio very much. FINALLY made it back in this week and worked past closing. Walking past this as I left for the night made me feel good. Hope it makes you feel good, too.
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Well, that was a ridiculous amount of fun!  I’ll be hosting these fascinator workshops quarterly. Stay posted for the ne...
06/11/2022

Well, that was a ridiculous amount of fun! I’ll be hosting these fascinator workshops quarterly. Stay posted for the next one…FEATHER FLOWERS!!
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Well, that was a ridiculous amount of fun!  I’ll be hosting these fascinator workshops quarterly. Stay posted for the ne...
06/11/2022

Well, that was a ridiculous amount of fun! I’ll be hosting these fascinator workshops quarterly. Stay posted for the next one…FEATHER FLOWERS!!
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Because I’m notoriously bad at posting, I never got around to sharing these pictures from a fascinator workshop at the C...
06/05/2022

Because I’m notoriously bad at posting, I never got around to sharing these pictures from a fascinator workshop at the Cincinnati Woman’s Club. I had a delightful and talented group of ladies, and we all had luncheon together after wearing our new headpieces.

This gives you a glimpse at what we’ll be doing in this Thursday’s fascinator workshop! Except this time we should go out for drinks after…

https://www.bloodlinemerchants.com/collections/special-events/products/abbydid-fascinator-workshop

Sometimes life takes you in fun and unexpected places…
06/05/2022

Sometimes life takes you in fun and unexpected places…

05/04/2022

How has it been 9 days since the Open House and I have posted NOTHING??? Probably because I immediately hit the ground running in three new directions…

Suffice it to say the day was FABULOUS and the divine duo of Miss Kallisto and Miss Gabriella made this extraordinary commercial for costarring Fig and Merlin. ENJOY 🎥 🍿

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All week we are celebrating the Hats Off Luncheon! 👒 Have you gotten your tickets for Art Deco Afternoon: Picnic in Your Parks on October 1st? Last day to buy tickets is September 10, so don't wait!
Ticket holders receive:
🧺 A picnic basket with meals from Eat Well Celebrations
🎩 A special Art Deco gift from milliner abbydid
🎶 Live entertainment at several Cincinnati Parks
💸 PLUS you'll be giving crucial support to the you love

Stay tuned this week while we give you ALL the details!
https://cincinnatiparksfoundation.org/programs/hats-off-luncheon/
Past and Present Chairs of the Hats Off Luncheon got a sneak peak of our featured milliner, (abbydid) Abby Langdon’s, beautiful creations made of fabrics from around the world.
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Fascinator and above level sponsors of the 2020 Hats Off Luncheon will have the opportunity to purchase one of her hats (and more) at this year’s first ever Pop-Up Boutique! Learn more at:

http://bit.ly/HOL2020cincy

Porgs in all their cuteness by abbydid. Past art May The Fourth Art Show 2019.
Painting your dreams into Tulips. Ever so lovely abbydid
I got a compliment yesterday from a lady, at the Marriott in Hawaii art gallery, on my Abbydid necklace! Can't thank you enough or explain how perfect of an accessory it was for this trip! :) ♡
Hi, we've not met in person, but I wanted to tell you I love the little monster (long time) that my fella got for me at fabricate!
Abby, it was great meeting you while volunteering at Crafty Supermarket on Saturday. Thanks for keeping me awake at the back door!
Love this cover photo, Abby
I have a monster in my soul.
Join Israeli mixed-media artist Hanoch Piven to learn about his artwork and then experiment with using his fun and easy collage technique to create your own self-portrait by reinventing the meaning of everyday objects (feel free to bring some of your own).

No matter your experience or skill level, this laid-back, hands-on workshop will help you find yourself through play and creativity.

http://www.jewishcincinnati.org/israelity-piven.aspx
As of today the Essex studio is officially up and running! What would you like to see me make? Monster muffs and scarves are definitely on my list, but I'd love to hear what else should be added.
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