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Why The Benret ?

    In the summer of 2017, Heidi Mullins-Lemieux, a Chicago crochet designer, established HMLSTUDIO. This is basically the vehicle for the study of conventional crochet but giving the craft an upgraded perspective. This new perspective involves using minimalist, architectural and fashion influences while keeping the need for wearability of each piece.  One of Heidi's signature pieces that she developed in recent years is the Benret. After countless visit to multiple stores looking for the 'perfect winter hat’, she failed to find one. Being already quite familiar with crochet, she decided to use her unique crochet skills to develop that 'perfect winter hat’ for herself.  The new development is the combination of her two favorite kinds of hats, the Béret...

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2019 New Year New Begins !

Happy New Year Everyone! Sorry for being out of the loop for a while, life got super busy these last few months. Events, promotions, travels, and a significant move has kept this lovely lady here quite busy and out of the loop with this lovely website. Now that the dust has settled a little, I am going to keep living a low profile for another little while adjusting to all the changes. I have started to think up some ideas for spring/summer 2019 project along the line of (environmental awareness and minimalisme) but for the time being it’s up in the air.  In the meantime, I will be posting what I’ve been doing these last few months, which was incredibly...

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Market Your Calenders for December 2nd, 2018

It is with great excitement and honor to announce that on December 2nd, 2018_ HMLSTUDIO will be showcased at the Chicago Artisan Market!! For the longest time I’ve been wanting to do a market show yet never felt fully ready until now. What HMLSTUDIO is planning on showing for this up and coming event is a collection dedicated to the Alpaca fleece (yarn) in various forms. I will go in greater detail as to why i’ve decided to dedicate a collection to the adorably cute Alpaca in a future post. In the meantime, my hands has been super busy building various pieces from hats, scarfs, hand wamers,etc...  If you want to see the behind the scenes of my collection building,...

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