Fashionable Mittens Make Wonderful Gifts


December 16, 2023

Designs by Denise Mittens

by Laurel Latham

Denise Ganyo has been designing and creating mittens for six years. "I was at The Plaid Walleye in Warroad when they first opened six years ago. They were in need of vendors and I thought, "I could make something!" recalls Denise. "I've always liked to sew. I began making fashionable mittens out of wool sweaters that I would find at thrift stores. I first washed the wool sweaters in hot water, which is called felting. Felting makes the wool tighter and warmer. My mittens are lined in soft plush fleece for comfort and warmth. Some mittens have fur cuffs and some I add zippe...

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