Label: Josi Faye
Who: Han Starnes
Designs: handknit scarves, sweaters and accessories
Han Starnes creates her handworked knitwear, made from sheep’s wool, silk and other natural fabrics, in a loft above Annie Williams’ leather studio. (I spied an un-dyed black sheep’s wool scarf when I was there, still speckled with little flecks of hay.) Starnes’ first venture into wool was a line of handmade yarns, which she launched after being mentored by a guild of women spinners in New Zealand. After moving to Nashville, she began making accessories like hats, headbands and scarves, and collaborated on a clutch with Annie Williams for fall 2013.