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Lajla's Hats


Lajla Nuhic

Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada


I was born in Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina. Early in life I showed an unusual interest in crafts and fashion design, absorbing the domestic arts of knitting, crocheting and weaving from my grandmother. My love for the history of arts and architecture led to the study of architecture with a specialty in urban planning. I also pursued studies at the Sarajevo Textile School and Scuola dei artigiani vecchi in Gubbio, Italy. During my textiles studies, I developed a distinct, narrative approach to design and my designs were exhibited and awarded. In 1992, I moved to Germany with my husband and two children where I worked as an architect before moving to Vancouver in 1995. The beauty of my new home in Canada re-ignited my creative spirit. In 1999 I made the decision to replace the computer with a crocheting needle and a loom and pursue a full-time career as a textile artist. For the past seven years I have been producing textile designs that are distinguished by energy and humor.

I have been a member of the Circle Craft gallery in Vancouver since 2002 and was the recipient of the Circle Craft Gold Award for Excellence in Craft in 2004. My work is featured in "The Encyclopedia of Crochet techniques" by Jan Eaton, and published in 2006 by Quarto Publishing, London UK. Also, my major weaving project, a series of 22 tapestries is displayed at The Nature's Door, a housing complex in Whistler, BC. I regularly participate in several Christmas and summer shows across Canada, the major one being the OOAK in Toronto.

Primary Materials

Natural materials:

alpaca (mix of 90% alpaca and 10% nylon), hand dyed

100% cotton chennile, hand dyed

100% cotton

100% hemp or hemp/cotton blend

100% silk

100% Mohair

Sizes (approximate):

S - 54cm or 21 1/4"

M - 56cm or 22"

L - 58cm or 22 3/4"

Shipping Policy

Flat rate for Canada/USA - (regular parcel, 7 business days):

1-2 pcs: $17.00

3-4 pcs $22.00

For international shipping, please inquire.

Returns or exchanges within 7 days of receipt, if item in original condition and not worn, with full refund (shipping not included)