Kangaroo Lace

September 10, 2010

David Morgan sells two types of lace: hand-cut and machine-cut. There are advantages and disadvantages to each. Use the information below to help plan your next braiding project.



Hand-Cut Lace:


Hand-cut lace is best for small projects, such as hat bands and lanyards. The lace is cut in our own workshop. Unlike a machine, we are able to avoid any scars in the skin.  We stretch and test each roll. There is, at a maximum, only one join per 60 foot roll. Available in black and tan. Sizes: 1/8 inch and 1/4 inch.


1/8 inch Hand-Cut Lace

1/8 Inch Hand-Cut Lace


Machine-Cut Lace:


Machine-cut lace is cheaper than our hand-cut lace and is recommended for beginners. However, a machine cannot navigate around scars and will include weak points in the lace. It is also not stretched and tested. There are usually two to three joins per 50 meters of lace. Available in black and tan. Sizes: 3 mm and 6 mm (approximately 1/8 inch and 1/4 inch).


Machine-Cut Lace

1/4 Inch Machine-Cut Lace




Lace Cutters

Kangaroo Skins

The Stylemaster: Akubra Quality in a Classic Design

August 27, 2010

David Morgan is pleased to offer an additional fedora to our line: the Stylemaster.





Although its elegant design makes it a natural for the city, it doesn’t need any pampering. With Akubra’s quality construction, this fedora will stand up to the rain, snow and sun with no worries.


The pinched telescope crown starts at 4 1/4 inches at the front, rises to 4 3/4 inches on the side and then drops to 3 7/8 inches in the back. The 2 1/2 inch bound brim snaps down in front. Pure fur felt in Akubra’s Imperial Quality. The hat is fully lined and has a 1 1/2 inch grosgrain band. Carbon Grey.




Akubra Hats


Our Moccasins: The Hinman Tradition Continues

July 16, 2010

Moccasins have been a part of the American landscape for hundreds of years. Soft and comfortable, their popularity has never waned. Many wear them around the home or in the outdoors. The soft and supple leather fits like a second skin.


Our leather moccasins are made by the Geier Glove Company in Centralia, Washington. Geier purchased the business from the Hinman family. In 1960, Fred Hinman, a taxidermist, began crafting the moccasins using the traditional style. 


David Morgan sells three types of moccasins. The Leather Moose Moccasin with the high ankle or low ankle, and the Leather Bison Moccasin (low ankle) with Sole.


High Moose Moccasins

High Moose Leather Moccasins


Low Moose Moccasins

Low Moose Leather Moccasins


Low Bison Moccasins with Sole

Low Bison Moccasins Leather with Sole





David Morgan Moccasins

Our Western Inheritance




Karaka Whips

June 10, 2010

Although David Morgan is known for its leather whips, we understand the cost can be prohibitive for some.  Since many new whip enthusiasts aren’t sure if they want to pay the price for a leather whip, we provide a synthetic version made by Karaka of New Zealand.


Karaka Products is one of New Zealand’s leading providers of whips.  Because the whips are synthetic, the cost is much lower than a leather whip.  They are also low maintenance.  Not only can they get wet, but they work well even when wet.  They can be used in the snow or mud.  And if you get them dirty, water will clean them.  They do not rot, will not break easily, and are maintenance free.  They do not stretch, and there is no need to add any dressing.  Inexperienced users can feel secure knowing that they will not damage the whip.


While you can find a cheap whip on Ebay, they will likely be too light, too loose, and a real challenge to crack.   Don’t buy a wall hanger, get started in the right direction with a Karaka.


Karaka 6 foot stockwhip

Karaka Stockwhip (6 ft)


Karaka 8 foot bullwhip

Karaka Bullwhip (8 ft)




Karaka Whips

Leather Whips

Tulips in Western Washington

March 19, 2010

After a long and hard winter for much of the country, the appearance of brightly colored tulips are a welcome sign of warmer weather.  In Western Washington, the Skagit Valley Tulip Festival is ready to begin.  A week early, the flowers should bloom the last week in March.  David Morgan is pleased to offer a selection of tulip jewelry handcrafted especially for the festival by Warren Jewelers in Kirkland, Washington.




pink diamond tulip necklet



One of the finest pink tulips, this late blooming Pink Diamond variety is grown in the Skagit valley. The tulip is portrayed here in full bloom with open petals. The leaves and flower are sandblasted for a textured finish.  Also available as earrings.




The Dutch city of Delft created magnificent artwork from the 16th to the 18th century. Like one of their famous tiles, this piece captures the tulip’s graceful beauty. All but the leaves of this piece has a sandblasted finish.  Also available as a necklet.




The tulips portrayed in this sterling silver necklet grow in Washington’s Skagit Valley. The flowers are sandblasted with a polished border. 



Warren Jewelers has also created several Tenby daffodil pieces as part of its flower jewelry collection.  The Tenby daffodil is native to Pembrokeshire, Wales and blooms around March 1, St. David’s Day.




Warren Jewelers

Choosing the Right Sweater

January 8, 2010

Style and color matter, but weave and yarn are just as important when choosing a sweater.  If you are using your sweater for work, you may want a tighter weave and a stronger yarn.  If you are wearing it next to your skin, then a merino wool provides comfort.  For the warmest sweater, bulk will prevent heat from escaping. 


All of our sweaters are made with wool.  Some are pure wool, some are mixed with other fibers such as our delightful Possum/Merino wool sweaters, and some have a touch of synthetic fibers added for strength and durability. Compared to less expensive synthetic competitors, wool reigns supreme for its warmth and comfort.  Wool is also the optimal fiber for moisture transference and will not retain an odor.


Below we feature five of our sweaters.  From top to bottom are: Devold’s Aquaduct Polo, Thermo Jacket, and Marine Sweater, Lothlorian’s Possum Sweater and Devold’s Islender Sweater.




Next up is a close-up of each sweater:

Closup of Devold's Aquaduct Sweater



Devold’s Aquaduct is made of 95% merino wool and 5% nylon.  Warm air is trapped between two layers, providing a warm, but lightweight top.  The merino wool makes it comfortable next to your skin.


Closup of Devold's Thermo Jacket

Devold’s Thermo Jacket is composed of 100% merino wool.  Light and soft, it is an excellent layering piece that also works well as an outer jacket.


Closup of Devold's Marine Sweater



Devold’s Marine Sweater (both zip-turtleneck and crewneck) is the traditional Norwegian sweater used for work.  After a decade or so of hard use, the Norwegians would take their sweater to tailors who traveled on the waterways in barges to have the cuffs replaced.  The Islender was the sweater of choice of the Artic and Antartic explorers in the early 1900s. The wool is worsted, providing a stronger and tighter weave.  This design also prevents snags.


Closup of Lothlorian's Possum Sweater

Lothlorian Sweaters (men’s v-neck and women’s cardigan) combine the soft pointed ends of possum fur with merino wool for an extremely soft and luxurious fiber.  Because possum fur has a hollow core, the sweater is very light and very warm.

Closup of Devold's Islender Sweater

Devold’s Islender Sweater is our thickest sweater.  The bulk prevents heat from escaping while the weave provides an elasticity that prevents constraint.  However, we recommend wearing a shell over the sweater.  A strong wind can penetrate the weave and rob you of heat.







Devold Sweaters

Lothlorian Sweaters

Discover the Warmth of Wool