Hot Skwash® is a family-run business located just outside of Portland and is dedicated to bringing joy and beauty into peoples’ lives. Daria Knowles, the founder, knew that a crude gingham holiday pumpkin she found in a gift store could be transformed into something incredible with the right fabrics and colors. As popularity rose for the pumpkins, Daria recruited friends and neighbors to join her at the kitchen table to help with the demand. Employing stay-at-home moms who share the same passion for the pumpkins helps connect Hot Skwash to its roots, combining creative passion with family..
Working with local farmers, Hot Skwash harvests unwanted pumpkin and squash stems and recycles them into unique accents for the home. Daria’s keen eye for color, texture, and shape gives each treasure its own personality. Each fanciful stem is hand signed in gold lettering, “Daria.”
Original Hot Skwash velvet pumpkins can be purchased at Yamhills Gallery in beautiful, rich color combinations and all sizes. Daria’s wish, and ours too, is that Hot Skwash will bring joy to you and your family for years to come.