This past weekend I focused on two things (instead of running errands or working in the garden):
#1 - Completing hats for the Creative Arts Workshop 44th Annual Celebration of Arts and Crafts; and
#2 - Cleaning up the studio so I could see the floor again.
This year CAW asked me to provide them with a dozen hats. However, since life is crazy and I am a runs-with-scissors-kind-of-girl it wasn't until yesterday that I knew I could meet their request. I love making hats and this year I decided to try a few new ideas. I hope you have a chance to go to the exhibition which runs from October 27 through December 24, 2012.
Most of my hats are knit of 100% Peruvian wool, felted in the washing machine and shaped by hand. Wool is naturally warm and weather resistant and renewable.
|Here is an example of a traditional felted wool topper accented with a grosgrain ribbon band and vintage button.|
|In this one I added embellishments of handcrocheted flowers and vintage buttons.|
|This hat is made from recycled wool garments (a vintage skirt and a handknit scarf). It is lined with fleece.|
|Here the flower embellishment is made from the trim of a recycled wool sweater.|
|All tagged and ready to go to New Haven.|