Saturday, December 08, 2007
A Refashioned Hat
This was a gorgeous hat with velvet on the crown and lots of netting, unfortunately - it was attacked by Jack - a dog. After the death of the original, the owner bequeathed it to me. Here it is cleaned, reformed and totally changed into a modern damsel hat. My feelings about Damsel have been all over the place, from thinking is it marvelous to thinking it is awful.
It seemed as though the making of felt beads would never end- took 3 sessions to get enough beads to go around the crown. Lightly felted roving on top of the brim, then the novelty yarn, then hand sewed the beads in place as well as the roving - don't want it all to lift out in a stiff wind.
Damsel is now on the way to Artist Mercantile, so letting the market place decide if she is wonderful or awful.