For most of my life, I've been disinterested in politics. The presidential election of 2016 changed this. In the lead up to the election, the divisions in the United States are distressing. The Violet Project, a craftivist event inspired me to create this red states and blue states witch hat.
The challenges of making an over-sized hat out of wet felted wool. Includes use of various millinery techniques such as wire and stiffener. Hat participated in Style Crone's Hat Attack in October 2018 and will be part of XTerrace's London Hat Week, World Garden Exhibition in April 2019.
How I made the Earth Day Headdress – or the backstory of an extravagant hat. Includes Hat Inspiration from the Egyptian collection of the Carnegie Museums of Pittsburgh. Additional photos of the hat-in-progress and some explanation of the millinery challenges.