Sunday, December 04, 2005

Felted Cloche Hats

Old Town Silverdale Art Walk
Friday December 9th 2005
6 pm - 8 pm
Waterfront Bakery

After knitting for three years, I'm finally ready to start selling my creations, albeit on a limited basis. For the December Art Walk, I designed a close-fitted brimless cloche hat, which I'm hoping resembles a 1920s and 1930s era look. The hats are knitted, then felted in the washing machine. They are then embellished with needle-felted flowers. These hats are made primarily with Cascade Yarn's Ecological Peruvian Highland Wool. If you happen to be interested in purchasing a hat, just drop me an email. I'll be happy to do a custom order. I plan to post more images of the hats on display at Friday's Art Walk after the event.

It's been very exciting to prepare for this event. All I've done for months is make hats. Hats, hats, hats. I get home from my regular gig as a librarian, and then I spend an average of 5-6 hours a night knitting. The hats are stacking up, and I think I have enough merchandise for the Art Walk, but it will be nice to turn my attention to other projects--that unfinished pair of socks for my husband, a baby sweater for a friend who's due in just a few short weeks, gifts for my niece and nephew, etc. I've also got course work to complete as I recently signed up to begin the master hand knitting program through the Knitter's Guild. More on this and other projects, past and present, coming soon...

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