In 2008, I finished the Coral Garden Hat.
I find it hard to remember all the different tasks associated with recording for an online diary and archive, I'm usually too busy making something or thinking about the numerous projects on the go. So five years later, my partner, Tigger, took some photos of it for me.
The Coral Garden Hat, 2008
(size: fits a human head)
discarded tapestry wool.
A local woodturner (Barry) made me a hatstand out of Camphor laurel and now I can display it properly along with The Whimsical Meadow. Visitors to the studio love examining it and have photos taken wearing it. The hat removes us momentarily out of the 'everyday' experience and transports us to a fun and fantastical place for a few moments. That is a wonderful thing!
What I love most about this hat are the expressions of surprise and delight it evokes.