My trip to Chicago in 2018 yielded inspiration for a couple of hats.
I was quite taken with the ceiling light in the play room at Frank Lloyd Wright’s residence in Oak Park. I found its graphic nature appealing and transformed a piece of this architectural component into hats as soon as I arrived home.
This hat is featured in November in support of KNKX Public Radio and Peter’s Valley School of Craft in Layton, NJ, where a percentage of your purchase is reinvested into the teaching of American Craft. As always, my hats are handcrafted from rescued textiles and are eco-supportive.
The other hat inspired by this trip is still in the design phase – a Gothic Peacock inspired by the Peacock Doors of the Palmer House Hotel, which I detailed earlier in my Chicago blogs. Look for the Peacock Hat to arrive here later this year.
Time for a brief nap, and then back to work!
Inspiration is everywhere! I love that you are constantly open to receive.
It’s why I travel : )
Aha, I see see some purple leather there . . . Sorry the peacock design never worked out; but these things happen sometimes.
The peacock wil work better on the back of a jacket : )