Saturday, December 04, 2010

My very first Saori Hat

I'm told that it is far too formal to wear around the farm.

My reply is that it is far too comfortable not to.

To me the shape of this hat is a bit like a bonnet. There is something really familiar about the shape; like a medieval peasant's hat. I cannot quite place my finger on what it reminds me of.

I'm really surprised that everything goes well together. The warp was randomly striped, and the weft was mostly Thrums with handwoven yarn here and there. It looks so busy that it's hard to distinguish the individual elements, but as a whole, it really works. It is my Gestalt hat.


Josiane said...

A hat the likes of which I have never seen before! You did a fabulous job. I must be quite unimaginative, or something, because it wouldn't have occured to me to make a hat out of woven fabric. Your creativity is opening new worlds of possibilities for me - yay!

cyndy said...

What a great hat!