Poppies in Red

//Poppies in Red

Poppies in Red

$250.00

1 in stock

The red poppy – highly symbolic and aesthetically pleasing.  It has been known to represent sleep, peace and death, to produce opiates and cause wars. For me it is a flower that quickly captures my attention.  The velvet feeling of its petals, both vibrant and yet so delicate.  The tall stem that looks as if it could easily snap in a sharp wind.  The seed pod that has remarkable geometry and reminds me of a salt shaker.  The beauty of this flower takes my breath away, and helps me remember…

1 in stock

Description

This hat is handmade felt.  The silk poppy material is fused with raw wool in a process of wet felting called nuno felting.  Once the fabric/felt hood is created, it is stiffened and blocked over a vintage wooden block to shape.  The brim is first wired, then an elastic inner band sewn by hand, helping with the comfort of the hat and to keeps it on your head.  The flowers are cut by hand, and beads finish off the whole hat.

This hat fits a small to medium-sized head, 21.5-22.25″.  If you have questions about fit, please contact me.

“No poet has yet sung the full beauty of our poppy.  No painter has successfully portrayed the satiny sheen of its lustrous petals.  In its abundance, this colorful plant should not be slighted:  cherish it and be ever thankful that so rare a flower is common.”  – John Thomas Howell