We were delighted to discover that one of the standard colours offered by Custom Woollen Mills, of rural Carstairs, Alberta, is an excellent match for Bea’s winter coat. The wool was ordered, the hat is made, and now the only remaining question is “How shall we trim it ?” One of the options is to add a just-right small peacock feather to the brim; there is a lovely mauvey-pink satin ribbon that really highlights the rich texture and heathered colour of the wool. Hmmmmm…..
Decisions are (mostly) made. Bea’s hat now has a rosy pink and mixed green “flower” –I am using the term rather loosely !–on the brim, and the pink ribbon is in storage, for just in case. We agreed that the peacock feather just didn’t do what we wanted it to do.
The Artisan Feltmaker has another happy custom-order customer !
You can now see and purchase a portion of my hat selection in Olds, Alberta, at Different Strokes, too.
Next brief display and sale is Thursday, November 3, from 3 to 7 pm at the Arboretum Christmas Market in the Trochu, Alberta Community Hall. A concession stand will be open, too, to revive the overwhelmed shoppers !
See you soon ! Judi