Hats from a Life Lived
In Neepawa at the Viscount Art Gallery. An opening event is scheduled for August 13, 2014 from 1-4 pm. The exhibit will remain in Neepawa until the end of of August.
You can see more about the show and the centre here: neepawavcc.ca
The entire exhibit then moves to Portage La Prairie to the Portage and District Arts Centre. It will remain on display from September 2 - 27, 2014.
For more information about the arts centre see:
I chose needle lace as the method of creating the images and then went about the process of learning how to make needle lace as I had never tried it before. Needle lace is a form of lace making that allows you to create a fairly detailed image using just thread and a needle.
I started by drawing an image on a piece of paper and then couching a thicker piece of crochet thread onto the paper to act as an outline. Once this is done then smaller thread is used to basically create a decorative grid of thread lines and stitches to fill in the image. I even took some liberties in creating my own stitches from the more traditional. Then the entire thread image is lifted off of the paper by cutting the couching threads and gently clipping them away from the finished project. Each image was then tacked onto the hat. I am very pleased with the overall look.