Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Millinery Aroma

  (Hat; Wool, grosgrain ribbon trim, 2010) 
There's a heady farm scent emitted from dampened wool during the blocking process. Wet sheep. It's appealingly earthy. The wool becomes pliable, prickly and silky with natural lanolin oil. Molding it is phenomenal.

Dressed in a self-designed blouse, skirt, unmentionables, bundled in a homemade hat and scarf. This is my Superman cape, a hidden self-reliance.