Dawn Edwards

Dawn Edwards

USA

www.feltsoright.com 

 

Artwork 1 Title:      

Zelda’s Chapeaux     

In recent months my hat-making has turned to styles reminiscent of the glitz and glamor of the Roaring Twenties. Perhaps this is due to the current world in which we find ourselves. In looking back at history, just a little over a hundred years ago (1918), the world was dealing with the Spanish flu pandemic, necessitating quarantines/confinements, masks, etc., much as we are today. And when that frightening period in history came to end, along with an end to other historical turbulences such as WWI, people were ready to celebrate each and every day, which in part led to what is referred to as the ‘Roaring Twenties”. My millinery creations thus far this year are most certainly a response to our current climate and to looking forward to the day when we can once again ‘reconnect’ and enjoy a return to celebrations with friends and family in a more normal fashion. I want to be well prepared for that day so I’m preparing a plethora of hats to reimagine the Cloches which defined the millinery styles of the 1920’s and the adventurous women who wore them.

Materials and Techniques

Merino wool tops, upcycled vintage silk fabric and beaded fabric. Nuno-felted, and then blocked.

Artwork size in CM:   Height 17.8 cm; Circumference (59 cm); US hat size 7-3/8, UK hat size 7-1/4

 

Artwork 2    

Ready to Travel

In recent months my hat-making has turned to styles reminiscent of the glitz and glamor of the Roaring Twenties. Perhaps this is due to the current world in which we find ourselves. In looking back at history, just a little over a hundred years ago (1918), the world was dealing with the Spanish flu pandemic, necessitating quarantines/confinements, masks, etc., much as we are today. And when that frightening period in history came to end, along with an end to other historical turbulences such as WWI, people were ready to celebrate each and every day, which in part led to what is referred to as the ‘Roaring Twenties”. My millinery creations thus far this year are most certainly a response to our current climate and to looking forward to the day when we can once again ‘reconnect’ and enjoy a return to celebrations with friends and family in a more normal fashion. I want to be well prepared for that day so I’m preparing a plethora of hats to reimagine the Cloches which defined the millinery styles of the 1920’s and the adventurous women who wore them.  

Materials and Techniques

Merino wool tops, upcycled vintage silk fabric and beaded fabric. Nuno-felted, and then blocked.

Artwork size in CM: Height 17.8 cm; Circumference (59 cm); US hat size 7-3/8, UK hat size 7-1/4

 

Artwork 3 Title:

When the Twenties Roared

In recent months my hat-making has turned to styles reminiscent of the glitz and glamor of the Roaring Twenties. Perhaps this is due to the current world in which we find ourselves. In looking back at history, just a little over a hundred years ago (1918), the world was dealing with the Spanish flu pandemic, necessitating quarantines/confinements, masks, etc., much as we are today. And when that frightening period in history came to end, along with an end to other historical turbulences such as WWI, people were ready to celebrate each and every day, which in part led to what is referred to as the ‘Roaring Twenties”. My millinery creations thus far this year are most certainly a response to our current climate and to looking forward to the day when we can once again ‘reconnect’ and enjoy a return to celebrations with friends and family in a more normal fashion. I want to be well prepared for that day so I’m preparing a plethora of hats to reimagine the Cloches which defined the millinery styles of the 1920’s and the adventurous women who wore them.

Materials and Techniques

Merino wool tops, upcycled vintage silk fabric and beaded fabric. Nuno-felted, and then blocked.

Artwork size in CM: Height 17.8 cm; Circumference (59 cm); US hat size 7-3/8, UK hat size 7-1/4

 


Kaleidoscope | Online Exhibition 2020
Welcome to the first online exhibition of the International Feltmakers Association.

This selected exhibition is made up of an eclectic mix of work by IFA members selected by a panel of judges who are experts in their respective felt specialisms.

The exhibition is a positive outcome of COVID 19 and many of the works have been created by the artists at home during the global lockdown.

The theme of Kaleidoscope was chosen as it can be interpreted in an endless number of ways, through colour, texture, shape and form, as our members have shown us with their unique styles and creative interpretations.

To view each artist, please click on the image below and you will be taken to the artist’s page. There are 58 artists to see so please scroll along at the bottom of this page to see them all.

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