Christine May Pettet.

Christine May Pettet


Instagram: @hatstop100


Artwork 1

Aunty Mimi’s Cloche -1920s

Looking through old family photographs and reconnecting to people and times when almost everyone wore hats. The colour palette is subdued reflecting the mood of the times as portrayed in the photographs. This hat was inspired by a photograph of a Great Great Aunt.


Materials and Techniques.

This hat was wet felted using merino tops, embellished with hand dyed silk.

Artwork size in CM:  Width 17cm    Length 17cm    Depth  17cm


Artwork 2

Grandma’s Sunday Best 1940s

This work was inspired by an old photograph of my Gran on a Whit Sunday. On this day people would dress in their best clothes and parade in the streets. Making this hat I felt a strong reconnection to my Northern heritage.


Materials and Techniques

This hat has been wet felted with Merino tops and dyed in 3 different colours.

Artwork size in CM: Width  35cm  Length  35cm  Depth 20cm


Artwork 3 

Mum’s Christening Hat 1950’s

Whilst making this hat and looking at the photograph of my christening I felt a real reconnection to my family and childhood.


Materials and Techniques 

This is wet felted using Corriedale and embellished with Angelina fibres.

Artwork size in CM: Width  20cm  Length 20cm   Depth  20cm


Elana Sigal

Title: Sign Of The Times
This piece is reminiscent of a kaleidoscope in the patterns in the felted fringed border. The constantly  changing nature of the patterns in a kaleidoscope reflect changes in our daily life. The centre section is separated and is composed of cells. These cells are ever-changing as are those which are present in the Covid-19 virus. Each cell or bubble can be a reference to our need for social distancing and maintaining our household bubbles to prevent the spread of Covid. A Kaleidoscope can be used as an escape from our regular daily view of things in our immediate world. An escape that seems much needed at this time. The piece is shaped like a shield to reflect how we need to shield ourselves against and from the present pandemic.  


Materials and Techniques
Wet and needle felted wool


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