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Happy International Felt Hat Day…September 15

September 15, 2014

Friend, and Online Editor at Fiber Art Now magazine, Cami Smith, shared with me that Monday, September 15, 2014  is International Felt Hat Day. Now how did that escape me? Thank you for the heads up, Cami. Of course, every day is International Felt Hat Day for me 😉 I hope that you’ll join in the celebration by wearing a hat, or looking at hats. I’ve attached a few images of some of my creations at the end of this post.

I love this quote, “When you wear a hat, you become the dream that started when the hat was conceived.  The original energy that was put into the hat doesn’t die; it only changes forms and owners.  The dream doesn’t die; it is passed on, sometimes from generation to generation.” ~ Unknown. I hope that one of my hats may still be worn in generations to come…That would be a very nice continuation of the dream.

Happy International Felt Hat Day! Dust off your Felt Cloche, or perhaps your mood leans more toward a felt crown. Whatever your disposition decrees, do celebrate. And, if you need a hat to join in the celebration, be sure to stop by….I think I have a few to spare.

Here’s to hats and felting, and the combination of the two.

Dawn Edwards

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PEACE AND THE COURAGE OF THE SEED…

July 31, 2014

 

My piece for this year’s Felt United theme….PEACE

PEACE AND THE COURAGE OF THE SEED…

Dawn Edwards

Peace and the Courage of the Seed by Dawn Edwards

‘Peace and the Courage of the Seed’ by Dawn Edwards

This year’s Felt United is fast approaching. Felt United, for those of you who may not be familiar with it, is a day set aside and celebrated annually on the first Saturday in October, so this year on October 4, 2014. The hope is that feltmakers from around the world will all join in to celebrate in some form. This year’s theme is Peace and I’ve entitled my creation, ‘Peace and the Courage of the Seed’.

Seedling in the Parched Earth

Seedling in the Parched Earth

I am always intrigued by the sight of seedlings which somehow sprout up in the most barren, parched patches of earth…. despite the seeming impossibility of life growing under such conditions. This is proof, in my opinion, that nothing is impossible … life, hope, peace … It is all possible, even under the bleakest of conditions.

I love this quote by world renowned poet and philosopher (who coincidentally lives in my area), Mark Nepo, who wrote:

“As a seed buried in the earth cannot imagine itself as an orchid or hyacinth, neither can a heart packed with hurt imagine itself loved or at peace. The courage of the seed is that once cracking, it cracks all the way.”

Together,  We Felt United…Peace

Peace and the Courage of the Seed by Dawn Edwards

‘Peace and the Courage of the Seed’ by Dawn Edwards.

 

Dawn Edwards Felt United Peace submission close-up

‘Peace and the Courage of the Seed’ by Dawn Edwards, Close-up image