Felting Symposium

This past week and weekend was the Felting Symposium here in Madison. I managed Sunday morning to take a break in unpacking to go.

They had a nice exhibit and a few booths in addition to classes. I got this great felted hat from a lovely felter and hat maker. She taught me how to 'don' a hat rather than put a had on. I've always liked hats but haven't really worn hats recently, I did years ago.

This hat reminded me of the vast amount to truly great hats my Mom had when I was young. Women always wore a hat to church. It was always a big deal to get ready for Easter Sunday and that always meant seeing if coats and patent leather shoes fit... and of course shopping for a Easter hat.