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Glory to Jesus Christ!
"A hat is a flag, a shield, a bit of armor, and the badge of femininity. A hat is the difference between wearing clothes and wearing a costume; it's the difference between being dressed and being dressed up; it's the difference between looking adequate and looking your best. A hat is to be stylish in, to glow under, to flirt beneath, to make all others seem jealous over, and to make all men feel masculine about. A piece of magic is a hat." (Martha Sliter)
I was born in Minneapolis and grew up in Colombia, South America. I live in Buffalo, NY.
Most of my childhood was spent in South America. Some of the time we lived in a very isolated community of Indigenous Kogi people. I learned to make the "mochila", long handled carrying bags. These were made from fiber from the fique plant and natural vegetable dyes. My father was given the rare…

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  • Joined July 10, 2011

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About

Glory to Jesus Christ!
"A hat is a flag, a shield, a bit of armor, and the badge of femininity. A hat is the difference between wearing clothes and wearing a costume; it's the difference between being dressed and being dressed up; it's the difference between looking adequate and looking your best. A hat is to be stylish in, to glow under, to flirt beneath, to make all others seem jealous over, and to make all men feel masculine about. A piece of magic is a hat." (Martha Sliter)
I was born in Minneapolis and grew up in Colombia, South America. I live in Buffalo, NY.
Most of my childhood was spent in South America. Some of the time we lived in a very isolated community of Indigenous Kogi people. I learned to make the "mochila", long handled carrying bags. These were made from fiber from the fique plant and natural vegetable dyes. My father was given the rare privilege of wearing the "numtu" hat and I remember my mother being taught to make these special red and white striped pointed hats.
One of my Kogi friends asked me to teach her how to make a wristwatch. She was indignant when I admitted I didn't know how to make such a thing. "But your people make these!" she exclaimed. "You should have learned your cultural knowledge better!" To her it was unthinkable not to know how to craft from scratch each item one used in daily life.
I started making hats when I couldn't find a hat I liked to wear to my son's wedding. It seemed to me the hats were either too big or too small, too busy or too plain. Too showy or too sedate. So I started making hats and immediately became addicted. I like old-fashioned things and often include a vintage button or pin on my hats. I like to look at photos or film from times when people routinely wore hats.
I can make a hat to go with your outfit. Just let me know what colors, theme, etc.

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