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Dawn Jones
Custer Cottage
Wichita, Kansas  67217
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I Will Wear Lace
As I approach an older age, I will wear lace, lace, lace.
No, not just the weathered and beige,
all kinds and colors and styles;
even the funny ones that bring on big smiles!

I will wear it as much and as often as I can,
some made by machine and some made by hand.
While making my outer shell look gentle and refined,
it is covering the flaws of old age and time.
Dawn Jones

#6983291H Homespun Crocheted Hat With Vintage Millinery

On Hold

I purchased a vintage ruched French ombre ribbon which was made for hats or considered to be millinery.   The design was a purple and gold pansy.  You can find similar flowers for much less, but they are not vintage.  This flower was about $45.00.  I found some black netting, or what may be called cage veiling.  I placed the netting behind the pansy and I knew it had to be together.  All I needed to do now was spin the wool to match and crochet or knit the hat.  The hat is made with a Merino wool and plied with a kid Mohair and a little purple Mylar for sparkle.  Both wools were purchased from the farmer.  I washed, dyed, and spun the wool.  The wool is not one solid color, it varies from a blue purple to a pink purple.   There are a few intentional fuzzies from the mohair.   Well, it took about 2 years to get this project together.  It did not take 2 years to spin the wool, more like 2 days to spin the wool and put the hat together.  It took 2 years to get in the right mood and have the right materials together to make the hat.  LOL  I am pleased with the way the hat turned out.  I hope you like it as well as I do.  

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