Diane Harty

FRISCO, CO

I stitch each and every hat myself, starting just with strands of braid made of various fibers. I use an antique chainstitch sewing machine fitted with attachments made for this type of hatmaking. This is an old technique of hat construction that dates back to the 1800s. I add a contemporary element by shaping as I stitch. I approach each hat as an individual sculpture. Many of my cocktail hats reflect the light side of fashion and its capriciousness. I enjoy exploring the ability of fashion to change a person by the simple act of wearing an accessory such as a hat.
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