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And another one rolls off the production line and lands on Etsy; “Fedora” for my High Hat Collection.

Fedora

I’m zooper proud ov myzelf!

Symmography
noun
1. A fancy pants way of describing a 70s phenomenon popularly known as “string art”.
2. My latest obsession.

I was at my parents’ place the other night and I was perusing the book shelves as I always do (something about the familiarity and consistency of what I see is soothing to me) and I stopped at this book which my mother has always owned and decided to take it off the shelf and flip through it. It’s called STRING ART – Symmography – Three Dimensional Creative Designs with Yarn without Knotting or Knitting. Long title, non?

String Art the Book

Anyway, as I’m perusing this book my ever-turning wheels start thinking that maybe this could be an interesting way of expressing myself. Less about money-making and more about being my creative self. I took the book, I bought some wooden frames with a thin wood veneer on top and got to work with materials I already owned: nails, gold spray paint and black yarn.

It took me a little while to think up some interesting shapes I would like to use (I went through owls and mustaches quite quickly and settled on hats… a simple shape, yet I don’t see any. Yet.), but once I settled on different hat shapes and decided to call the collection “High Hat”, I was ready to go!

Voila! My first in a series of nine, called “Top Hat”. The names will all be simple; just the type of hat the shape represents. This one is already listed in my Etsy shop.

"Top Hat"

Excited to get started on the next one; a fedora. Followed by a peaked cap, a baseball cap, a tuque, a tilley hat, a newsboy hat (a.k.a. a “gatsby”), a stetson, and a shako. I’m doing these all in black yarn on a gold background, but I’m thinking for both the tuque and the shako of doing the pompom and plume, respectively, in red.

Wish me luck…

Since this is the first project I’m selling, I’ve priced this really low ($25 each) and you can look at it in my new Etsy shop. The posting is here.

Table - Original

Table – Original

Table - In Progress

Table – In Progress

Tables - Front and Side View

Tables – Front and Side View

Table - Hardware Accent

Table – Hardware Accent

Table - Details

Table – Details