i found this vintage hat last weekend. i usually get such a great price from the dealers since lots of these old hats are squashed and faded. i take them apart and use the flowers, leaves, net, and silks in my art work. this hat inspired the color scheme for a paper quilt submission that i sent off today. i dropped it off at the photo lab for a large format scan and really missed the piece in my studio. this is the second submission i have sent off in a month! the waiting part is the hardest. . . a photo of my wool felt palette. . .