Women's Journeys in Fiber - Hats: Wise Women Speak

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Gretchen Alexander Marion Beam Patty Benbow Madelyn Gaul

Process & Development

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Janette Gerber Marcia Lee Hartnell Cindy Heineman Nancy Herzog


  Candace Hoffmann Alice Jenks Laurie Kosky Mary Krebs Smyth
  Cindy Kuo Kay Lange Naomi McEneely Elizabeth Mini
  Vivian Morrison Jo Mortland Jeanne Reed Virginia Reisner
  Shelia Schaeffer-Hirsh Sally Schoch Carolyn Seng Jan Sneesby Aaron
  Linda Sorken Eisenberg Loraine Stillman Gail Wessel  

(Photos by Patrick Fraser)

Problem - Create a hat to fit a head dimension of 22" that will fit in a box 14"x14", not more than 14" high. The box will have a variable height of 8" 10" 12" or 14" to accommodate a variety of solutions.

Use any textile technique or techniques.

Your hat can be functional, fashionable, or outrageous. As a wise woman, what is it that your hat will communicate?

Process & Development - Each participant will keep a journal/sketchbook paying particular attention to how you move through the creative process. Sketch, journal, sample, and photo document your steps along the way.

Each artist will write a statement to be displayed with the work. 


November 4-7, 2010, Chicago Botanic Garden. Opening, Wednesday, November 4, 6:30-9pm.

January 23 - March 20, 2011, Anderson Art Center.

March 5-13, 2011, Chicago Flower & Garden Show.

April 20, 2013, Starline Gallery.

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Last Updated April 6, 2013