Felt Flower brooch with beaded stamen (detail). I have just discovered the super macro feature on the camera !
Here is the completed hat (hope it fits the recipient !) and a matching flower brooch for his missus. Or perhaps that should read a flower brooch with matching hat as the brooch was commissioned first followed swiftly by a request for a hat.
"Mandy Prowse studied painting and printmaking at Maidstone College of Art. She explores natural and human forms and the interconnectedness of all things. Themes in her work relate to birth, mortality and metamorphosis. Her altered books are minimalistic and organic combining a modern aesthetic with an almost Victorian touch. If you told me these books were 100 years old I wouldn’t think twice about it.”
Jason Thompson, The Rag and Bone Bindery