Welcome to our blog at Gallery of the Mountains! We are located inside the historic Grove Park Inn Resort and Spa in Asheville, NC. We specialize in fine American handmade crafts, mostly from local and regional artists. We will be happy to ship any item listed here or help you find the perfect gift in our Gallery. For more info about our artists featured in the header photo above, click on Header Artists page. Please feel free to contact us for availability and prices either by phone or email. Toll Free 1-800-692-2204 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Friday, April 16, 2010
Fabric artist Amy has made lovely hats using 1/2 inch strips of silk chiffon with a wire brim. Her hats are wonderfully versatile and machine washable!
They keep you warm in the winter and cool in the summer and because silk sheds water very well can actually serve as a mini umbrella in a light rain! If you wet the crown in hot temps it acts like an air conditioner altho your hair may look a little funky!
You can bend the brim into a variety of shapes - from a cowboy hat to a wavy brimmed flower child!
"In all that I do, I add to the beauty that surrounds and sustains us." Amy explains about her fun creations!