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felted poppy and mum hats

by Lesley Hansard and Rebecca Welsh
Handmade
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Spring Ahead

Blooming with a bold, two-toned felted poppy or chrysanthemum, Lesley Hansard and Rebecca Walsh's romantic caps keep your spring style in bloom year-round. Hand-felted by Nepalese artisans out of 100% sheep's wool, each lovely hat is a wearable work of art and is the perfect accent to top off any outfit. Designed by New Hampshire artists Lesley Hansard and Rebecca Welsh. Handmade in Nepal.
Due to the handmade nature of this product, sizing may vary slightly.
Sold Separately.


For head-to-toe style and comfort, see Lesley and Rebecca's hand-felted Poppy and Mum Slippers.

  • details
Handmade
Item ID
21937
Made from
wool felt
Measurements
10" dia. x 8" H (equivalent to a hat size Medium)
Notes
Dry clean or spot clean.
May steam iron flower for a flat effect.
  • the maker
Lesley Hansard and Rebecca Welsh

Lesley Hansard and Rebecca Welsh

"Two years ago we received an email in our junk mail box which we shouldn't have really opened, but we did anyway," recall designers Lesley Hansard and Rebecca Welsh of the introduction to their artisans. "A young man found our website and said he loved our designs and would love to work with us."

It was perfect timing for the duo: After 14 years of hand-felting their own designs, they were considering new manufacturing options. "We jumped on the next plane and trained the Nepali felt-makers to make our designs. We met the whole family and became good friends."

Hansard and Welsh go to great lengths to ensure their artisans have access to health insurance. Working conditions are a top priority. Their Nepali partners maintain fair treatment, allowing artisans to bring small children to work.

"It's great to learn new skills," they beam. "We're becoming business women as well as felt-makers."

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FELTED POPPY AND MUM HATS
 
4.5

(based on 2 reviews)

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4.0

Poppies for Hope!

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from Granada Hills, CA

Pros

  • Cheery
  • Comfortable

Cons

    Best Uses

      Comments about FELTED POPPY AND MUM HATS:

      I purchased two of these hats, one for my sister and one for myself, as a symbol of support for her during her breast cancer treatment. The poppy hats make such a cheerful, hopefilled statement for us to share.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • Yes
      • Who was the recipient of this product?:
      • Other
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      • Other

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      5.0

      WHIMSICAL HAT- WONDERFUL QUALITY

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      from Portland, Oregon

      Pros

      • Fabulous quality
      • fun
      • Large Flower
      • Thick Felt
      • Wonderful colors

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Just Because you can
        • Out To Lunch
        • Shopping
        • When it is cold outside

        Comments about FELTED POPPY AND MUM HATS:

        I love hats, I love hats! When I saw this, I thought-why not, felted, looked pretty, etc...but when it came to my house..WOW!! It is one of the best quality felted hats I own. Not a thin flimsy felt! The hat is stunning alone, THEN the poppy flower! It is large, I can not lie! It is large,- beautiful color, excellent felt, with a round hard felted center,with short stems coming from it. It is VERY whimsical and fun! You will definitely get noticed, and asked where you purchashed. I have worn with the flower in the back, not on the side, and it fit beautifully. SO glad I took the chance on a fun hat-it was DEFINITELY worth it!

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No
        • Who was the recipient of this product?:
        • Self
        • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
        • Christmas or Hanukkah

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