The Newcastle Community Arts Centre where 40+ artists have their studios will close early next year. The (non-cultural council) NCC has sold this building to the Catholic Church and we are all out!!!!
I am looking for a new hat studio. It is a big change for a lot of us and there is no guarantee we will all find a place together again. I love my current little studio.
So I have been looking at a few possibilities…. but am not sure about either of them.
After visiting London and Ireland in October I have been again inspired by the men’s headwear. The beautiful Donegal Tweeds evident in the flat caps and newsboy caps were delightful, as were the beautifully blocked hats in felt.
I am ‘nutting out’ a pattern for a flat cap….already have a newsboy cap pattern. Perhaps I will concentrate on them for a while, and learning/upskilling in the art of blocking mens’ felt hats.