From Laura’s Studio
In April, I like so many watched in horror as Notre Dame burned. I wanted to do something to help, even though I lived half a world away. A medievalist who admires stained glass (including the irreplaceable beauty of the cathedral’s famous rose windows), I designed this hat as a tribute. Made from hand-dyed sheep’s wool to celebrate the window as an art-inspires-art piece, this hat also gives to the efforts of rebuilding after the fire.
$10 from the sale of each Rose Window Hat will be donated to French Historical Society’s Notre Dame Fire Restoration Fund.
Feel good about your purchase: supporting both a contemporary fiber artist and the preservation of a medieval masterpiece.
Three ways to wear the hat!
Beanie (fold up brim)
Use the pictures above as inspiration for shaping and wearing your Rose Window Hat in whatever style fits you best. The ribbed brim is naturally stretchy, and the hat fits most adult/teen sizes.
Care instructions: hand wash with mild soap (like Ivory). Lay flat to dry, do not wring. Wool from our farm’s flock of happy sheep is warm and cozy, and the hat should last for many years of enjoyment.
Please note, I will make your hat for you as soon as I can. Large orders may see a delay, but I will be in touch if this is the case.