By Rob Beschizza at 7:01 pm Wed, Oct 24, 2012
Barbara Keal makes unusual felt hats, perfect for cold winter mornings and pagan orgies. [via Trendland]
SpiritHoods (www.spirithoods.com) makes similar hats. I’m getting a few for my girls. Corey will understand that I’m getting Minnie Mouse…
Spirits hoods is cool but a bit slick and muppety — I suspect I’ll prefer the “weird goings-on somewhere in England they haven’t built a road through yet” handmade quality of Barbara’s
Yes, but Barbara doesn’t make Mickey and Minnie Mouse. It’s hard for me to deny the awesomeness of those particular hats.
Barbara’s hats also manage to be raw and delightfully strange without resorting to appropriating Native culture, which is nice. I’m not a big fan of Spirit Hoods asking you to “join the tribe” and playing into the Hipster Headdress trend. It’s sad, some of their less-problematic stuff is cute, too.
For some reason he makes me think of Adam Baldwin.
I’ll add this to my list of “Things Not to Wear in Hunting Season”.
She doesn’t seem to make a badger hat.
…but a badger sporran is a fine idea (although maybe currently a risky proposition)
I see a bunch of photos of badger hats on her site.
No otter hats, though.
That’s weird. I saw no badgers, but I did see one otter hat.
Here’s her badger hat on an adult:
And on a child:
I see the otter hat now, you’re right :)
Badgers?!? We don’t NEED no stinking BADGERS!
You really have to remember to procure one first before posting it on BB, or wait in the long que you help create.
you had me at ‘pagan orgies’.
Barbara’s email box is full
This still happens to people?? O_o
Some people haven’t read the news lately. http://www.timesleader.com/stories/Police-Costumed-Pa-girl-mistaken-for-skunk-shot,221092
I worry every fall about those gun owners who chose to shoot first, and clearly identify the target later. Her costume was only vaguely animal-like. Yeesh.
http://www.kealwork.co.uk/Barbara/contact.php it has everything you need to contact her
For all live art or general comments and enquiries please firstname.lastname@example.org, 01273 567596.
For enquiries about animal hats and other feltworks please email@example.com, 01722 328518
A fox one, I hope, Rob?
Perfect for playing Where the Wild Things Are. A stylish accoutrement to wear to the wild rumpus.
I gave one of these to my Mother-in-law for our family’s annual hunting trip.
You made your presents felt?
Great. Now I can look like that creature from the Renaldo and the Loaf video.
I usually wear *horns* to my Pagan orgies.
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