Wide Brim Sunhat: Topstitching, 2011
Winter hats are put aside. Making a wide brim hat to provide shade. Rows of topstitching around the circumference of the brim will make it more rigid. Guiding the fabric in a slowly curving arc under the needle, spiraling the brim as it is to be sewn, a mechanical rhythm develops. Dusk. The room gradually darkens. The yellow incandescent light of the machine becomes the only source of illumination. "Stop. Turn on the room light," dictates logic. But I keep sewing a little longer without interrupting the rhythm.