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History Of The Easter Bonnet


Garland in white organza Derby bonnet with pink and violet rosettes

 

Although bonnets started out as a practical form of head wear they became more and more elaborate as the 19th Century progressed. Worn initially to keep the hair tidy when indoors and the dust and sun off of it when outdoors, women would wear a heavier bonnet for winter and a lighter one, possibly made from straw for spring. By the early twentieth century, Americans became more and more invested in the Easter outfit—the hat, in particular. Because Easter coincides with seasonal fecundity, women garnered fresh flowers to wear in their hair and in their bonnets. Lilies, daffodils, azaleas with their red, pink or even crème colored blooms, and Hyacinths in purple and white were, and still are considered traditional Easter flowers. Fabrics such as organza, tulle, netting, satin and seersucker are just a few popular materials that helped to create a crown of Easter glory fit for the occasion.

What Does Your Fabric Say About You?


Fabric by Cakersandco Flickrimage by cakersandco

As a crafter I find myself drawn to certain color schemes time-and-time again. I prefer cheery, vintage-inspired prints. If I’m looking for a solid color I’m often drawn to blues, greens, and pinks–cool colors. I’ll occasionally venture out of my comfort zone and wear a bright red or orange–warm colors. Oftentimes I prefer more muted shades. So, what does your fabric say about you? Check out some of the prints I’ve profiled below and see which one suits you best!