It is intriguing to take a single strand of yarn and twist it with two sticks to produce a fabric. And it is magical to put the fabric into the washing machine, turn it into felt and shape it into a hat. This is the canvas for illustrating the birds I encounter while hiking and those who visit me at Lake Martha. Using photographs for reference and a special needle that enables me to incorporate tiny pieces of yarn and wool into the hat, I create an image, one strand at a time. When finished, each hat is a unique, wearable piece of art and a reminder of a place I have been and a bird I have seen.