Sunday 31 January 2010

Sparkle and shine

This began as an image in a clients head and then I had make that image real. NO pressure then.
I ordered the coloured beads and crystals and began to make a template of the main shape.
Little be little it started to look like my sketch.A small sigh of relief at this point.
I then had to thread and thread and thread all those tiny beads which were woven in and out of the frame.
It took me HOURS and Hours but when finished looked amazing.
Fitting it to the headband and keeping it secure was another thing all together, but after a few changes in design it worked.The band was covered in the spare material of the clients dress.
She was delighted with it and it looked fantastic on.
Think I'll leave beading projects alone for a couple of weeks.!!
Hope you enjoy the pictures.

Sunday 17 January 2010

Royal Flush

This Royal Blue felt hat has been hand sculptured into shape and then machine sewn to create a dome.To keep the edge firm I have sewn in brim reed.
Shell buttons have been sewn on both sides adding detail and shine.
It sits easily on the head and can be worn any way you choose just keep turning for a new style.

It's been so cold here that everyone has needed a warm hat,even the self proclaimed NON Hat wearers, so last two weeks in the shop have been BUSY.

Felt is such a great material to work with.Just steam and shape, well just about.!

Thursday 7 January 2010

Warm and stylish

Hello and happy new year.
I've had a break since Christmas as my battery was empty.!
Recharged and ready to go again with lots of new projects in the pipeline that includes two hats for an exhibition in Manchester.I Will take pictures of their progress.
In the meantime here's something to keep you warm. A hand knitted triangle with a button hole and shell button.
Wear as an outdoor scarf or over a jumper for extra warmth.
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