Friday 26 February 2010

Softly folded cream felt

I am often asked what type or style of hat do I like to wear? Well this is it simple,strong clean lines and holds it's own amongst the bigger hats.
This is the second hat for the exhibition in Manchester's platt Hall.
I went there on Thursday and it was so beautiful inside as it has just been lovingly renovated.
Made from peach bloom felt,wire and vintage buttons my hat is so simple but very striking.The cut out piece with inserted wire helps the edge to tilt upwards.
Simplicity is often the best recipe.
Let me know what you think.?

Tuesday 23 February 2010

Hats Glorious hats

This is one of two hats bound for an exhibition in Manchester's costume gallery, Platt Hall which is re-opening 13th March.
Both hats are very different this one being made from a sinamay called Gracia which I have hand frayed(see picture) before sculpting into separate shapes.
Each piece has then been sewn together.
The soft wire brim hangs down softly over the left eye.No winking required.
I have rolled the edges around a very small curling tongue to soften the blunt edge.
So what do you think.? My other hat is made from soft felt and is VERY different, photo's to follow in a few days.
Hope the general public enjoy looking.
I am going to be in some very salubrious company.No name dropping please.

Sunday 14 February 2010

Birdcage veil

Very much in all the glossy magazines at the moment are birdcage veils otherwise known as merry widow veiling.
My bow is silky grey with black spots, and has a wide tooth comb to keep it nice and secure.
Veiling comes in many colours and weights to create different looks.

Friday 5 February 2010

My Valentine

Adding a dash of Valentine's charm to my window today, not quite displayed all my items but it looks good so far.
Tempting for all the lonely or not so lonely hearts passing by.
One or two options for washing up in I think.?
Add spectacular marigolds(washing up gloves) and you'll be set to go.
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