Friday 27 August 2010

Little Black Beret

Almost September so it's time to add a few slightly warmer hats to the stock in the shop.
This Pure cotton hand knitted beret will just fit the bill when there's a nip in the air.
The crocheted trim of simple flowers and vintage buttons just adds enough detail to make a simple hat look very appealing.


Sunday 15 August 2010

Lady wears feathers

I was pleased to find out where my vintage hat prints came from and also thrilled to be offered this wonderful print of a woman wearing plumes of black feathers in her hat.
They all came from a 1930's catalogue
" Album du Figaro" La Mode de printemps.
Originally it cost 250 francs and is full of wonderful images of the fashion of the era.
There are quite a few more so I may be tempted to buy again.!
The hat in the print has glorious black feathers so I have taken some pictures of a few of my feathers which I am using at the moment for various pieces.
These chequered feathers are achieved with a burning technique and are known as brulee, just like the dessert.

Friday 6 August 2010


Peacock feather's are just so beautiful and I love to use them with a contrasting silk,this one is a double thread silk of peacock blue and red giving it a deep rich hue.
This piece sits to the right side of the head sloping down past the right eye.
The vintage button used to anchor the two pieces together is a soft pearl grey and very beautiful.
I have sewn the silk twists on to a headband so there are no worries about positioning, just pop on and go.!
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