Thursday 15 May 2014

Hat Blocking

I have had an afternoon of blocking, lots of neutral tones in fine straw and sinamay ready to create a couple of orders.
The creamy ivory fine straw with the rippled brim is being made for the shop and I love the way the straw will mould into organic swirls.
However when it comes to stabilising the edge and creating a small silk edge the hand sewing gets rather tricky but with a little patience it's soon whipped into shape.
At the weekend it was great to see a hat of mine on the front cover of The Yorkshire Post, the photo shoot from last month was in their weekend magazine and there was a five page spread.
Very nice thank you very much.!
This coming Monday I have a bridal shoot which I am really looking forward to. Their will be some very talented suppliers involved so as soon as there are a photographs I shall get them on the blog.


Sunday 4 May 2014

Cocktails and Magnolias

The Magnolia tree outside the workroom at the back of the shop is in bloom at the moment and is just perfect. The shape and colours are really beautiful and very inspiring.
Spring weddings are in full swing now and every day we are making different head wear to compliment many different outfits. There have been some striking ones this week.
This little button cocktail hat was made to match a silk 60's inspired dress so I used a little of the fabric to create a flower.
I sandwiched together different tones of sinamay to get a tonal match and it worked really well.
Later this month I have arranged a  photographic shoot for some of my bridal pieces in a disused chapel which will be a brilliant backdrop and I am looking forward to posting the pictures at the end of the month.

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