Thursday, 29 April 2010

another fascinator

This time, the elements are all made by me, so I feel much better about it altogether-assembling what was virtually a kit for a hat wasn't really my kind of thing.The felt flower for this one is a large version of the corsages I made for the Country Living Fair  teaching session and the curls and twists are felt also.Need to buy a polystyrene head to pin into-my wooden block is all very well for making felt hats ,but hopeless to use for this method of hatmaking.I think I could get into this!

Monday, 19 April 2010

Back again after a long gap!

Spent Saturday at New Brewery Arts in Cirencester learning how to make a Fascinator.I was a little disappointed in that we were given a kit to assemble, rather than learning from raw materials and from scratch, but I picked up some useful tips on the way to attach everything and what not to do.Sufficient for me to come home and begin to work out how to make my own versions in felt and silk-watch this space.
The hat exhibition at Brewery arts is excellent and very inspiring.