I have made a hat, in the style of the 1920ies.
|Ready for Ascot !|
|it is a good fit, but will I dare to wear it ?|
It is made of flax and cotton, a very easy technique involving a balloon and wallpaperglue.
|just a plain balloon coverd with fabric|
|and lots of glue|
|the next layer is flax fibers|
You can also add lace, buttons, feathers, and go all the way. With a hat like that, you are definately ready for the horseraces at Ascot....
I doubt if I will ever wear it.... but it was great fun making it! I really liked to work with the material, and the creativity involved. Anyway, it's just a first try-out, I'm sure I will explore this technique a bit further during the hext holidays.
This one was an example our teacher Charlotte brought along, a gorgeous piece of headware !
Charlotte of Charlepeau was the teacher, and she makes all sorts of lovely hats. Check out her website here.