Monday, 25 February 2013

A Bit of Evening Millinery

Hello Lovelies,

Just a quick little post to show you  my paper hat block in action.

I spent this evening blocking a brim with my all new and spectacular paper hat block. Not sure how it will turn out until it's dry tomorrow. Taking a hat off the block is always a mixture of nerves and excitement for me!

Also, at the mo I am a bit obsessed with Mexican folk art and crafts,  I've been drawing a lot of patterns found in Mexican art for  project research recently,  I haven't quite worked out how this will translate into my accessory designs yet  but it'll be exciting to find out what I can come up with.

Anyway will post a bigger post later on in the week, until then have a great week xxxx

Monday, 18 February 2013

Margo's new hat!

Just thought I’d share this  photo of  Margo, my poupee,  sporting a project that I’m currently working  on.

Now  I know it may look like I  am creating a fabulous paper hat  but  I’m actually making my very own hat block!

A while back I promised that I would make my friend a hat, I’d shown her this hat that I had made with a lovely upturned brim the only problem was I didn’t have the brim block to make it again.  For ages I was pondering  how get round this ,until one morning I just woke up and had a eureka moment.

 I covered the original hat with one layer of clingfilm  and then two layers of masking tape  to take  a mould of the shape and am now  building up the layers with paper mache to strengthen it. It’s a total experiment and I have no idea how it will turn out but  I’m really excited to  see if it will  work.  I’ll  let you know  how it goes