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
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