Monday, 20 February 2012

Thursday, 22 December 2011

Andrew McDonald: Hat Works Museum

Andrew McDonald: Hat Works Museum

Andrew McDonald: Hat Works Museum

Hat Works Museum

I've just come across this interesting hat museum in Stockport (Cheshire). It is both a museum of traditional factory production and a holder of contemporary exhibitions. The latest one looks good with trimmings as the focus. Happy holidays!!

Friday, 25 November 2011

Deep in vintage focus

Hard at work in Tuesdays vintage fascinator class.
I have started running a fascinator making course over two evenings where we are up-cycling vintage fabrics. I also encourage people to bring along things with emotional or sentimental connections. Perhaps your daughters favourite dress from when she was little or a few buttons from a loved grandmothers best jacket. This wool herringbone flower was once a sports jacket !
Teamed with burgundy felt leaves and a yet to be added spray of black biot feathers it creates a contemporary fascinator with a strong vintage look. The photo shows one of the many talented students who is rightly very pleased with her new headwear. It was a fun evening !!