Last weekend my EG branch held a Fascinator workshop, something New to Me so naturally I had to give it a go :)
I don't actually have a need for a Fascinator at the moment but I knew that my daughter-in-law is due to attend a friend's wedding in April as we are babysitting the gorgeous grandson whilst they are there, so I offered to make one for her at the workshop. There was a proviso that she wasn't obliged to wear whatever I produced :)
That took all of the several hours of the workshop to complete! There may well have been some chatting and tea drinking went on too :)
After tossing several ideas around in my head on how to embellish the base I decided that I needed feathers so one order to Petershams Millinery Supplies later and these beauties arrived in the post.
We had been sent home with lots of extra Sinamay fabric to complete our Fascinators, so I cut a 2.5" bias strip folded in the edges then ironed and stretched the strip to provide the material for a loopy addition to the base.
It felt a bit plain still, so I dug out some seed beads and added a few of those too to catch the light when it is worn.
I am linking this up to this week's TGIFF hosted by Vera at Negligent Style. If you would like to showcase a finish by hosting the TGIFF link party sign up here to join the fun.
You should have model that on your head :) It's great you are constantly trying out new things! Thanks for linking up with TGIFF ;)ReplyDelete
This is fascinating - no pun intended. Like everything, so much more to them then one might imagine. Nice work!ReplyDelete
I agree with Vera - you should have modeled that for us! You did an awesome job on the fascinator, but I gotta say - that isn't something I would be brave enough to try!ReplyDelete
I'm with the others - modelled photos! Sounds like a fun day, Fiona. I had absolutely no idea how they were made, or how long it took to complete one.ReplyDelete
Oh, cool! I have always been fascinated with fascinators. They're so perky and weird and fun and artful all in one. I always wished we had occasions here in the US to don them.ReplyDelete
What a neat piece! Thanks for sharing your process...it was fascinating :)ReplyDelete
It looks great. I would have loved to have taken this workshop.ReplyDelete
This is brilliant! I wish fascinators would come into fashion as everyday wear!ReplyDelete
Great fascinator, Fiona! Loved the link too, always interesting to know where to get things. Looks reasonably priced too! I recently bought new pins and they were a lot more expensive than Petershams’!ReplyDelete
Nice to see how you made yours.