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Many hats, one head

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I have had a long fascination with fascinators.

(see what I did there?)

There is something just so lovely about hats and decorating yourself with an item that serves no other purpose than being shiny and pretty.

My first foray into making fascinators was more about fabric and the process of design, rather than going to the trouble of constructing a head pieces based on traditional millinery techniques. To be honest, they weren’t the best, but I really enjoyed doing it.

This year, I have felt like my life needed a new creative endeavor, and I decided that making fascinators (and who knows, maybe even hats!) would be it. So, for the last couple of months I have been busy researching and practising millinery techniques and have been really enjoying the process. My inspiration has been the lovely shapes and textures of the 30s, 40s and 50s and I love using vintage trims (like the beaded rosette in the photo below)

But, what do i do with them? I only have one head, and I am not really interested in making a career out of it. Etsy maybe?

Anyway, for now I think I will just enjoy myself, and see where it goes!

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One of my new creations.

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