Sunday, June 03, 2012
Getting It Right...Eventually.
As you know, I went on a wonderful hat making workshop last weekend. One of the things I made was a fascinator, which I teamed with a felt flower; it's in the image above, perched on Dolly's head. It looked okay...but somehow, there was something not quite right about it. There was just too much difference in feel between the tactile softness of the felt and the sculptural nature of the sinamay. I did persevere... made some more flowers, thinking that it was the balance that was off. No. So... I tried something else. I made a rose out of some hand dyed silk organza, and tried that, instead. Silk also has tactile softness...but of a different, somehow more formal kind. This time, I think I got it right. It's elegant, rather than a cross between elegance and...well.. cute. What do you think?