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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?


Anne Huskey-Lockard said...

Definitely the silk, and a simple rhinestone set like a water droplet on the flower will set it off.
I used to collect hats, have reworked them, made them from scratch....I *LOVE* hats!
(also, w/ the rhinestone, a single thin feather, curled and placed at the flower base......)


lisette said...

lovely - the silk looks more integrated i think. the colours are delicious!