I thought I’d give you a nice informative post this week. One of the main fabrics used in millinery is sinamay. And I get asked all the time about it. So here you go….
Sinamay is made from coconut and is a very rough fabric, made up of woven fibres. You buy sinamay in meterage or on a roll as you would any other sorts of material.
Sinamay comes in a variety of colours and you can even get textured and printed varieties too.
As the sinamay is so rough you have to soak it, sometimes in a stiffening agent (dependent on what it is to be used for), and once soften you can begin working with it. You can create such a wide range of designs from sinamay and it’s my favourite fabric to work with.
Below are hats and fascinators that I’ve made using sinamay.
So I hope you all feel a little more educated now