Tartan & Straw Large Abstract Fascinator – Autumn / Winter 2012

Ok, so I know this is a pretty unusual design.  I was going abstract….but actually it’s the technique that I love about this one!

Ok, so the base of this is a red tartan fascinator base; and the design is then covered in straw spirals that vary in thickness.  This starts as a big reel of thin straw that I’ve then sewn in different quantatities to create different sizes of spirals.  Technically this is a really difficult piece to make.  And that’s why I love it because it took me forever!!!

You can actually see me sewing it here in this picture:

Anyway…..you’d have to be quite a daring person to wear this I think.  But here it is  🙂




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