Sometimes I really dislike my job. Making this visor was one of those times. The reason being….that I want to keep it! And I can’t! If I keep everything I like, I would be a poor woman sat alone in a house full of hats. And that’s not going to help anyone.
I was on a hen weekend in Yorkshire when I found the most amazing haberdashery, with these incredible ribbons in them. I bought metres & metres of ribbon in these beautiful woven patterns. And I’m glad I did as I’ve never seen this particular brand since. Ribbons are often made with a printed pattern, but the woven ribbons are far better quality and it really shows when you see this viser.
I also loved the knotted pattern on the straw. I knew when I got the original straw that I wanted the main bulk of the design to show off the delicate knots and for it not to be over-shadowed by some sort of decoration. That’s when I came up with this design 🙂 it works brilliantly for both the straw & the ribbons….showing them both off so well.
This has now sold….it was bought as a birthday present & I’ll post a photo of it being worn soon!
I hope the new owner, Amanda, gets to enjoy lots of British summer sunshine in it!