A Wrap up of January!

In my Studio

This month I have had an influx of hats that needed restoring.  I enjoy restoring old Akubras; re-blocking crowns on well loved hats and inserting new sweatbands into old favourites.  Instead of buying new sweatbands elsewhere, I have started making my own from the leather I have in supply.  The leather sewing foot attachment works well, feeding the leather through my faithful machine.  It was an interesting moment when I realised that I could ‘simply’ make my own sweatband, rather than searching for one online.  Cool!

I have also started on a black dress hat……

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Did You Know

Saint Catherine of Alexandria is the patron saint of milliners.                                                   She is celebrated on November 25.

Highlighting the Cloche

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Here is a cloche I have made.   The cloche suits a heart-shaped face, which is generally recognised by the ‘widows peak’ hairline feature.  Hats in this style retail for $A240.

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Hats in Art

Edgar Degas, ‘At the Milliners’

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If the Hat Fits

Johnny Depp does look good in a hat.  He has quite a collection too.

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Thank you for reading my blog.  Posts will appear at least every month…..towards the end of each month.

Warm regards,

Jennifer

 

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