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……
Did You Know
Saint Catherine of Alexandria is the patron saint of milliners. She is celebrated on November 25.
Highlighting the Cloche
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.
Hats in Art
Edgar Degas, ‘At the Milliners’
If the Hat Fits
Johnny Depp does look good in a hat. He has quite a collection too.
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