Thursday 14 March 2013

Hat making fun

Thank you so much for all your lovely comments on my last post, they really made me smile and it's great to know that I'm not the only one who suffers from a little of the (sewing) blues at this time of year! My thoughts of spring may have been a little premature (we had snow again this week...) but I live in  hope. And I have filled my house with daffodils and tulips...I can pretend right?!

Still no sewing around these parts but there has been crafting! Last weekend I went to a hat making workshop at Hats from the Hall. I had spotted an offer for a day class on Groupon and thought it sounded like fun...and I was right! The class was held in a fabulous Georgian hall which doubles up as both a workshop and home. I had massive house envy! As well as classes, Louise the tutor makes the most amazing bespoke hats for all sorts of fancy occasions.

For this workshop we had a choice of making either a fascinator or a felt cloche. Having already dabbled with sinamay in the wonderful Dibs' masterclass, I went for the cloche. We shaped the hats and made our own felt to make detachable felt flowers. It was so much fun - and I love my finished hat! I deliberately chose colours that would complement my Minoru jacket. I made the felt flower detachable, so I can mix it up a bit if I fancy. And here are a few pictures of the finished article....



I love the 20s vibe of this hat, I feel so ladylike wearing it, like someone from Downton Abbey!! I have worn it to work this week and received lots of complements. Enough to shake anyone out of a winter funk for sure - at least momentarily!

If you live in the Midlands I defiantly recommend checking out Hats from the Hall. I have my eye on a corset and hat making class next...

K xx


  1. I really like the large flower!

  2. Oh my word, that is lovely! Yes, really 20s. Amazeballs (as they didn't say back then)

  3. Ok Kat, it's beautiful! So glad you had a great time and really jealous I didn't join you now. Maybe next time ;o)

  4. Wowsers!! Your hat is fantastic! :)



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