Today’s Millinery 

I went further back in time. The 1500s actually. I’ve had a few people ask me about doing earlier, 1400-1600s, millinery. In looking at images, I was lucky enough to stumble upon a blog, “Morgan Donner, where the author clipped apart 1550-1575 paintings from Antwerp, and thematically pieced them back together. The shape I created came from this image. At first, I thought there was no way that little crown was going to work. But, it really does. This hat is pretty comfy on my head. 

 


I decided not to wire this hat. I need to research more to determine if earlier straw would have been wired and at what socio-economic levels. 

This hat is now available in my Etsy shop.

 

Published in: on August 18, 2016 at 6:01 pm  Leave a Comment  

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