For this seventeenth day of #historyinherhands , I offer this collection of antique straw motifs. While in the latter twentieth and twenty-first centuries straw worked into figures such as these has become an art and craft in itself, many of these motifs were used in nineteenth century millinery. Straw leaves were worked separately and added to bonnets or hats as well as being worked directly on a piece. Straw balls and baubles were created over wooden and cotton bead-like cores.

Published in: on March 17, 2022 at 5:05 am  Comments (2)  

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  1. Anna- I would love to see you do a book on making the Straw Accessories for millinery – you sent me one for Christmas 2021 & I adore it. Want more and to learn how it’s done.

  2. Thanks. I am still learning. When I feel more confident with them, I may be able to put something together.

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