Saturday, 10 January 2009
Miniature Straw hat..
In amongst the chaos in the bags I brought in yesterday. I found some hat straw. Now I've never made a hat from straw before, material yes, straw no, so I thought I'd give it a go. I started it about 10.30pm last night. I thought the straw was quite stiff and was wondering how to get to to curve. Trail and error was involved, but I eventually realised that if I pulled the straw gently, it started to curve all on its own. It was too late to try and find something to form it on, so I just used my finger. By 12.30pm I had a little shaped hat that I was quite pleased with. This morning I've added some lace and silk ribbon and made a bow. It's not going to be worn by a doll, but is to go in the trunk with the Dress I made yesterday. For my first attempt, not bad, I think it will pass muster.