Fashion Hats

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A&C Black, May 29, 2009 - Crafts & Hobbies - 144 pages
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Design and Make Hats provides
a thoroughly beautiful and comprehensive introduction to the craft of millinery.
First the author discusses design and inspiration, and then she takes
the reader through a survey of the materials and techniques generally
used in millinery. Then the reader is guided through fourteen
fashionable hat designs, easy to make from inexpensive and
accessible fabrics and components, clearly laid out in an instructive
and attractive design. Each project is set out in a simple and
straightforward way, starting with an image of the finished piece,
listing the supplies you will need and the basic tools required, then
following with an illustrated making sequence. Even absolute beginners
can confidently and successfully tackle all the projects. Finally there
is a section of pattern-cutting, taking you through a variety of styles
and shapes. By the end of the book you will feel confident enough to
complete a variety of hats, as well as design your own unique styles.

 

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Contents

INTRODUCTION
7
1 Design inspiration
11
2 Equipment materials
19
3 Basic techniques
29
INTRODUCTION TO THE PROJECT HATS
43
4PROTECTION
45
5 ATTITUDE
61
6 LUXURY
77
7 OCCASION
93
8PATTERNCUTTING
117
Glossary
139
List of suppliers
141
Further reading
142
Index
143
Copyright

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About the author (2009)

Karen Henriksen has her own successful business (Karen Henriksen -

Handmade Modern Millinery). She makes hats and caps that are easy to

wear, yet striking in their originality. Accessibility is paramount -

some of her pieces can be sculptural or architectural, but they are

always comfortable to wear and flattering. Her latest range is

contemporary caps for women and men, made in asymmetric, modern shapes.

She did an MA at the Royal College of Art focusing on Sculptural

Millinery, and she currently has a studio at Cockpit Arts. Her hats are

notable for their high quality finishes, original designs, and the

limited-edition, handmade feel she gives to each piece. Her work can be

seen on her website: www.karenhenriksen.co.uk.

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