This page details information about my process, including
- HATalk e-magazine article featuring the "GINKGO" hat
- "Waves" hat, How was it done?
An Unconventional Hat: "GINKGO" HATalk issue No. 24, July 2016
"WAVES", hat. HOW WAS IT DONE?
The design was inspired by the shimmering refracted light created when sun beams enter the water. Several layers of shibori organza and beaded synthetic fabric were stacked to create an impression of looking through water
Double sided fused fabric "fish" shapes were first laid out in an arrangement to simulate a school of fish swimming in the same direction, then they were fused to the underside of the shibori design fabric.
The shibori design organza was placed over a synthetic printed bead fabric to "audition" for the desired watery, glittering effect
This is a trial layout for the top of the hat: a buckram ring to be covered with fabric to act as an anchor to suspend the "Waves" from. It would also serve to attach the folded and stitched organza strips crossing over the top of the hat to create an airy "almost not there" crown.
On the inside of the hat the ends of the folded organza strips were fitted with wire to act as "hooks" (fish... get it?) to fold up and support the multiple layers at the desired level away from the face.