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My name is Lavender George and I love to make things. I have been painting, creating and crafting since a small child, firstly from sheer pleasure, and when my children were small, and money was tight, from necessity. Now I hope to make art my main source of income and keep the sewing, crochet and knitting for fun.
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Tuesday, 30 August 2011

A Black Fascinator

I made this black and red fascinator for my friend to wear to a wedding with a dark red dress. I hope she likes it!
I made it by drawing around a large saucer onto two layers of black sinamay and cutting out the circles. I sprayed them with water and ironed them with a steam iron between two tea towels to fix together. Then once dry, I ironed the joined circles over a small mixing bowl that was covered with a tea towel to make a shallow bowl shape to fit the head and then turning the fascinator base over I ironed it on the edge of my ironing board to turn the top up and out. I wired the edges and trimmed with black bias binding, made black sinamay loops and fixed this to the dip in the top of the fascinator crown and added dark red berries, (which started life as a Christmas decoration) and a silk rose, that I pulled apart and put back together with a black button in the centre. This was fixed in side the black sinamay loop decoration, and then after adding some thin black elastic to hold the fascinator onto the wearer's head, it was done.