Sunday, 12 December 2010

Vintage style bespoke embroidered fascinators!


I have always loved vintage style clothing ( I studied Costume at Art College when I was younger) and free machine embroidery (I have done a City and Guilds), and for my wedding a couple of years ago, I designed and made my own tiara / fascinator (its a bit of both!) and fascinators for my Mum and Bridesmaids.
Over the last few weeks I have been working on some fascinators to sell through our website http://www.extraspecialtouch.co.uk/ so I thought I'd tell you about the embroidery process on my blog.

The flowers that decorate the fascinators are made with a mixture of computer designed embroidery (designed by me) and free machine embroidery on water soluble fabric, this gives the beautiful lacy effect around the edge.

Each petal is then wired and hand beaded and then grouped together to make the flower.

The based on the fascinators are made to traditional methods using Millinery Net and covered with fabric to match or compliment the flowers. The base is also hand beaded, before the flower and feathers are attached.

Each fascinator takes an incredible amount of time to hand embellish and this makes them completely unique and no two will be the same.
As I make the fascinators and flowers from scratch, I can make them in your own fabric. (please give me as much time as possible to source trims etc, at the very minimum four weeks).

If you are having your wedding dress made, I can make your flowers and cover your fascinator in your own fabric. Or Mum's of the Bride and Groom, the flowers can be made out of your outfits' fabric... so it will match completely!
The flowers can also be used as buttonholes for the men in your wedding party.

Prices start from £120 for fascinators and from £30 for buttonholes.

For more information, and to see fascinators available for purchase, check out my Folksy Shop










sorry, I couldn't get this photo to import the correct way round??
Large single flower in white velvet with beads and crystal trimmings.



2 comments:

  1. Thank you! I just love making them... it's difficult to let them go when they sell :)

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