(Sina)Major Tom - Fascinator making

Friday, 3 June 2011 § 0

Last night, June 2nd, was our fascintaor workshop, which Hayley titled (Sina)Major Tom. Sinamay is the name of the material used to make the fascinator bases. See what she did there?!

After everyone got settled Hayley started the demonstration. She showed us how to make the fascinator bases on a homemade hat block (very WI!).

The sinamay is steamed with an iron and stretched over the round base (in this case, half a polystyrene ball stuck on to a chopping board!) and pinned down. It then holds the curve so you can cut out a shape for your fascinator base that will sit nicely against your head.

Here are all the girls getting started. You will notice we decided to do the session in the bar area, as it's more cosy and closer to the booze! Also, it was easier to tidy up at the end!

Here is Helen working away. The sinamay base is edged with bias binding to make it neat and pretty. Helen left the base plain and went crazy with the buttons! 

See how happy our Buns & Roses members are!

Finally, here is Steph sporting her finished fascinator. She added pink feathers and buttons.

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