Saturday, January 24, 2009

Ladies Cocktail Hat

I made this hat to be auctioned off at the Heart Beat Ball sponsored by Women's College Hospital to raise funds for Cardiovascular Health Initiatives. The Ball is being held February 6 at the Four Seasons Hotel in Toronto.
The hat began as a piece of flat milliner's felt. I blocked it over one of my antique millinery head forms using lots of steam. Once dry, I designed a heart inspired base. I wired the edges using millinery wire and finished the inside with petersham. I adorned the top with another heart inspired stamen and red feathers.
It will be finished with a custom designed hat pin, made by my jewelery designer daughter Rae Brenne.

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