Friday, 30 April 2010
We have been asked by Bankfield Museum to use a range of their collection of hats from 1860 to 1960 as inspiration to create new pieces or look at ways to re-create pieces from the past. The hats need to be completed by October 25th and the exhibition opens in the first week of November 2010 for two months. The exhibition has resulted from an earlier collaboration with the museum with City & Guilds students where all the hast exhibited were the groups own hats, this time there will be the mix of the archive inspiration and the exciting new creations, all in the name of showing the wonders of Bankfield and the fantastical art of millinery.
The Braid straw hat has a overly large crown, and inside there is a smaller head fitting, with a silk draw string lining to enable the hat to fit. The lining had pin home marks in it showing that it must have also been secured with hat pins. The lining has a lovely gold crest printed in the tip of the crown.