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Silver Sinamay Hat

Added Dec 27, 2013

by schnui

Brisbane, Australia






This hat is completely made using sinamay; a woven plant fibre. It is a relatively easy fibre to work with but as this is the first time I have used sinamay, I know I have lots to learn and improve upon. This hat was part of my assessment for my millinery course and I did choose a difficult style to make for being a first year student. Regardless, I am quite pleased with this hat.

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    Apr 28, 2014, 01.04 AMby cmetzel

    Wow! That is an amazing hat! Fantastic work! xx

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      Apr 28, 2014, 09.17 AMby schnui

      Thanks so much cmetzel. I am looking forward to seeing your embroidered Western shirt. Are you doing hand or machine embroidery?

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      May 6, 2014, 10.51 PMby cmetzel

      Hand embroidery! I would love to do a quick machine embroidery but sadly my machine doesn’t have that capability… :)

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    Feb 23, 2014, 04.31 PMby saxsilverain

    oh my goodness… i nearly squealed from seeing the pics, it’s soooo beautiful! yes, you should definitely feel pleased with this! i would love to wear this hat around in the summer. :)

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      Feb 23, 2014, 07.20 PMby schnui

      Thank-you so much for generous comments.

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    Jan 15, 2014, 02.39 AMby shedoz213

    Love! Love! Love! Absolutely stunning! Great job on the hat!!!!!

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      Jan 15, 2014, 05.28 AMby schnui

      Thank-you so much for your very kind comment.

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    Jan 7, 2014, 03.57 PMby velvetribbon

    This is absolutely beautiful!!!

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      Jan 7, 2014, 11.47 PMby schnui

      Thank-you Hanna, it was fun learning how to make this hat.

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    Jan 2, 2014, 02.06 PMby Makeda Haberdasheress

    This hat is absolutely stunning

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      Jan 2, 2014, 09.37 PMby schnui

      Thank-you Makeda.

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    Jan 1, 2014, 10.25 AMby ealinglou

    I almost want to sign up for a millinery course myself having seen your wonderful hats. The brim on this one is perfect. Keep up the good work.

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      Jan 1, 2014, 01.48 PMby schnui

      Thank- you ealinglou. The millinery course is so much better than I thought it would be and I am now looking forward to starting the next year of lessons.

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    Dec 30, 2013, 04.38 AMby kisses

    Smashing hat…this would be perfect for me to wear to church. Good job Schnui

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      Dec 30, 2013, 04.49 AMby schnui

      Thanks Kisses. Yes, it would make a perfect Church hat. It isn’t suitable for the hot sun though. Purely decorative.

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    Dec 29, 2013, 06.22 PMby MojoHollz

    Your hats are amazing and so well made!

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      Dec 29, 2013, 08.27 PMby schnui

      Thank- you, that is very kind of you.

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    Dec 29, 2013, 04.16 AMby neveenkarnes

    its beautiful!!!

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      Dec 29, 2013, 08.00 AMby schnui

      Thank-you so much neveenkames.

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    Dec 28, 2013, 09.22 PMby martinK

    impressive work!!! like it

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      Dec 28, 2013, 10.15 PMby schnui

      Thank-you Martin.

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    Dec 28, 2013, 04.56 AMby quiltsewsewsue

    All your hats are divine!

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      Dec 28, 2013, 06.09 AMby schnui

      Thanks Sue. I am attending Mt Gravatt TAFE and we have several women from Toowoomba also doing the course. One lady flys down from Mackay each week.

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      Dec 28, 2013, 07.29 AMby quiltsewsewsue

      Interesting to hear that. I have always thought in a different life I might have done millinery – I might have to investigate it further!

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    Dec 27, 2013, 07.58 PMby liliv-1

    This one has a gorgeous shape and the flower is so pretty!! Plus the color is super sweet! It’s my favorite too!

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      Dec 27, 2013, 10.04 PMby schnui

      You are so sweet Liliv. I hope you are well and sewing lots. And I hope you had a lovely Christmas.

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    Dec 27, 2013, 07.42 PMby Kocotte

    me too, I want the same. great job congratulation this one is my favorite and it would suit with my new outfit

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      Dec 27, 2013, 10.03 PMby schnui

      I would love to have you wear it Kocotte with your new outfit. It won’t keep your head warm in winter unfortunately but it will look pretty.

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    Dec 27, 2013, 06.32 PMby Irina Schwab

    OMG you have taken this to a new level!!!

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      Dec 27, 2013, 10.02 PMby schnui

      Thanks Irina. I still have 2 years to go but it is a lovely craft to learn. Having a great teacher really helps.

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    Dec 27, 2013, 04.24 PMby Mary Athey

    This hat is so stunning. I love all of your hats. You have a natural Flair for this x

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      Dec 27, 2013, 10.00 PMby schnui

      Thanks again Mary. I just love making things and hats were the next thing on my agenda. My friends call me Martha, as in Martha Stewart and they encourage me to always be doing something.

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      Dec 28, 2013, 08.30 AMby Mary Athey

      Good compliment lol. I love pretty things and things that enhance an outfit like shoes and bags and hats. I love hats and have a few!! My mum laughs as i never have an oppurtunity to wear them. Once my sewing room is finished (junk room at the minute) i want to display them.your could make a career out of your hats. You are so good, i can’t wait to see what you make at the end of the course x

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    Dec 27, 2013, 09.14 AMby jennyrecorder

    Wowee Marjorie, that is specky, just gorgeous!!!

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      Dec 27, 2013, 10.49 AMby schnui

      Thanks Jenny. This one is purely for looks. It will not keep the sun out.

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    Dec 27, 2013, 08.57 AMby Kokoluna

    Lovely hat – not bad for someone just starting out. Imagine what you will be producing once you have more experience under your belt!

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      Dec 27, 2013, 10.48 AMby schnui

      Thanks so much Kokoluna. I have another 2 years before I can call myself a milliner and because you need so many different materials etc, I may have to move out of my apartment and into a house to store it all.

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    Dec 27, 2013, 08.01 AMby Ellen Hatteland

    I love hats – and this is gorgeous!

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      Dec 27, 2013, 10.46 AMby schnui

      Thanks again Ellen. You are always so kind and generous with your lovely comments.

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    Dec 27, 2013, 06.53 AMby cris orange

    This one is my favourite!

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      Dec 27, 2013, 10.46 AMby schnui

      Thank- you so much cris. It was my teachers favourite in my portfolio of hats.

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    Dec 27, 2013, 04.31 AMby slmnstyle

    Beautiful hat, I want one!

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      Dec 27, 2013, 10.45 AMby schnui

      Thank- you slmnstyle. I would be happy for you to wear it if you lived close by.

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