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Making Fascinators
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Matilda Warr of Kokoberi Bespoke Headpieces teaches you in easy stages and with lots of clear pictures how to make a variety of gorgeous fascinators. In detailed video clips she demonstrates all the different techniques, so you can follow exactly how everything is done. Each fascinator is presented on a real model to show how is it worn and how it looks from several angles - a great help when you are trying to choose which fascinator will suit you and your hairstyle. Learn how to make fabric flowers, so you can create your own fascinator designs, not limited by the size and shape of the ready-made flowers you can buy. Most of the materials Matilda uses are readily available, and you don't have to spend a lot of money to achieve a stunning professional finish.
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INTRODUCTION: What are fascinators and why do we wear them?; Why a fascinator and not a hat?; Finding out what suits you. HISTORY OF HEADDRESSES: Ancient Egypt, Greece and Roman Empire; Medieval Europe; Eastern regions; Africa and Early Americas; Europe 1500 - 2000; Global Styles today. TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT: What to use when cutting, twisting, sealing etc. MATERIALS: What materials can I use?; Where can I buy/find them?; Care needed. TECHNIQUES: Working with various fabrics; Working with Sinamay; Flower making; Arranging feathers. FASCINATOR PROJECTS WITH VIDEO: Sinamay Fascinator; Fascinator with a veil; Cocktail Fascinator; Baseless Fascinator; Aston Fascinator; Bohemian Fascinator; Bridal Fascinator. CONCLUSIONS, ABOUT THE AUTHOR, more Vivebooks

About the Author

Matilda Warr runs her own accessory design company, Kokoberi Bespoke Headpieces, from her base in Birmingham, UK. Her designs focus on handmade flowers of various materials, customised for each of her clients. Some of her designs are also sold through Sapelle, a stockist in London and the USA. She is inspired by Haute Couture. In May 2014 Kokoberi was chosen as a finalist for the Midlands Fashion Awards. Matilda has a wide experience in design, having worked as an interior designer and a graphic designer. She also has a degree in Integrated Design, from Germany.

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