Leanne Cairns

2-Way

Leanne Cairns

Leanne Cairns – United Kingdom

2-Way

Category: Traditional

Description

This design emerged from a problem a client had of 2 weddings one day after the other,one set of accessories but different outfits.So I came up with a 2 in one design with the original design and an add-on part that would make the original transform into a different shape,size and different layout of colours while staying colour co-ordinated with the dresses.With the Fusion of the add-on part to the original base design,I thought it apt for entry here, while using totally traditional hand made techniques and materials it has a modern approach that could be expanded on for the fascinator market,this I will be trying to bring to market soon and winning a prize for it would help greatly.I do hope you like my design and idea?

Materials

  • Sinamay stiffened
  • Jacquard acid dye
  • Millinery wire
  • Crinoline
  • Thread poly cotton
  • Curled ostrich spine

Techniques

  • Sinamay dyed- large pot,water,vinegar and acid dyes mixed to colour
  • Blocking of two different coloured bases- wooden button block,water,stiffnerand pins
  • Wiring hand sewn wiring stich-ferrule,marker pen,cutters
  • Sinamay bias edging-iron and water spray
  • Ostrich spine dyed-curled with steamer and rolling pin
  • Crinoline 15 cm x2 m wide-gathered,twisted and sewn to bases

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2018-01-22T21:11:31+00:00

22 Comments

  1. Lee Harrison January 31, 2018 at 8:32 pm - Reply

    Really lovely

  2. Angela newton January 31, 2018 at 10:26 pm - Reply

    Wow! Beautiful!

  3. Trudy Comfort February 1, 2018 at 9:05 am - Reply

    Beautiful 😍

  4. Elaine Murdoch February 1, 2018 at 11:11 am - Reply

    Leanne, you are so talented xx

  5. Laraine Davidson February 1, 2018 at 12:00 pm - Reply

    Stunning ❤️

  6. Leanne February 1, 2018 at 12:25 pm - Reply

    Love this 😍😍

  7. Lee Galbraith February 1, 2018 at 1:19 pm - Reply

    Beautiful x

  8. Gillian Woods February 1, 2018 at 1:20 pm - Reply

    Gorgeous Leanne 😍

  9. Karen Wallace February 1, 2018 at 1:20 pm - Reply

    Such a fabulous talent xx

  10. Alana Dick February 1, 2018 at 1:30 pm - Reply

    Amazing talented lady xx

  11. Clare February 1, 2018 at 2:04 pm - Reply

    So lovely!!

  12. Nan February 1, 2018 at 3:45 pm - Reply

    Looks fantastic!

  13. Lydia Macleod February 1, 2018 at 8:44 pm - Reply

    Love the accent colour beautiful

  14. michelle millar February 1, 2018 at 9:00 pm - Reply

    massive good luck leanne..you hav many talents and your work is unique…you deserve to win..

  15. donna February 1, 2018 at 10:34 pm - Reply

    i love it x looks amazing x

  16. Amanda McMillan-Grant February 2, 2018 at 9:33 am - Reply

    Stunning fascinator, fabulous idea x

  17. Helen Braiden February 2, 2018 at 5:56 pm - Reply

    Beautiful work – very talented. Good luck x

  18. Lynne Allison February 3, 2018 at 2:17 pm - Reply

    Lovely work, good luck. Lynne

  19. Maxine Allan February 8, 2018 at 8:59 am - Reply

    Beautiful, good luck x

  20. Jan Templeton February 9, 2018 at 6:59 pm - Reply

    What a great idea Leanne. Good luck!

  21. Lesley Boyce February 14, 2018 at 6:11 pm - Reply

    Such a talent. Fantastic innovation xx

  22. Donna gibb February 15, 2018 at 9:22 am - Reply

    This is so lovely! You are very talented x

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