Friday, February 24, 2012

Got to get making!

Oh my! I just realized that my next show isn't in a month, it's in two-and-a-half weeks. All this experimenting that I've been doing has to, sigh, stop so that I can get to making more tried-and-true wearables. That's not to say that I won't be tinkering again soon—probably after the show—that fooling-around-sort-of-thing is what makes for the new and exciting.

I've been working with a new material called Fosshape. It's a modern version of buckram, but without all the mess. Essentially, it's a foundation material that can be molded with steam or extreme heat, that you can build upon. I bought a few yards of it with a promise to myself that I would use it. I'm doing pretty well so far, though not every hat has worked.

Yesterday I was working on a little number that had a Fosshape base. I decided to call an old friend that I hadn't spoken to in a while because I knew the task ahead of me was a bit tedious, and I needed a distraction. With headset on, I called my friend and set about blind stitching fabric to the base. The call was a good move. We easily spoke for nearly two hours, and the repetition of my task was like background noise. Next step is to sew a lining in.

I'll have this, and the other things that I've been working on with me when I show at Paradise City Marlborough March sixteenth through eighteenth.

If you're thinking of coming to me looking for something special (i.e. special color or material) give me a heads up and I'll try have something to show you.

Hope to see you in Marlborough!

1 comment:

Thermoman said...

Hello Denishe Hats- Enjoyed...and nice to see you working with FOSSHAPE. I'm from the development and manufacturing side of this unique material. Also available from Since Marlborough is not far from me, hope to stop in next month and maybe say hello.