Hand-blocked blue sinamay disc hat base with buntal straw and yellow feather trims. Hand-blocked peach parasisal straw hat base with hand-sculptured bow trim. A black statement piece constructed with duck feathers, peacock feathers, lace, veil and millinery wire Hand-blocked pink sinamay hat base features hand-sculptured white thermoplastic piece trim. Hand-blocked pink sinamay cocktail hat base features hand-pleated taffeta silk, handmade flower and wired silk loops

Karen Morris

Minneapolis
MN
About this Exhibitor / Bio: 

I love making hats; from simple fedoras to a sculptural headpieces.  I was inspired by recent Alexander McQueen exhibition in London.  Color, materials and craftsmanship strived me to do lots of experiments in my new hat collection. I chose Black and red colors as the main them color because I think the combination of these two colors gives the hat a mystic feeling with elegance touch. My work is handcrafted with high quality materials. My favorite fabrics are silk dupioni, silk organza and lace. I applied different kind of fabric manipulation skills with sheer fabrics to create three-dimensional effect for each hats. Additionally, I applied sequins, beads and feather as embellishments to make the hats become "statements".

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