On Saturday, just gone I decided to attend a fascinator making course run by The Thrifty Stitcher and what an amazing experience it was and a wonderful way to spend four hours.
I wasn’t sure what to expect but it was really relaxed and a great bunch of ladies. The perfect setting was in the basement at the Book Club off Old Street. Each one of us had a head block to work with and their were loads of pieces of materials, feathers and jewels to select from to get creative, it was like being in a sweet shop all you needed was an imagination.
The course was been overseen by Paula a professional milliner from Feather Fancies so we were learning from a pro who was sharing tips and made it all look so easy.
Then we had Claire-Louise and Alex the founders of The Thrifty Stitcher on hand to tell us how to put it all together with all the magical stitches which would be hidden to the naked eye. With their wardrobe experience from being on stage was vast and it was great to learn some tips from how it works on stage.
So, with all our materials in front of us off we went. I started off well with creating a pink swirl only to observe someone else creating a 3-D look so off I went to copy them and then it threw the look and I was not really sure where to start. Let’s just say the name my fascinator was given was ‘wedding cake topper’ so that will sum up what I created.
Will I wear it, absolutely because I created it and next time I do the course I will have a clearer idea of what I am trying to achieve as I never realised their were so many different ways of creating and wearing a fascinators and we also got tips of how to ensure they stay on without a ton of hair stray and hair pins.
So, if you have an occasion and can’t find the perfect fascinator to match you need to go along to the course and make your own creation.
Also, it is a great idea for a hen party and I know they are in talks with creating a ‘pamper’ style day and building on this so you incorporate make up and image which will be great as it’s all in a fun environment.
Also, I almost forgot ‘The Book Club’ do the most amazing cocktails and included in the price you get to taste one. Unfortunately, I can’t recall the name but I know it had champagne, sloe gin, raspberry liqueur and one other item in it, so it certainly was a great way to finish off.
Watch this space for more updates on the ‘Hen’ packages.