Monday, July 29, 2013
Anyways, I had the hat, and I wore it to the lake (the one I STILL want to do a cosplay pirate shoot at, but haven't had the convenience, nor the freedom, to do so yet) and realized it wasn't very good at blocking the sun. It's got these huge holes woven into it.
It's made of Chinese paper. I think u can buy it on spools at basket/crafting stores. It's also handwoven. I can tell.
It also had seashells & crystals glued onto a string around the hat, but not done very well...
It's called Whitman's pond.
Not so great at blocking the sun!
Got a scalp sunburn!
So, I grabbed my bags of ribbon spools and started weaving ribbons into the hat...
And, next thing I knew, it became more intricate.
I wasn't intending for the whole thing to be monochromatic purple, but that's what happened.
I also didn't know I had so many varieties of purple ribbons!
I also used some black ribbons as well.
It was VERY tedious!
I had to use a chopstick to weave the ribbon into it.
Here it is with just the to art done.
I kind just went with it on this hat. i didn;t know what this artistic project wanted to be, exactly, yet...
I ONLY had a kind of feeling...
So, I just kept going until I felt satisfied...
But... anyways... I kept feeling it was unfinished... and has some feeling of a sense that I wanted/needed to do something more with it... but, what???
But, while I was researching DIY BOHO hats, I found THIS gorgeous character!
She reminds me of the kool kinda folks I like to hang with in Philadelphia. ^_^
Here's her post about it if you want to read it.
Next thing I knew I found a bunch of other such similar hats on Etsy...
So, I thought: OK!
Let's turn this mutha out! (90s reference XD -yeah... it's true... I'm a dork IRL.)
So, I took it, and made it a pirate hat.
I'll show some more in my next blog post...