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K
AREN
H
OBBS


Costume Designer, Maker, Stylist, & Wardrobe Supervisor



Never A Dull Moment

Handcrafted Treasures

Handcrafted Treasures #2 The Vintage Shamrock Hat

Posted on 28 Mar 2018 in Handcrafted Treasures, Uncategorized | 0 comments

This gem was languishing in a London charity shop when I was attracted by it’s decaying splendour. When I discovered it, the pale green Tulle fascinator was almost completely shredded, so I hastily removed it,  but you can still see the same fabric inside, stitched to the blocked straw Clover leaves. Construction is supported by a millinery wire frame and the Russia braid that gives detail on the leafs and stalks is now faded to the palest green. The jury is out on the main fabric – it feels soft, the texture of brushed Nylon, and it’s hard to see if it was knitted or woven. There are no manufacturers […]

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Handcrafted Treasures. # 1 The Pansy Cloth

Posted on 26 Feb 2018 in Handcrafted Treasures | 0 comments

As an antidote to the frenetic pace of life as a London based freelance Costumier, juggling contracts in TV and Theatre, I want to make time to document some crafts and skills that are becoming eroded by modern life.  I want to offset the high tech world of the media, long working hours and a work/life balance that leaves precious little time for hobbies and pastimes by celebrating hand made items, each piece a tangible reminder of the lost value of everyday domestic craft. It gives me great joy to discover and rescue a piece of work that has been lovingly created, but somehow abandoned to a charity shop, car […]

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