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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 labels and looking at the hand stitching I would guess that it was a hand made item from around the 1950’s.

Whatever its origin, it always gives me joy to imagine someone actually making and wearing this lovely little vintage shamrock hat.

The Decaying splendour of The Vintage Shamrock Hat

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