RMA Members Continue to Shine
Our amazingly talented members have done so well this year. Congratulations Everyone!
I have been entering the Master Millinery award at the Melbourne Show for a few
years now and enjoy the challenge of pushing the creativity boundaries and being
judged by professional milliners who critique all aspects of the piece.
I didn’t have any specific inspiration for this piece, it just came about from
ideas I had from a few other pieces I was working on. I had just recently
purchased the hat block and was keen to put it to use. Red is one of my
favourite colours, so I wanted to work with it. I had used the black and white
netting on another hat and liked the effect, so though I would include that as
well and the rest just came about.
This piece was certainly a challenge and I loved that it really pushed me to
think about how I was going to complete each step and how all of the pieces were
going to fit in together.
My inspiration came from sculptural art. I wanted to include my signature braid
work because I love the effect it has and I also wanted to include a new
techniques I had learnt from Ian Bennett.
3rd RASV Formal Headwear
My inspiration for my hat was the beaded material itself and a desire to create something completley different to my usual style.
I felt I needed to start looking outside the box to expand my millinery range.
1st RASV Winter Millinery
1st RASV Millinery Trim
1st RASV Themed Wearable Art Millinery- Top Hat
I had always dreamed of entering the Melbourne Show since I was a small girl. Last year was my first time entering, so it was a thrill to receive awards this year.
I continue to try new ideas, some of which work out, like my 4 Point Turban in Velvet. It was a very challenging design but satisfying to make.
My hand painted birds are my favourite millinery motifs to make and I have a soft spot for little Top Hats.
I like to focus on what I do well and hopefully, take it up a notch or two.
3rd RASV Masters of Millinery
1st RASV Formal Headwear
Commended RASV Millinery Trim