The beautiful man

The beautiful man

Friday, 17 February 2012

Mr Treacy's Feather Salad

Visiting the new exhibition at Hat Works, Stockport this week, 'The Finishing Touch', all about the many varieties of trimmings available to milliners from feathers to plastics, I really enjoyed watching the SHOWstudio films of Mr Treacy and Mr Jones. Watching the mastery of Philip Treacy is a joy, though quite jealous when he nonchalantly steams some esparterie around a block and elegantly sews tip to band. The work is beautiful, using tongues to curve feathers just so and the placement afterwards.
screen grab from SHOWstudio film-Philip in red

Cutting and shaping feathers

Attaching feathers to silk and esparterie

Gorgeous curled feathers

So a trip to the exhibition will let you see the finished piece and much much more as there is some stunning headwear on show or a visit to the web site of SHOWstudio to view the clips or grab that Stephen Jones downloadable pattern.
Stephen Jones and one of his hats
The joy of watching Mr Jones and his humour can't be missed either as he creates a blue peter-esque flower arrangement whilst drinking a bloody Mary, pure brilliance.

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