08 October 2010

beautiful beans

Just as I'm the only blogger within reach of London to have missed Origin, I fear I'll be the only one to miss the Knitting and Stitching Show at Alexandra Palace. Sigh.

But it's not the yarn stands I'm bothered about, as the wonderful Mrs Moon is just down the road, and I really do have plenty of skeins stashed away. I'm sad about missing milliner Deirdre Hawken, who has an artist's stand this year.

I was fascinated by her beaded Cauliflower Headpiece in the 2009 Hats exhibition at the V&A. And later, having corresponded with Deirdre via email and seen more of her work, I fell head-over-heels for her Broad Bean Salad Hat:

image: Deirdre Hawken

Our fresh-picked beans from the plot may be good, but Deirdre's beans are fabulous!

10 comments:

  1. That's wonderful. All it needs is a slug or two!

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  2. Worry ye not - I'm missing Alexandra Palace too. That hat is amazing!

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  3. It would make a good bridesmaid's bouquet!

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  4. Now I wish I had taken photographs for you. The hats were beautiful. All in miniature with the most exquisite detail.

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  5. I too missed it - although am somewhat relieved. The slow pace, trugs on wheels and sharp elbows kill me everytime!

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  6. I was thrilled to catch the Hats exhibit on my last visit over, absolutely fascinating! Like Seymour, I thought this would make a gorgeous edible bouquet.

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  7. Oh my, that really is a hat and half!

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