I’ve been in a internet free basement for a week, so it was wonderful to emerge and discover that I was awarded 1st prize in the Lincoln International Millinery Competition, professional category. The theme was seasons, and my piece Sunrise was inspired by my desire to spend my summers drinking Tequila Sunrises. And not just in summer to be honest!
The piece uses hand painted jinsin to create an ombré tilt base and cocktail umbrellas, topped off with crystal ‘salt’ frosting details. An exhibition is now being curated in the Sam Scorer Gallery in Lincoln.
The prize was hat blocks from @hatblockmaker, which is perfect as I have hardly *cough* any blocks and I need more!
Super thanks to Annette for organising the competition, quite a feat!
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