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Hi there everyone, it's been a while ! As always when I'm working on costumes for a play my blogging seems to suffer ( along with my social life and everything else for that matter!)
I've been working on a great production of Oh What A Lovely War put on by Everyman Theatre company to mark the centenary of the start of WW1. Surprisingly, one of my biggiest jobs on the show was making pompoms to be worn as part of the actors Pierrot style clown costumes worn thourghout the performance . Can you belive I ended up making over 100 pompoms? Here is a sneaky pic of our lovely cast in action in their costumes.
I thought at first that I would after completing my mammoth pompom making task I would never want to see another pompom again, But I have actually grown to find a strange satisfaction in making them and now keep finding myself wanting to make a pompom just for the sake of it. Which lead me to think maybe I could use them as a cute trim for millinery work and started looking at how other designers had used them.
Here are few of my favourite ones:
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I love the shear volume of pompoms used in this piece by Soren Bach, the colours are so striking and vibrant. This piece is so much fun and I bet its quite cosy as well.
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This piece by Awon Gulding is another really playfull take. I love fun creative millinery that is still wearable It's such a simple idea but executed really well and I love the idea of having ice creamed themse accessories!
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Anyway I hope my little collection of popoms hats has brighted up your day, I'm off to make some more pompoms and then find a use for them xxx