-Jenny Packham (British fashion designer)
I meant to get this post published in june, but life got complicated at the end of May. There were summer classes (which are offered 3 hours daily) and family visits and, as I might have mentioned in some previous post, my youngest daugters wedding. Although, she contracted the services for food and decorations in a package along with the venue, she decided to add her own personal touch to the decor by crocheting up some of the decorations for the receiving hall. So, although she was pretty busy, I really didn't have much to do except prepare myself.
This post is a sort of photo tutorial/description of how I went about preparing my fascinator.
Making my own crochet wedding fascinator
- Thin cotton thread ( I used Petra Cotton # 3) for the head piece
- Fingering weight acrylic yarn in a color similar to the cotton yarn for the head piece. I used a yarn with metallic strands to add a bit of bling to the fascinator.
- 2.75 mm crochet hook
- Tulle to match thread color
- 15- 3 mm beads (used to add additional decoration to the flower)
- Needle and sewing thread in a matching color.
- Hot glue and glue gun
- 20 gauge crafting wire
1. Crochet the base of the fascinator. Find a free pattern on this blog here.
5. Run a 5 inch piece of crafting wire and weave it into the midrib of the leaf. Make a closed loop at each end of the wire, trying to close the loop around and few stitches and at the same time hiding it inside the crochet.