Block of the Month – December 2016

Every month we offer a discount on one of our popular designs and this month it is the small saucer block FB7. Over the years we’ve sold many of these to our customers and seen some very varied creations. A fantastic example of what can be done with this block is the hat below from  Aoife Kirwan Millinery.

As with many of our saucer blocks, this one comes with a presser and it couldn’t be more simple to block. The sinamay is draped over the block and the presser held in place with a weight. You then simply pin the rest of the material down the sides or underneath. After blocking the shape you achieve by cutting can produce many different results. 

Swirl by Aoife Kirwan

Image from from Heidi Higgins S/S13 campaign, www.heidihiggins.com shot by German Collins, modelled by Sarah Morrissey from Assets.

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Violet Peacock

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Violet Peacock

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Elly Styemerdink

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Eibhilín Nic Ghiolla Bhuí

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Gillian Matthews

Gillian Matthews

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Maria Jose Cabrera

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Forest Flame Millinery

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Desiree Spice

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Tineke Koks

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Lynn Pilley

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Eibhilín Nic Ghiolla Bhuí

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Brigitte Varnier

You will receive 15% discount on the prices below when you quote ‘Block of the Month’

Keep a check on this page as we bring you a new offer every month.

FB7 – Saucer Block

£147.00

A block to make a smaller saucer style fascinator. The small dome part is placed upside down into the hole with fabric inbetween which is then pinned down the sides. The result could be cut at a nice angle from low to high or evenly all round – whatever takes your fancy. Also available with a string groove. 235mm diameter.

Ex VAT £122.50

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