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The Wedding Hat by Jackie Wills 2016

About this project

During 2016 I was invited to a wedding and the dress code was ‘creative’. Guests were curious with the hat I designed and it was passed around for people to try on.  I captured Joh wearing it and from the photo created a small textile wall hanging.  Acrylic paint, crochet cotton & silk fabric applique along with a combination of threads have been used to transform the original hat creation onto denim and into a portrait.  The finished portrait measures 30cm x 33cm.


£150 — £1000


portrait, textile art, denim, fauna, embroidery, textiles, wallhanging, hat




Mixed Media, Textiles
The Wedding Hat detail
detail of The Wedding Hat. Hand painted showing intricate stitching and colour variation.
The Wedding Hat
Portrait of Joh wearing The Wedding Hat. Hand painted, then randomly machine embroidered onto denim, enhanced by silk applique and cotton couching
The Wedding Hat
Work in progress. Detail image before portrait was embroidered.

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