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Fascinators have never been more popular, and this book is a wonderful introduction to learning how to make fascinators. Once you’ve mastered the simple basic techniques of how to make fascinators, you’ll go on to create your own unique style – and the range you can make is absolutely infinite.
A large (104 page) paperback, this book contains a wealth of invaluable information about how to make fascinators, and is written by award-winning milliner Kerry Aston.
With 14 fascinator projects from easy to advanced, there is something for everyone in this beautifully photographed book. Kerry starts with a handful of basic techniques that you will use over and over again when you make fascinators. She then goes on to guide you through the 14 projects, each with detailed full colour step-by-step photographs. The book also contains a large number of gorgeous photographs of the finished fascinators being worn, together with studio shots of similar-but-different fascinators to demonstrate how to make other styles using the same techniques. A truly versatile book and a must-have for anyone interested in learning how to make fascinators.
Kerry is an award-winning milliner, and her fascinators have been featured in Vogue, showcased on the catwalk and worn at Royal Ascot.
Award-winning milliner Davina Lynch.
“Fabulous Fascinators by Kerry Aston is a wonderful, enjoyable book for anyone learning to make fascinators. The book opens by giving the reader a clear understanding of fascinators, materials and equipment used, and develops into a detailed step-by-step guide to creating 14 different fascinators, each illustrated with photographs, and the book includes patterns to guide you through. All the basic millinery techniques are covered. Kerry has created a lovely book packed with lots of information on how to make fascinators for any budding milliner.”
Mandi Kingsbury. Fashion Director and Stylist. Judge, Jaguar Style Stakes 2013, Dubai World Cup.
Fabulous Fascinators is truly an amazing and fun paperback, packed with substance and detail. Kerry Aston, an award winning milliner whose work has graced Royal Ascot and the pages of Vogue, has created a step-by-step ‘how-to’ introduction to learning to make beautiful fascinators. Whether you are a novice or experienced when it comes to creating headpieces, Kerry delivers techniques for feather dying, forming chic bows, flowers, to advanced moulding of fascinator hat block forms. All demonstrated through photographic documentation and patterns, simplifying the process. Although extensive direction is given, she encourages individualism and creativity for out-of-the-box thinking to ensure the reader adds their own personal taste to their creation. This book provides not just an addictive manual for a hat making hobbyist, but also an insight to the history and forward thinking approach of where the future of millinery is heading.
Mandi Kingsbury. Mandi’s Facebook page
This is a lovely book to get you started and excited with fascinator making. Easy to follow steps and a variety of ideas accompany each project. Judy Bentinck Millinery. Judy Bentinck trained with Rose Cory, Royal Warrant Holder and world-renowned teacher. There’s also a lovely article about the working life of a milliner, featuring Judy Bentinck, on the Guardian website.
What a wonderful clear & concise book on Fascinators. The instructions are easy to follow. The photos are attractive & colorful. I believe this book will not only be inspirational for hobbyists & beginners but also a great reference book for any milliner. It will be a great addition to my library. Well done Kerry Aston & How2hats. Louise Green – three times winner of Millinery Designer of the year, owner of one of the most successful high-end millinery companies in the US. Louise has created hats for Paris Hilton, Snoop Dog and Carlos Santana, among many others.
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