I loved the illustrations in this vintage story book. So I wanted to used them for a simple collage. Found some perfect size wooden frames too.
Even though feathers are natural and completely biodegradable they aren’t always ethical. Some birds, like the peacock are sometimes bred just for their feathers and in some places plucked alive. Chickens/cockerel or game feathers tends to be a side product of the meat industry. Which is not very ethical either, but still a waste product. So always worth taking into consideration where your feathers come from. Check out Feathered Fantasy for example. Stylish and sustainably sourced.
This beautiful old feather duster made from cockerel feathers came my way through Shabitat. All the feathers were hand threaded one by one and then rolled around a wooden stick to create the duster.
I unraveled the feather thread and cut off small lengths, glued them onto alligator clips and added vintage buttons. Simple yet effective.
From Mother to Daughter.
My friend Deniz wanted me to customise her mothers wedding dress for her own wedding. I wish I had a photo of the original but I don’t. It had long sleeves and a high collared neckline. After a bit of butchering here is the outcome…
Modelled by Joanna.
Do you have a heirloom dress that you want customised to fit you? Get in touch!