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spring collection.

Finally I have a few photos to share which I took quickly before the pieces were packed away for delivery. The new pieces are currently a part of a spring racing exhibiton at Wyreena until Saturday November 5th.  I am quite happy with the way they turned out and have found a new love for working with colours.  The exhibition also gave me the push to start focusing more on my flower making as it’s clearly my favourite part of Millinery.  So expect to see more flowers! Making the boater was my biggest challenge as I had to stitch a lot of it by hand as it didn’t always fit under my sewing machine. The straw I used to make the boater came from a lovely vintage haberdashery store called Luccello in Melbourne and all the flowers were made from white cotton.

.wild flowers garland.

Should be called labour of love garland!!!  I dyed, cut and shaped all the flowers using  traditional methods.  I also made the vine alice band.

.migrating butterfly.

love the way this butterfly turned out, but didn’t love the finger cramps it took to make it!!   Apparently I need to build up my finger muscles….  hand dyed and cut from cotton.

.mini boater with poppies.

Making this really reminded me of the fun times of working at Stephen Jones Millinery.  Made using upcycled vintage strip straw.  Poppies dyed and shaped from cotton.

.mixed blossoms button.

Hand blocked straw button beret.  Mixed blossoms and leaves all handmade from white cotton .

.oak leaf corona.

A little roman inspired crown for wearing after winning your next battle!   Handmade double sided leaves and vine.

.wilting hibiscus.

A simple band, topped with five hand dyed and shaped hibiscus flowers.  I need to update this photo as I have now added some crystals to the stamen tips.

Linking back to good life wednesday’s over at a beach cottage.


  1. Bianca, these are absolutely divine! All of your hard work has definitely paid off. The outcome is absolutely magic!

    I love them all — they are perfect for Spring Racing season. Well done!

    xo, Lisa.

  2. Marthes

    They are stunning Bianca!! Love them all I can’t pick. Having seen them at the exhibition they were breath taking – you definitely should continue the old art of flower making, we need to keep these old crafts alive and you certainly have with this collection. Placing an order for a Christmas gift to go overseas – would love one of the magical flowers as a brooch. x

  3. Such beauty Bianca! Gosh, you are so talented. Each one is absolutely stunning… a work of art. I love your style, your designs and your beautiful choice of colours.

  4. Bianca, these are just beautiful.
    What a truly talented artist you are!

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