Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Green Pills And Some Rockin' Feathers

These have been on the block for a few months.        

            These Pills were blocked from parisisal cones.  One I dyed shibori, I did it with clamps and string.  Result "Just OK" The other is one I bought all ready dyed.   I'm using Bungee balls for blocking ties now. I found them at the hardware store.  Love hardware stores too.  They're so much easier to use.  I love'em. 

           Here's something else I love, More Crazy Feathers.  These really look prehistoric to me, all lizardy n' stuff.   They're from an Argus, the feathers say it all.. to me anyway.  They're around 28" or 71cm .  I'm in the process of getting the separations back together.  I'll post them again when I figure out what to do with them.  I don't think I can cut them..


Hats By Lola said...

Very nice, I like both of the green pills, cute.


Hats By Lola said...

Cute, I like both of the green pills.
Keep it up.


Armando y Montez said...

Thank You Lola. I'll do these again in felt.

Cristina - madhatter wannabe said...

They're beauties, love them, love them, want them!!!!

I guess shibori with something as stiff as parasisal is bound not to give much definition?

I love the idea of the bungee balls, and I also love to browse hardware stores!!

The feathers are out of this world...

I'm really happy to see you posting again. I'm your fan #1!!

Thoughts on Life and Millinery. said...

I lust after your hat blocks.

I thrill to any green hat.

What a happy post at the very end of summer!

Missy said...

Beautiful pictures, love the first two!

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Armando y Montez said...

Thanks for all the good words! I really do appreciate them.

Cristina, as far as the Shibori on parasisal I think the dye I used, the economical union dye "Rit" was not the best choice for all that tying and clamping. I should have used Procion MX. My bad..

Jill, Thanks for the comment I figured I'd better get those two "Pills" off the blocks before the Autumnal Equinox.

Allo Missy Thanks for visiting..Love your your Fashion Blog!

sarta mexicana said...

You have the most amazing block collection!

Very nice both of them. Nice shibori I actually like how it is so subtle!


Armando y Montez said...

Thank You Sarta Mexicana. I have a few more to go. I'm going to do these two in felt they give off a totally different vibe..

Jan Wutkowski--Milliner said...

Always love to see what you will post next. Your blocks are amazing! Very, very interesting look to those feathers. Watching for what you do with them.

lolosita said...

Let me be the 80,000th person to comment on how great your blocks are... you are an ebay queen, goin strong since 96! Love you and miss you much, poodle.