Rawhide Gifts Bonnets and Bootjacks,
Just added a new page of long necked, longer brimmed women's sunbonnets. Just testing out the response of these bonnets, but currently a few are availble. Each bonnet is labeled with information that will be of value to re-enmactors and the like concerning period correct-ness. While each bonnet is period correct in design, not all are if the pattern or material used is modern.
These are the new denim jacket embroidered denim shirt and denim jacket appliques. I started making several and testing how they would look when sewn on a garment. If push came to shove, my favorites are the most colorful ones done on black.
Some have been embroidered on denim and what is so much fun doing that is each piece of denim (because of weights and dye processes) are different.
I decided that the two I sewed on lighter weight material will go great on a lightweight shirt, but from now on, all the zuni bear applique patches will be sewn on denim or a lighter weight black canvas. Not only will this make the patches more durable in the long run, but the dark color will give excellent contrast to the vibrant colors of these bears.
I have a few more to get embroidered and added to the page, but in the meantime, the ones I have up are here at http://www.rawhidestudios.com/zuni-bear-southwest-native-american-blue-jean-denim-jacket-diy-appliques/
My sister got this old style bonnet from an estate sale or something of that nature. I thought it was intriguing enough for me to play with and see if I could make a pattern from it.
The first time was…while not quite a mess, didn't look right and the pieces weren't fitting the way I knew they should. The side pieces I ended up having to angle upwards and top stitch. So I decided to go back to the drawing board, start again, tweak the pieces I had originally cut and redo the pattern pieces and this is what I came up with. (lower right)
This was fun… Though simple, I still had not ever made a pattern from something that was already made without tearing the item apart. It meant throwing away my first experiments.
I would consider this a period correct bonnet not only in it's design, but because I also use homespun cotton. Homespun is a bit rough and scratchy to the touch but if you are a re-enactor and looking for something that is authentic, these period bonnets would work for just that purpose.
I will try to post this after looking to see if all the photos I took are clear, then add info on how I did this bonnet. At some point, I would like to see about tweaking the pattern again so that there is a choice of the longer brim that I made and a shorter one as well as making the cap a bit fuller.
I would like to try to use the same pieces and maybe make the brim smaller, mabye the back cap more gathered. However, when I showed my sister the end result, she preferred the result I came up with rather than the original. All a matter of taste 🙂 This was fun though !!
These earrings are hand made and hand painted. They carve the feathers then paint them usnig the colors that the bird they mimic wears. Some I order with beaded dangles, others without. Some are larger, some smaller and some are double sets. I have even had the triple feather sets but sell more of the singles and doubles. I have 4 or more sets to put up yet but please at least visit here to see the new ones I have posted.
This company has ventured out lately into new feather colors and feather combinations. Honestly, I am attracted to colorful things and sometimes reven eally brightly colored things! The Cardinal/Western Tanager earring set is actually striking and beautiful.
All of these earrings are guaranteed but there are a few cavets which are really only common sense. Don't wear them in the pool, shower, sauna or hot tob. Don't wear them to bed. And don't use anything harsh to clean the posts.
Keep in mind that anything you see can be tailor made for you. If you see a set you like but the feathers are too large or too small, for instance, it's a simple matter to order the same set the way you want them!
Ladies Sunbonnet for Reenactors, Gardening or Cancer Prevention
Bootjacks and Boot pulls, both pine wood and cedar wood. Personalized or Standard
Guaranteed High Quality Montana Silversmith Ladies Bracelets
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