Tuesday, March 18, 2008

Prototype Complete!

After nearly a week of work, my tatted hat prototype is finished & shock of all shocks, it actually LOOKS like a hat!



I found a vintage tatting pattern for a baby bonnet, modified it until it looks almost nothing like the source material and tatting for almost a week straight. Although I think it looks great, I think I might get some ribbon & thread it through the holes in the center of the round motifs. I was also thinking of adding a tatted flower there as well.

I'm wondering if I should list this on etsy as a custom hat available in many colors, or if I should actually make one up in black or another color. This is one of those projects that takes so long to do that I might cry if I made one up & it never sold. Not to mention the final cost has me scratching my head. If I'm being honest the cost would probably be upwards of $200, but I kind of doubt that it would sell at that price.

Any and all opinions on any of these matters are very gratefully accepted!


13 comments:

my little Aura said...

love it!!!!!!!
you has to sell them, make one hat you sure will sell it

Good luck!
barbara

Merrill said...

O. M. G. One of the most stunning things I have EVER seen. Would be gorgeous to do a bridal piece in the tatting as well.

My grandmother tats. :-)

Bamabelle Siamese said...

LOVELY !!!! There is NOTHING of yours that doesn't make me salivate !!!

aweso said...

that's so gorgeous! i don't think i've ever seen a tatted hat.
i macrame and crochet; tatting is on my to-learn list.. you inspire me!

talk about hours and hours of painstakingly intricate work! with crafts like this, it really is difficult to charge a reasonable selling price that covers all of the time you put into it. good luck finding the happy medium!

LazyTcrochet said...

Wow! It is beautiful. I love vintage-style hats and putting a new spin on old-style techniques. This is wonderful. Well-done!

julia said...

tatting amazes me! Yours is beautiful.

Helen said...

That is awesome. I have tried tatting so many times with no good results. It is becoming such a lost art... you sure have it mastered ;)

Deb DiSalvo said...

OMG - I love this! You should definately sell it, although it would be extremely difficult to let something like that go due to all the work you put into it. I cannot even imagine the hours you put into it! Fabulous!

Wonderfully Sew Knit said...

Wow, that is so pretty!

JLC Studio said...

This is great!! Love your photos too...great idea with both!

Distressing Delilah said...

just beautiful!

crewelwhorled said...

Make one and list it for 200--you might be surprised. One store owner I know routinely suggests that people double their prices if the work is good but not selling. I know people who would pay for it, and you only need one, right?

High Desert Diva said...

Wonderful!