The position of Bridport as the gateway town to the world famous heritage site of the Jurassic coast was the inspiration for this hat. A play on the word fossilise, the hat shows an image of a section through an ammonite accented by a beautiful pair of eyes from a tiger, now itself an endangered species, recognizing both the fragility and solidity of existence.
The base of the hat was blocked on a wooden button with two layers of buckram and then covered in tarlatan. The images were printed on to cotton lawn by ironing the cotton lawn on to freezer paper and then passing it through a conventional colour printer. The cotton lawn was then bonded to grey silk using bondaweb. The bow is stiffened using a vilene interfacing. The button was finished with petersham ribbon and a simple headband.
Second Prize £250 sponsored by Bridge House Hotel