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Welcome to Elephunk's Trunk, a treasure chest of funky elegance!

I first became interested in sewing and hats through costuming--Halloween has long been my favorite holiday and ever since high school my costumes have been more abstract art pieces than anything else. They usually center on a piece of head sculpture made by making a plaster mold of my head and then building off of it. The same interest in the dramatic has led to an interest in the fashion of the first half of the 20th Century and especially to the beautiful, elegant hats of that period.

Unfortunately I have a very small head, so every hat I've ever found slides right down my forehead to sit on the tip of my nose. Finally I decided that if I couldn't buy hats I would just have to learn how to make them! And I had so much fun, I figured I should make them for…

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  • Female
  • Born on December 26
  • Joined February 15, 2009

Favorite materials

fabric, plaster, paint, yarn, ribbon, mirrors, old saris

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About

Welcome to Elephunk's Trunk, a treasure chest of funky elegance!

I first became interested in sewing and hats through costuming--Halloween has long been my favorite holiday and ever since high school my costumes have been more abstract art pieces than anything else. They usually center on a piece of head sculpture made by making a plaster mold of my head and then building off of it. The same interest in the dramatic has led to an interest in the fashion of the first half of the 20th Century and especially to the beautiful, elegant hats of that period.

Unfortunately I have a very small head, so every hat I've ever found slides right down my forehead to sit on the tip of my nose. Finally I decided that if I couldn't buy hats I would just have to learn how to make them! And I had so much fun, I figured I should make them for other people too!

Look for Elephunk's Trunk around the web!
blog: www.ElephunksTrunk.blogspot.com
twitter: twitter.com/elephunkstrunk
flickr: http://www.flickr.com/photos/37431093@N07/
facebook: www.facebook.com/ElephunksTrunk

Read interviews and write-ups about Elephunk's Trunk:

The EclecticElement:
http://tiny.cc/jLSEa

Foxy G's Den of in-knit-quity: Art from the Heart:
http://tiny.cc/WinRk

Seedlings: Jewelry Because:
http://tinyurl.com/ldldbc

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