Hatpin silkworm cocoons

£28.00

Silkworm pin cocoons dyed to stunning colours

The Silkworm cocoons are dyed to stunning colours then transformed into the brilliant artwork you see on my website.

There are two available the first one in the image show is Orange Red and Black

.The second Sunshine Yellow and Mulberry – each has coloured strands with added beads on their ends.

In Britain demand eventually outgrew the number that could be supplied by hand-making, and they began to be imported from France.

In 1832 a machine was invented in American which could mass-produce the pins, and they became much more affordable.

During the 1880s, bonnets gave way to hats, and the popularity of hatpins soared.

They remained a standard women’s accessory through the 1910s and were produced in a vast range of materials and types. Hatpin holder boxes were also produced.

Price: £28.00

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Description

The Silkworm cocoons ideal for embellishing a hat for Ascot, wedding, in fact, any special occasion.

The hand-dyed cocoons I will say brighten a jacket worn on the lapel for example or clear statement on any clothing. 

To team with the Pin, I can also show you the silkworm cocoon necklace to make a fabulous set.

Dyed to stunning colours then transformed into the brilliant artwork you see on my website.

There are two available the first one in the image show is Orange Red and Black.

.The second Sunshine Yellow and Mulberry -each has coloured strands with added beads on their ends.

The hand-dyed cocoons will brighten a jacket worn on the lapel for example or clear statement on any clothing. 

To team with the Pin, I can also show you the silkworm cocoon necklace to make a fabulous set.

Very easy to wear, so different.

Interesting facts

Hatpins sometimes used by women to defend themselves against assault by men.

Laws passed in 1908 in America that limited the length of hatpins, as there was a concern they might be used by suffragettes as weapons. 

Also by the 1910s, laws were passed requiring hatpin tips to be covered so as not to injure people accidentally. 

 Poorer women often had to make do with imitation items like potato pieces and cork.

Police in Oslo advised that passengers with uncovered hatpins be told to leave the trams.

No law, however, had been passed against boarding a tram with uncovered hatpins.

The tram staff had also stopped selling hatpin covers on bo on board the trams,

as regulations on the subject appeared so confusing that the onboard staff preferred not to interfere.

The hatpin was invented to hold wimples and veils in place, and was handmade.

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