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Thursday, November 3, 2011

Toile de Jouy Trilby Hat

Made of repurposed toile de jouy and tie silk.  Details of the machine-embroidered scenery and attached flowers follow:
Toile La La millinery design and photo.
Toile La La millinery design and photo.
Vignettes depict farm and pastoral life.

I embroidered straw hats on the basset hound and many of the people within the scenery.
Toile La La millinery design and photo.
Very soon, it is my goal to create more of these trilbies in other Toile de Jouy prints (not all will be repurposed, but I'll use the recycled material until it is depleted) and they will be available to buy.  Ideally, they might be customized with flowers, trim, and embroidery specified by the client.

The toile de jouy fabric is one of my favorites because of its history.  Developed circa eighteenth century, near Versailles - in the town of Jouy-en-Josas, Toile de Jouy is sometimes referred to as "cloth of joy".