Reinventing plastic waste.
This is part of my collection of Easter bonnets, of which I have many. All the bases on which these hats are built upon, come from recycled plastic packaging. (yogurt pots etc). Plastic packing is a crime of our times and I find it difficult to throw it away.
Over the years I have tried to find ways of using it creatively, and confess now that I have a large blue Ikea bag filled with various sizes of plastic containers stacked inside one another according to their shape, waiting for such a time when they can have a new life.
My intention has always been to do a hat-making workshop and so I collect… and I collect … and I collect. My collecting obsession bothers me at times and then I must get a grip on myself and throw potential creativity in the plastic recycling.
Tricky decisions: I made this little hat especially for the King’s garden party a few years ago (I was not personally invited, just a sidekick), and got loads of lovely comments about it. The rebel in me loved that I was wearing a bit of transformed plastic on my head for such a royal occasion.