This is a black Silk velvet headband. The black vintage silk velvet has been wrapped around a wide headband together with vintage black silk chiffon beaded with black glass beads. It is one of the new range of headbands from Wendy.
The black silk velvet used in this headband was acquired from a 1940s skirt in the Charlotte Smith collection (https://www.thecharlottesmithcollection.com) that had been too damaged to still wear as a skirt but fortunately most of the fabric was still in beautiful condition. Wendy has put this gorgeous fabric to good use in this headband.
Most material referred to as Silk velvet is usually a mix of silk and rayon. In this hat the silk velvet used from the discarded skirt in the Charlotte Smith Collection is made from 100% pure silk.
The second material used is a vintage black silk chiffon with black glass beads. In using the two black silk materials Wendy has made this black silk velvet headband by padding each piece separately then cleverly hand twisting them together. She has then hand sewn the two twisted materials to a wide black headband. The padding of the two materials give fullness, structure and height to the headband. It is a totally unique technique and finish.
This headband is extremely easy to wear and perfect for so many occasions. When all you want is a simple but stunning black comfortable headband to wear this is perfect.
There is a comb attached at the base of the headband for added security and comfort.
This is a unique piece made from a limited supply of vintage silk. It cannot be replicated.
This style and shape of twisted headband can of course be made to order in different fabrics and other colour combinations. Price for orders will vary depending on the fabric used. Please contact Wendy at Wendy@wendyscully.com or call +61416310028 to discuss commissioning a special piece to suit your outfit or occasion.
We do not accept returns on made to order pieces.