12th October 2017: Parasol I covered an old umbrella in hessian and canvas for this. Annoyingly no umbrellas in the right shape had 10 spokes so I've had to just cope with it being 8 ;__; For the lace, I bought some beautiful pink lace and carefully dyed part of it purple. The other option was to sew 2 laces together and yeah, stuff that.
The designs on the canvas were painted freehand with white fabric paint. The 'frame' is black Worbla painted gold. It went a bit wibbly in some parts so if there's time I'll redo those bits.
For the handle, I cut off the curved section of the orginal handle and built a new one with craft foam, and covered that in more black Worbla. I'm in the process of priming it but I'm happy with how it looks!
If I have time, I'm going to glue some pretty lace into the underside of the umbrella. The fabric choices make it too heavy to do double-sided, but some nice lightweight lace to cover up the interior will do the trick!