My friends at Sea Swim Cornwall invited me to design a swim hat.
Here it is:
I made two designs of St Ives Harbour, to show the East and the West of the Harbour.
The black and white is for the flag of Cornwall, which you see on the flag on one of the designs.
You can buy the hat, and many other great swimming-related items, from Sea Swim Cornwall: https://www.seaswimcornwall.co.uk/
Thank you to Tom Foreman of Sea Swim Cornwall for providing reference photos, ideas, inspiration, encouragement and practical help.
Here is me modelling the hat in Brighton last week.
I sketched the design on paper, then photographed it and laboriously traced it using “Graphic” which is a diagramming app.
5 thoughts on “Swim hat: St Ives Cornwall”
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Really interesting these Cornish sketches and I like the design here for the harbour in St Ives…. on a bathing cap!!
Love the sea swim Cornwall design. We move down to Cornwall in the New Year so I may have to get one even if I only use it in the shower lol
I’m so glad you like the design. It was a fun project. Moving to Cornwall – what a great idea! I’ve had some magnificent times there. And I’m sure you need that themed swim hat….
That turned out fantastic! I’m glad the crab made it onto the final design 🙂
I admire all folks who swim in the sea…it looks very very cold to this delicate tropical flower!
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Yes I was really pleased with how it turned out. Swimming in the sea in Cornwall is refreshing but not really so cold, especially in the summer. There are palm trees there! So almost tropical…..:-)