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Lace stiffening, best product?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Christine Amanda yesterday. 4 Replies

How do you stiffen your lace? I am not having much luck. I tried gelatine, tried PVA granules, and PVA/water 50/50 on guipure lace.. No luck. Should I try the chemical stiffener in the tin? I want to…Continue

Wiring support technique

Started this discussion. Last reply by Shara LaFave May 28, 2015. 18 Replies

Hi milliners. I am wanting to make a couple of large tear drop and saucer type hats which sit at the front on the forehead. One will have a button base, not sure about the other one. My question is,…Continue

Fashions on the field over 40's

Started this discussion. Last reply by Sharon Panozzo Nov 12, 2014. 11 Replies

I have entered FOTF at Flemington, ambitious I know. I've only been to one Race Day years ago in Christchurch, NZ, and I've never entered this competition before. Has anyone got any tips on what to…Continue

Silk Abaca Challenges

Started this discussion. Last reply by carena28 Sep 9, 2014. 7 Replies

I bought all three silk abaca lessons and I am really enjoying learning the new techniques. I especially enjoy making the ruffles and I had a go at weaving. This is fast becoming my favourite…Continue

 

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Christine Amanda replied to carena28's discussion Lace stiffening, best product?
"I use watered down fabric stiffener for my lace headpieces. Approx 2 parts stiffener to 1 part water for Guipure lace, slightly thinner for nylon lace. The ratio can change depending on how stiff the initial lace is. Make sure the lace is well…"
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Me and Milano Imai

The fun of racing is spending the day with like minded fashion enthusiasts! We are at the Brisbane Winter Racing Carnival 2017.
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Black and Metallic Silver Crinoline Headpiece

"I just love these! Such fun to make! I love how you just kept a small piece of the silver trim and made it your own. Very stylish!"
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carena28 replied to Michelle Robinson's discussion Elastic
"Hi Silpa, What did you use to make the percher? If you use leather or heavy leather flowers it can add weight to the head when wearing. I made a couple from sinamay and used sinamay leaves and a braid covered quill. The percher was very comfy to…"
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carena28 replied to Michelle Robinson's discussion Elastic
"Yes I am wondering why elastic would be needed unless it is being added to the bottom of the headband? I have never done this myself......"
May 16
carena28 replied to Michelle Robinson's discussion Elastic
"I use very fine braid or ribbon. Some milliners use fine tubing. I stitch the ends of elastic at least 7-8 times and I don't use knots where you could see them."
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Elaine Mergard said…

So pleased you found my site Hat Academy on the internet, Carena. Millinery is such a creative Art. Hope this site inspires you to learn these techniques and you will be surprised what you create. I am here to help you and only an email away. I live on the Sunshine Coast - a fellow Queenslander. Have a great Cup Day... next year wearing your own designer piece!!

To make the most of Hat Academy remember to read through the Welcome Page - Read here

Enjoy, Elaine

Elaine Mergard said…

Congratulations on starting your first lesson! To kick off make sure you have read through Getting Started and FAQs. Any questions on individual modules please ask by clicking "Lesson Discussions" located on the lesson video page.

All ready to go. Click on Start Lesson for each lesson . Any questions do get back to me

Elaine

Shelagh Picton said…

Hi! Carena, Rose is a fantastic lady, she was milliner to our Queen Mother before the Queen Mothers death.  She has great patience and can make a pig ear into a silk HAT. LOL 

Shelagh Picton said…

Hi! Carena, no Rose isn't Tech savvy,  it sometimes takes Rose a little while to answer her emails unless she has someone doing it for her now. Her workshops are very reasonable but as its Black Heath London it can be pricey for accommodation. Shelagh 

Rebecca Share said…
Hi Carena, thanks for your lovely feedback. The hat was all blocked using traditional millinery blocking techniques (there was no thermoplastic in the hat at all). The yellow centre triangle was blocked with parasisal straw with one layer of Sinamay over the top and a layer of white vintage veiling. The outer triangle was blocked white leather over 2 layers of foundation material. Cheers, Rebecca Share :)
Jane Ryder said…

Thank you for your lovely message.  We finish filming the second season in two weeks.  We need the break, LOL! Can get back to making hats.

Glenna Combs said…

Thanks for accepting my friend request. I am new to this site. Have a lovely and blessed day.

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