Thank you for your reply! Although it seems like a huge challenge, I am not yet discouraged. I am excited to say that I have The Hat Magazine issues #39, and #40. I have a customer request for a custom made red velvet cloche, and I feel inspired by the request. You are absolutely correct that it is not a straight forward task. My hope is that there will be a series on blocking velvet hats. Velvet is so lovely.
Angie & Angie's Hats
I will post a picture of the hat when it is completed. Thank you for your help. The Hat Magazine is a wonderful resource, and I would not have known which issues to look for the velvet technique without your help.
Thank you so much,