Hi everyone - so far I’ve only got 1 down turn brim ( for a cloche hat). Possibly a daft question-Can a down turn brim be used to create an upturn felt brim? 

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Yes you can turn brim up slightly I would suggest just one side up by controlling the wire & pulling wire up on that side then with steam re mould the felt curve with hands to create the curve in up turn you desire. A nice look is to have down turn side longer so cut some of upturn side away max 2 cms and tapering as this means less diameter to tighten up with wire. Any reshaping with out the right block is about manipulating the wire . Experimentation is our greatest teacher. Enjoy creating - E xx 

That’s brilliant Elaine, thank you so much for your advice. I’ll have a go! 


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