Having seen a vintage cloche featuring a grosgrain nautilus cockade I want to make one.  I can't find any instructions anywhere.  A friend is sure she has seen some in a millinery book but can't remember which one.

Can anyone recommend a book that might help me?  At the moment I am pleating up the grosgrain with a thread and then pinning it out onto a foam ball to get the right shape but I wondered if there are some tips out there to make it easier.  I know it's probably just a variation of a plain round cockade but help would be appreciated.

This is the vintage one which inspired me.

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Thankyou Brenda, bless your socks. That will help!
Might have to dig out my ribbon box and get moving!

 Oh I'm glad :)

I realize this is a bit late, but I found this online and wanted to share it. 

It's not full instructions, but it's a good place to start. 

Thank you so much, Gil. That’s an excellent series of photos. I’ll have to have another bash.



After all these years, today I checked YouTube again and if you type in "nautilus ribbon shell" you'll find a video on a milliner in the UK making them. 
Thank you to everyone for replying to my original question and providing information. With a little bit of finessing, I think I might manage to make one now


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