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.
Sandra, Just joined the Hat Academy and think I can help you make a Nautilus cockade. See my photo below too. You will need about 2 metres of 1 inch wide petersham ribbon. On the photo the large pink ribbon shows how it is pleated diagonally.The pins mark the pleats. The spaces between the pins are 1 inch ( 2.5 cms) and 3/4 of an inch (2.0 cms). After stab stitching each pleat at the top edge catch the bottom edge pulling in slightly . Twirl the stitched pleated ribbon into a nautilus shape , stitching at the back to hold in place.
Evelyne, I have The Artful Ribbon and I can't find where in the book she mentions about the nautilus cockade - could you please pass on the page number? Maybe I have an older edition also - 1996?
No worries Evelyne, I was more worried that my book had lost pages! I think I have seen the same videos so will look back at them again :)
I took a millinery class at Lacis Museum of Lace and Textiles, 2980 Adeline St., Berkeley CA 94703, 510-843-7290. The class was taught by Lynn McMasters and one of the projects she taught was creating a grosgrain nautilus cockade. Maybe you could call Lacis and get some information about her schedule. I believe she is from Sacramento, CA. Hope this information helps.
Try Ruth singer book she is .com and you can buy direct signed copy from her site .....or Amazon. Also there is creating ribbon flowers book by Nicholas kniel which has different styles of cockades etc! All the best