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.
Oh I'm glad :)
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