Hi All :)
I was just looking for a bit of help/advise.
I am desperate to have a go at making this vintage style hat - i'm not sure of the name other than an infinity hat.
What would be the best base foe me to use to get the shape?
I was thinking bound wire then covered with buckram but I'm just not sure?
Any help or advise would be greatly appreciated.
Many Thanks ):
This shape is typical of 1950/60's whimsy. In most cases veiling was added over the piece and over the eyes. Cap net or buckram are suitable for base with wired edge to maintain shape & also allow customer to fit whimsy to their head shape. Experimentation is our greatest teacher so give it a go. E xx
Thank you so much for your reply!
I will definitely have an experiment today...in your opinion though what wire thickness would be best. Sorry if that a very obvious question but I am quite the novice.
just usual millinery wire - gauge19 here in Au