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Best types of silk for each part of hat?

Started by Caroline - Potomac Belle in ASK A MILLINER on Wednesday. 0 Replies

I love using silk in my work to elevate the quality, but not always sure I’m using the right kind. How is this as an assessment of the appropriateness of different silk fabrics in different parts of the bar?Hat Body: brocade, duponi/shangtung,…Continue

Metallic Quills?

Started by Caroline - Potomac Belle in ASK A MILLINER. Last reply by Elaine Mergard 8 hours ago. 1 Reply

Interested in metallic quills (and feathers in general) - I see some for sale but unsurprisingly at higher prices compared to solid. Can I just spray paint it to achieve the color? I don’t see how your could achieve a metallic during a normal dyeing…Continue

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Elizabeth Skidmore replied to Elizabeth Skidmore's discussion Cut petals with cricut maker
"I'm not sure about chiffon. I am going to buy some chiffon soon and try it. The mats are sticky so maybe that will be enough to hold it???"
6 hours ago
MARY KINGSFORD replied to Elizabeth Skidmore's discussion Cut petals with cricut maker
"Thanks, I'm wondering about silk chiffon, satin has a stiffness, chiffon doesn't. Wondering if you need to starch it or place a piece of freezer paper over it. Mary"
7 hours ago
Elizabeth Skidmore replied to Elizabeth Skidmore's discussion Cut petals with cricut maker
"I used silk satin from house of adorn :)"
7 hours ago
MARY KINGSFORD replied to Elizabeth Skidmore's discussion Cut petals with cricut maker
"What fabric did you use?"
7 hours ago
MARY KINGSFORD replied to Elizabeth Skidmore's discussion Cut petals with cricut maker
"Of course. Silk, Eva foam, leather and Sinamay. Also difficult fabrics like velvet. Mary"
7 hours ago
Elaine Mergard replied to Caroline - Potomac Belle's discussion Metallic Quills?
"Yes Caroline you can use a special spray used by florists to give a gold, bronze or silver glimmer to millinery components including feathers. Design Master is brand popular in Australia but check with your local florist/florist supplier. The…"
8 hours ago
Elaine Mergard commented on Silpa Kohler's photo
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Pink eva foam flower crown

"This headband is so pretty Silpa xx"
18 hours ago
MARY KINGSFORD replied to Elizabeth Skidmore's discussion Cut petals with cricut maker
"Elaine, I have a scan n cut which i got years ago, i used it then, but now I have a need for it in millinery and I cant remember, so Im going to a class tomorrow afternoon at Hobysew to learn it. Cant wait as it will fussy cut for me exactly what I…"
22 hours ago
 
 
 

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