Catherine Ward

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Hat brims
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Hi everyone - so far I’ve only got 1 down turn brim ( for a cloche hat). Possibly a daft question-Can a down turn brim be used to create an upturn felt brim? Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Catherine Ward on Saturday.

Underwelt or overwelt a felt brim

HelloI'm just starting out making fur felt fedoras. When it comes to trimming the brim I'm trying to find out how to overwelt or under welt the brim. I know it's an old technique but I have seen it…Continue

Started Oct 13, 2019

 

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Catherine Ward replied to Catherine Ward's discussion Hat brims
"That’s brilliant Elaine, thank you so much for your advice. I’ll have a go! "
Saturday
Elaine Mergard replied to Catherine Ward's discussion Hat brims
"Yes you can turn brim up slightly I would suggest just one side up by controlling the wire & pulling wire up on that side then with steam re mould the felt curve with hands to create the curve in up turn you desire. A nice look is to have down…"
Saturday
Catherine Ward posted a discussion

Hat brims

Hi everyone - so far I’ve only got 1 down turn brim ( for a cloche hat). Possibly a daft question-Can a down turn brim be used to create an upturn felt brim? See More
Wednesday
Catherine Ward replied to Emilis Melnikavicius's discussion Best felt to practise hat making?
"Hi Emilis I make fedoras and have tried to get a stiff brim without wiring on rabbit and wool felt but I haven't  found it possible without stiffening under the brim which ruins the appearance. Even on a narrow rim sprayed with strong hair…"
Apr 30
Catherine Ward posted a discussion

Underwelt or overwelt a felt brim

HelloI'm just starting out making fur felt fedoras. When it comes to trimming the brim I'm trying to find out how to overwelt or under welt the brim. I know it's an old technique but I have seen it this season on a few high end fedoras so it seems like it may be returning. I really like this finish ( much prefer it to a petersham trim) . Does anyone know how it's done please? I have trawled the internet but am none the wiser.thanksCatherineSee More
Oct 13, 2019

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