Jen Marsh
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Taking the spring out if wire

Started this discussion. Last reply by Jen Marsh Oct 30. 2 Replies

Does anyone have any tips for taking the spring out of wire before wiring a brim? Clearly my technique is somewhat lacking as one of my last boater hats the brim edge wasn't as straight as what I…Continue

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Elaine Mergard replied to Jen Marsh's discussion Taking the spring out if wire
"Hi Jen, If you have Lesson 1 on brims I explain how I remove the spring in 19 gauge wire. If using spring wire it is meant to have the spring so it will naturally bounce around and I've a lovely swirl to brim that will be stable. Mentioned this…"
Oct 26
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Taking the spring out if wire

Does anyone have any tips for taking the spring out of wire before wiring a brim? Clearly my technique is somewhat lacking as one of my last boater hats the brim edge wasn't as straight as what I would have liked. See More
Oct 23
Jen Marsh replied to Elaine Mergard's discussion Hats Off To Adelaide!
"I look forward to this next year....I will only have 330km to travel - yah!!!"
Mar 20, 2016
Jen Marsh replied to Trisha SImpson's discussion Fascinators
"Yes I certainly do through my Marsh Millinery Facebook page www.facebook.com/MarshMillinery"
Mar 20, 2016
Jen Marsh replied to Coreen "Coco" Lyons's discussion Tangle Tuft
"I know this as cobweb sinamay so you can block with it like normal sinimay. I have also used heat bond to fuse two pieces together and shaped it over hat blocks that way - no extra stiffening required as the heat bond does the job for you. You can…"
Sep 5, 2015
Jen Marsh replied to Crystal's discussion Felt for Spring Racing..yea or nay?!
"Definitely no go for felt for spring. However leather is considered to be transeasonal and you can sometimes get away with fabrics."
Jul 3, 2015
Jen Marsh replied to carena28's discussion Lace stiffening, best product?
"I have also tried a few different things inclyding a sugar solution:  https://georginagiles.wordpress.com/2014/08/20/tutorial-how-to-stiffen-lace/ And here are some some other tutorials that might be…"
Jun 29, 2015
Jen Marsh replied to carena28's discussion Lace stiffening, best product?
"There is a previous post on here from 17 Feb 2014 that may be helpful?  http://hatacademy.com/forum/topics/stiffening-guipure-lace?id=6485913%3ATopic%3A91898&page=2#comments"
Jun 29, 2015
Jen Marsh replied to Lynda Dwyer Ninness's discussion How to make a bridal bird cage veil with the veil removable
"I have done this before for a friend...she wanted to detach the birdcage veil after the ceremony, so under the base I used sticky velcro dots & the veil was attached to each side using the velcro & attached to the base. My friend said her…"
May 21, 2014
Jen Marsh replied to Toya Monk's discussion Hat labels suppliers in Australia
"I have used Apparrel Labels - R. Draper & Co in South Australia previously - see their website for further info: http://www.apparellabels.com.au/ Regards Jen"
Jan 15, 2014
Jen Marsh replied to Hannah's discussion Pillbox on the back of the head?
"Hi Rose I haven't tried this myself but I have seen a vintage pillbox with small elastic loops sewn to each side under the peterham ribbon (ie similar to the elastic button loops) which could be easily then secured to the hair by use of bobby…"
Aug 20, 2013
Jen Marsh replied to Monika Neuhauser's discussion Flower tools
"I bought an electric set of tools years ago off eBay.  Basically the tools screwed into a Clover mini iron - the screw was replaced with a grub screw to easily changed the tips. In terms of heating the tools it was quick, easy & you can…"
Jun 30, 2013
Jen Marsh replied to Vivienne Morgan Millinery's discussion Have you worked with leather?
"I have been looking for suppliers recently also, haven't tried them yet, but I did find the following: http://www.leffler.com.au"
May 29, 2013
Elaine Mergard left a comment for Jen Marsh
"Hi Jennifer ,Lovely to have another fellow Aussie join us. Hope the site inspires you and you pick up more tips & techniques. Enjoy,  Elaine"
Jul 31, 2012

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Elaine Mergard said…

Hi Jennifer ,Lovely to have another fellow Aussie join us. Hope the site inspires you and you pick up more tips & techniques.

Enjoy,  Elaine

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