Jen Marsh
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Taking the spring out if wire
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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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Started this discussion. Last reply by Jen Marsh Oct 30, 2018.

 

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Jen Marsh replied to Shona Crozer's discussion Glossy Finish on Straw and Sinamay ?
"I was wondering Elaine how the high gloss was obtained. I recently purchased a 60s style parasisal hat and it had a lovely high gloss sheen to it. Thanks for sharing."
Jan 13, 2019
Jen Marsh replied to Renee Brown's discussion Hat Labels and Linings
"Oh thanks for the tip Carole, never thought of using silk scarves before myself. Would definitely make the inside as pretty as the outside."
Dec 5, 2018
Jen Marsh replied to Jen Marsh's discussion Taking the spring out if wire
"Thanks Elaine, I appreciate your response. "
Oct 30, 2018
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, 2018
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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, 2018
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

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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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