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Blocking conical hat
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I would love advice for blocking on a wooden cone. My vision is to use Sinamay or Parasisal as seamlessly as possible for a light, airy hat. Alternative would be to fashion a straw braid hat with…Continue

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Started this discussion. Last reply by Laurie Berliner Jan 24.

 

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Blocking conical hat

I would love advice for blocking on a wooden cone. My vision is to use Sinamay or Parasisal as seamlessly as possible for a light, airy hat. Alternative would be to fashion a straw braid hat with cotton/Lurex braid. Do I need to install corset boning on interior with ribbon to cover? Thank you for your guidance,See More
Jan 27
Laurie Berliner replied to Laurie Berliner's discussion Blocking conical hat
"Thank you so much for the expert advice. Let the experimenting begin! "
Jan 24
Elaine Mergard replied to Laurie Berliner's discussion Blocking conical hat
"Depending on the height of crown the level of difficulty with pari or felt because there is so much stress at the point of cone crown. Dunking the pari or fur felt in warm water rather than using steam or atomiser means the straw/felt is easier to…"
Jan 24
Laurie Berliner posted a discussion

Blocking conical hat

I would love advice for blocking on a wooden cone. My vision is to use Sinamay or Parasisal as seamlessly as possible for a light, airy hat. Alternative would be to fashion a straw braid hat with cotton/Lurex braid. Do I need to install corset boning on interior with ribbon to cover? Thank you for your guidance,See More
Jan 22

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