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Stretchy Satin???
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Hi milliners I am looking for the name of satin that is used to cover buckram blocks?I have bought a few types of varying qualities, densities and with differing elasticities. None seem…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Elaine Mergard May 3, 2017.

 

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Elaine Mergard replied to Noreen Mc Grath's discussion Stretchy Satin???
"Yes Noreen - all my lessons on buckram I use double layer. Never add satin directly to buckram Teach these techniques here  http://hatacademy.com/group/23-cocktail-hats-classes For leather covering Jane's Leather Course with all her…"
May 3, 2017
Noreen Mc Grath replied to Noreen Mc Grath's discussion Stretchy Satin???
"ok Elaine, that's a big help! I also try to use crushed velvet and a pleather material. I have them steamed, blocked and even put a setting spray on them. However they seem to go back a bit to their old shape once off the block. Are these too…"
May 1, 2017
Elaine Mergard replied to Noreen Mc Grath's discussion Stretchy Satin???
"Hi Noreen, Silk Satin available here https://www.houseofadorn.com/silk-fabric-100-pure-18-5-mumee-satin-finish-140cm-price-per-25cm-magenta I teach how to cover a shaped button block using silk in Lesson 23…"
Apr 30, 2017
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Stretchy Satin???

Hi milliners I am looking for the name of satin that is used to cover buckram blocks?I have bought a few types of varying qualities, densities and with differing elasticities. None seem appropriate.What is the satin called that I am supposed to buy and where do you get it?Thanks in advance!!!NoreenSee More
Apr 23, 2017
Noreen Mc Grath replied to Shania Fluit's discussion Felt hat stiffener?
"Why do we make felt hats from felt hoods? Can't we make them from a roll of felt? Or is rolled/ folded felt synthetic?"
Apr 23, 2017
Noreen Mc Grath replied to Susie Reynolds's discussion Dyeing sinamay
"If I was to colour a hat base or something large I use MTN spray paints. However I find them very heavy on lighter things like feathers and flowers...I assume it would be more of a fabric paint I would use. Could anybody recommend a brand? I am…"
Apr 13, 2017

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Elaine Mergard said…

Welcome to Hat Academy Noreen. We hope you find the community inspiring, millinery is a wonderful creative art and in huge demand currently. We are committed to helping you add to your skills and any questions please message me.

To make the most of Hat Academy remember to read through the Welcome Page.

Enjoy, Elaine.

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