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Felt by the yard or meter

Started this discussion. Last reply by Shelagh Picton Oct 26, 2015. 4 Replies

Can anyone tell me if they have bought felt by the yard or meter?This is to make a hat from an old vogue pattern that I have and I would like to try it.I know that craft felt would be to thin.Any…Continue

 

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Dec 6, 2015
Shelagh Picton replied to Shelagh Picton's discussion Felt by the yard or meter
"Thanks for your help I have found some on tow sites all I have to do now is work put the weight of the wool felt I need to make the hat.  It is just one thickness of felt it isn't stiffened with bonder web or anything like…"
Oct 26, 2015
Jain Kidsley replied to Shelagh Picton's discussion Felt by the yard or meter
"These might be a bit closer to home. Had a couple of hoods last year and were a little thick, but fine.  http://www.artipistilos.com/en/web/products/felt.aspx"
Oct 26, 2015
Shelagh Picton replied to Shelagh Picton's discussion Felt by the yard or meter
"Thank you Sharon, I live in the UK, but I can order from the US. I know that there seems to be a couple of different weights, so I need to find what weight I need. Shelagh"
Oct 4, 2015
Sharon Panozzo replied to Shelagh Picton's discussion Felt by the yard or meter
"I do not know where you live but in the USA I know of 2 places that sell it.  Judith M Millinery in Indiana sells 2 types of wool felt at about $20 - $25 per yard and Hats by Leko in California sells a high end millinery grade for about…"
Oct 3, 2015
Shelagh Picton posted a discussion

Felt by the yard or meter

Can anyone tell me if they have bought felt by the yard or meter?This is to make a hat from an old vogue pattern that I have and I would like to try it.I know that craft felt would be to thin.Any help would be appreciated.Shelagh.See More
Sep 27, 2015
Shelagh Picton commented on Helen Tilley's photo
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Ascot hat

"Sorry what is the back like?"
Sep 20, 2015
Shelagh Picton commented on Helen Tilley's photo
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Ascot hat

"Hi! Helen, sorry I didn't reply but my customer changed her mind before I could try it. I wasn't sure what you meant by a batter non dress making paper, could you enlighten me please. Shelagh x"
Sep 20, 2015
Shelagh Picton commented on Tiffany Arey's photo
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VIVIENNE

"I love this and the shape is fab. Did you use a block and was it a felt capelin?"
Sep 2, 2015
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image lack and white saucer with hand made silk rose

"Hi! again, could you let me know if you buy your headbands in or do you make them? shlelagh"
Jul 14, 2015
Shelagh Picton commented on Helen Tilley's photo
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"Hi! Helen, I have been asked to make a fascinator similar to your, not sure where to start as the one the lady wants is more of a large circle but the curve bends at the front and back so more like and orange which has been peeled.  Could…"
Jul 14, 2015
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"First time using crin."
Jun 13, 2015
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Jun 13, 2015

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I started making hats 12 months ago by error as I thought I was arrending a fascinator workshop using crystals but found myself on a fascinator workshop using sinamay. Since then attended many workshops including a course with Rose Cory.
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Hat Academy said…

Wonderful you found our website, Shelagh. So pleased you have joined me in Hat Academy and hope you find it inspiring.

I am committed to helping you add to your skills. I set his up to help Beginners -once you learn the basic techniques you will be surprised how creative you can be. Millinery is a creative art & in huge demand currently. Any questions do message me here.

To make the most of Hat Academy remember to read through the Welcome Page - Read here

Stay in touch, Elaine

Elaine Mergard said…

Congratulations on starting your first lesson Shelagh.

To kick off make sure you have read through Getting Started and FAQs. Any questions on individual modules please ask by clicking "Lesson Discussions" located on the lesson video page.

Have fun this weekend. If you have any questions do connect with me

Enjoy, Elaine

carena28 said…
I've heard of Rose City. I can't seem to find her on FB or twitter, do you have a link? I read Anya Caliendo was tutored by her and other milliners too. Sounds fascinating! I will check out your pages.
carena28 said…
Sorry Rose Cory spellcheck lol!
carena28 said…
Any links for Rose? !Is she tech savvy????
Sharon Panozzo said…

Thanks for the friend request.  Your hats are awesome.

Shelagh Picton said…

.Hi Sharon, thank you.  I have a lot of work yet to do I don't think like a lot of things you ever stop learning.  I have got into millinery late in life I am 71 years old and have only been doing it for just over 2 years.  I agree with you about hat designs being not suitable for most people and it can put ladies off hats. Some hats that I have seen maybe great for some people but Mrs everyday not really. They want a hat to compliment their outfits not to take it over..Also they want people to notice them but don't want to feel that people are pointing at them for the wrong reasons. It takes courage to wear some of the hats and I don't think most people have that unless there are a few people together wearing way out designs.  Hope you can follow my jist?  Shelagh

Ivana Howcroft said…

Good morning, Shelagh! lovely hats!

on your question about my top hat in turquoise:

hat made of wool felt capeline, wired brim covered with bias ribbon and petersham  ribbon,  feathers -"Lady Amherst Quill" and Marabou pom(all feathers available from Parkin fabrics(UK). Crown hat block from Guy Morse-Brown Hatblocks in UK, brim -vintage.

Ivana

 

Karen Geraghty said…

Hi Shelagh-  I tuck the wire inside the sinamay in the crease (if that makes sense) and sew it in from the inside under the flap.  The stitches are teeny and right on the rim.  It's covered then from both sides.  Then I fold the sinamay down neatly, and sew in the petersham band.  I hope that makes some kind of sense.  Easy to show, but hard to explain. Karen x

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