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Parasisal Help?
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Hi everybody,I recently mad a hat out of Black Parasisal for a friend and in her feedback she mentioned that the top of the hat went white...I did use stiffener on the hat, perhaps I used too much?…Continue

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Started this discussion. Last reply by Elaine Mergard Feb 19, 2017.

 

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Elaine Mergard replied to Susan Nash's discussion Parasisal Help?
"Have you mentioned to T&R ?. They may be able to help.  I know some suppliers dye their own pari rather than import the coloured pari & the dye can be loose. Had a student with blue hands from a pari from another supplier & another…"
Feb 19, 2017
Susan Nash replied to Susan Nash's discussion Parasisal Help?
"Okay, thank you so much for that! :)"
Feb 17, 2017
heather zophie leslea replied to Susan Nash's discussion Parasisal Help?
"I have found that black parasisil is not very colorfast and bleached to a white or gray color with sun exposure.  I spray paint the para with black if it starts to look like its fading or if you are worried about it fading.  In my…"
Feb 16, 2017
Susan Nash replied to Susan Nash's discussion Parasisal Help?
"Hi,  sorry it has taken me so long to reply. Here is a picture of the hat. The stiffener I used was the one from Torb and Reiner."
Feb 13, 2017
Lee Williamson replied to Susan Nash's discussion Parasisal Help?
"Hi, in UK we sell a water based PVA which is white and needs diluting by about 1 part to 4 or 5 water, if you used this material and did not dilute it enough, the whiteness can come back. We always advise our customers to test an area first before…"
Jan 14, 2017
Elaine Mergard replied to Susan Nash's discussion HELP
"Yes Susan add pic if you can. What type of stiffener did you use? "
Jan 10, 2017
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Hi everybody,I recently mad a hat out of Black Parasisal for a friend and in her feedback she mentioned that the top of the hat went white...I did use stiffener on the hat, perhaps I used too much? Can any one help me with this issue so that I can avoid it in the future?If needed I can request some photos from her.Cheers,Sue.See More
Jan 10, 2017

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I Love Hats Because?
I love hats & accessories, they can finish an outfit and make you feel special and confident. I also believe there is a hat for everyone, even those who feel hats don't suit them.
About Me
I am an electrical draftsperson,
I am married with 4 grown children,
One of my daughters and I attended a beginners hat course in Melbourne, run by Louise Macdonald and are now hooked on the idea of making hats,
I live in QLD

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Elaine Mergard said…

Welcome to Hat Academy Susan. We hope you find the community inspiring, millinery is a wonderful creative art and in huge demand currently. so glad you had fun with Louise - she is the Best. I live on Sunshine Coast. http://hatacademy.com/profile/ElaineMergard

We are committed to helping you add to your skills and any questions please message me.

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Enjoy, Elaine.

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