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
"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…"
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
"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…"
"I have done this before for a friend...she wanted to detach the birdcage veil after the ceremony, so under the base I used sticky velcro dots & the veil was attached to each side using the velcro & attached to the base. My friend said her…"
I haven't tried this myself but I have seen a vintage pillbox with small elastic loops sewn to each side under the peterham ribbon (ie similar to the elastic button loops) which could be easily then secured to the hair by use of bobby…"
"I bought an electric set of tools years ago off eBay. Basically the tools screwed into a Clover mini iron - the screw was replaced with a grub screw to easily changed the tips. In terms of heating the tools it was quick, easy & you can…"