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Beaver Fur Felt Hats Stiffened?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Debbe Ferris Mar 31. 5 Replies

Hi Everybody,i personally use rabbit fur felt hatbodies to make hats. Those i stiffen before blocking with (i think) a solvent stiffener. I mix the stiffener and a thinner together in ratio 1:1.  It…Continue

 

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JohnnyVan replied to JohnnyVan's discussion Beaver Fur Felt Hats Stiffened?
"Hi Catherine, i think i am using the ‚classic‘ chemical stiffener with an extra solvent liquid i mix into it in ratio 1:1.  I guess it is one of those stiffeners you cannot order oversea because they aren‘t allowed to be…"
Sep 22, 2018
Catherine Cazes-Wiley replied to JohnnyVan's discussion Beaver Fur Felt Hats Stiffened?
"hello, this interests me as well. I am trying different method but it leaves the murky white residue. What chemical or solvent are you using? Thank you."
Sep 21, 2018
JohnnyVan replied to JohnnyVan's discussion Beaver Fur Felt Hats Stiffened?
"Hi Elaine, thank you very much for answering in detail! So if the fur felts are prestiffened i will try next time with extra steaming and ironing to get a stiff shape. I also will try new manufacturers with maybe better qualitiy. Regards, JohnnyVan"
Sep 20, 2018
Elaine Mergard replied to JohnnyVan's discussion Beaver Fur Felt Hats Stiffened?
"All felts are manufactured with some stiffening content and best way to maximise that is with plenty of steam penetration. If you have viewed such happening in factories with commercial steamers they then require less stiffening as commercially that…"
Sep 19, 2018
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Beaver Fur Felt Hats Stiffened?

Hi Everybody,i personally use rabbit fur felt hatbodies to make hats. Those i stiffen before blocking with (i think) a solvent stiffener. I mix the stiffener and a thinner together in ratio 1:1.  It smells really chemically but does a good job. I also looked for alternative more biological ways to stiffen felt hats, but couldn t find something convincing. Anyone experience with bickmore kahl hat stiffener?So my question is: do beaver fur felt hats also have to be stiffened? I heard that those…See More
Sep 18, 2018

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