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Curling and painting quills

Started this discussion. Last reply by Julie Powell 18 hours ago. 5 Replies

Curling and painting quillsAny advice gratefully received please. I want to curl a couple of long quills and don't have the right colour. I shall need to paint them.1. Should I curl them first and…Continue

Glossy stiffening of open weave lattice sinamay

Started Apr 3, 2017 0 Replies

I wonder if anyone can offer advice about using open weave lattice sinamay as a blocked shape.  I am trying to make a particular design saucer headpiece where I only want a single thickness of…Continue

Silk Abaca in the rain!!

Started this discussion. Last reply by House of Adorn May 6, 2015. 8 Replies

Has anyone had experience of how silk abaca trims react if they are worn in the rain? I mean drizzle or a shower but not heavy downpours? Having used the spray on it after the bows are in place it…Continue

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Julie Powell replied to Marion Lowe's discussion Curling and painting quills
"Hi Marion, just want to confirm that you use hot water first and place the quill in it before curling? and you use a rolling pin? just wanting clarification on how you curled the quill and it stayed the way it looks. looks amazing. "
18 hours ago
Marion Lowe replied to Marion Lowe's discussion Curling and painting quills
"Thank you Jennifer. I use Oasis spray too but in the example above I knew there wasn't a spray dye the right colour and also couldn't wait to order a whole can, just for 1 quill.  I solved it by finding a small acrylic paint…"
Apr 4
Jennifer shaw replied to Marion Lowe's discussion Curling and painting quills
"I use a spray paint/dye that florists use on their flowers. Its called Oasis., its brilliant on feathers & flowers and comes in an amazing range of colours."
Apr 3
Marion Lowe commented on Marion Lowe's photo
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Happy day, flowers, dress & HATS by Emelle's millinery. Picture of joy! IMG_0008

"Thank you Elaine. She was thrilled and I was for her!"
Mar 5
Marion Lowe replied to Marion Lowe's discussion Curling and painting quills
"Thank you Isobel. This is confirming whaþ I thought.  Have soaked my quill andcurled roundmy rolling pin. Let it dry, and I have a very pleasing result. Now to paint or spray it."
Mar 5
Isobel Robinson replied to Marion Lowe's discussion Curling and painting quills
"I've not painted quills but use the acid dyes which require them to be put in hot water. For this method I dye first, then curl, as the hot water causes them to loose their shape (same as washing hair that has been straightened). I think if you…"
Mar 5
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Curling and painting quills

Curling and painting quillsAny advice gratefully received please. I want to curl a couple of long quills and don't have the right colour. I shall need to paint them.1. Should I curl them first and then paint them? Wondering if painting them first might lead to cracking the paint?2. Then also....what paint would you use?Thanks in anticipation....See More
Mar 4
Elaine Mergard commented on Marion Lowe's photo
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Happy day, flowers, dress & HATS by Emelle's millinery. Picture of joy! IMG_0008

"Exquisite- the bride would have been thrilled with the way you co-ordinated the floral theme xx"
Mar 4
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'STEPHANIE' by HATS by Emelle - IMG_29~4

Free form sinamay headpiece. Style name 'STEPHANIE' made by Marion Lowe (HATS by Emelle)www.getdressy.co.uk or HATS by Emelle on Facebooketsy shop…
Dec 31, 2018
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'SCARLET'

"Hello Marion!  Absolutely beautiful work as always.  See my discussion post and come over and visit."
Nov 30, 2018
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'SCARLET'

Wool Felt trilby with grosgrain pyramid cockade trim on band.
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I Love Hats Because?
I love wearing them, and even more making them. I enjoy experimenting with materials - conventional and all sorts of media not usually associated with hat making. Just wish I had time for more hat making and more opportunities to wear them.
About Me
I am just somebody who loves life and all its opportunities; loves colour and texture; delights in encouraging others especially young people starting off on the mystery trip of...." what shall I do for a career"!
I don't believe in retirement only in changing direction and tuning the next adventure to fit a different pace of life. Make the most of every opportunity and ALWAYS think 'outside the box'!
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Elaine Mergard said…

Wonderful you found our website Marion. 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 this 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

Amanda Macor said…

Hi Marion, these are outstanding, well done. Keep making beautiful things and experiment always regards Amanda

Amanda Macor said…

Hi Marion, I have spoken to Cindy from Millinery Online and she sends coloured silk abaca world wide, freight is not expensive there are no import problems and usually you get within 5 days www.millineryonline.com.au

hope this helps until we can get the custom colouring lesson up x

Amanda Macor said…

Hi Marion, with your frangipani flower, can I suggest using more of a contrast with the colours, sometimes when the tones are very similar they do not stand out as well.

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