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How to make a nautilus cockade

Started this discussion. Last reply by Austin Gray Jun 1, 2017. 38 Replies

Having seen a vintage cloche featuring a grosgrain nautilus cockade I want to make one.  I can't find any instructions anywhere.  A friend is sure she has seen some in a millinery book but can't…Continue

Composition of a 30s synthetic horsehair cloche

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I'm refurbishing a black 30s era synthetic horse hair cloche which has a couple of small tears. I'd like to repair them or at least prevent them getting worse.I'd love to hear anyone's experiences…Continue

 

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Austin Gray replied to Sandra Brake's discussion How to make a nautilus cockade
"One more thing that might help - I have an album on Flickr where you can see the pleater and process for making the nautilus cockade. Some of these photos will help a lot. https://www.flickr.com/gp/1hipchik/a0FLYP"
Jun 1, 2017
Brenda Lui replied to Sandra Brake's discussion How to make a nautilus cockade
" Oh I'm glad :)"
May 31, 2017
Sandra Brake replied to Sandra Brake's discussion How to make a nautilus cockade
"Thankyou Brenda, bless your socks. That will help! Might have to dig out my ribbon box and get moving!"
May 31, 2017
Brenda Lui replied to Sandra Brake's discussion How to make a nautilus cockade
May 31, 2017
Sandra Brake replied to Sandra Brake's discussion How to make a nautilus cockade
"Thanks Edith. I remember when Lauren at American Duchess made her cockades. No I'm afraid it didn't help me. I had been playing around with making a nautilus for a little while at that stage. I think the pleater idea Austin mentioned is…"
May 26, 2017
edith f replied to Sandra Brake's discussion How to make a nautilus cockade
"Try this whilst waiting to find the book.  https://youtu.be/a_duTQEydjI and also this blog on 18th century cockade http://blog.americanduchess.com/2010/04/how-to-make-18th-c-cockades.html"
May 25, 2017
Sandra Brake replied to Sandra Brake's discussion How to make a nautilus cockade
"Oh goodness me, no, no, no, I didn't make it. It's one I saw on a vintage hat and fell in love with. I bought a couple of modern made ones on Etsy so I could decorate a hat I made for my sister who is into all things 'seashell'…"
May 25, 2017
Austin Gray replied to Sandra Brake's discussion How to make a nautilus cockade
"I am terribly impressed with the nautilus you made without a pleater. I could barely create one in her class with help! If you give me a couple of days, I am going to dig up some books that will help you. I think Candace didn't demonstrate some…"
May 25, 2017
Sandra Brake replied to Sandra Brake's discussion How to make a nautilus cockade
"Aha! Yes, that would work! Thankyou so much. If I lived in the US I'd have tried to get to one of her courses. And I hadn't seen that picture on Pinterest so that's great! Cheers"
May 24, 2017
Austin Gray replied to Sandra Brake's discussion How to make a nautilus cockade
"Good question. They're parallel -  just like a regular pleater. But you reminded me of something I left out. She placed the ribbon into the pleater at an angle - like the top would start on the left side ad angle down to the right. Then,…"
May 24, 2017
Sandra Brake replied to Sandra Brake's discussion How to make a nautilus cockade
"Thanks Austin, That would make it a lot easier. Are the slats all parallel to each other or do they spiral like the nautilus and fan out?"
May 24, 2017
Sandra Brake replied to Sandra Brake's discussion How to make a nautilus cockade
"Thanks Edith, I'll have a look."
May 24, 2017
Austin Gray replied to Sandra Brake's discussion How to make a nautilus cockade
"I took class from Candace Kling and I have some info that can help you making a nautilus. Candace uses a pleating board and a porcupine quill. The pleating board she makes herself by cutting slats from card board and taping them to a flat board at…"
May 24, 2017
Evelyne Wheeler replied to Sandra Brake's discussion How to make a nautilus cockade
"Emma,first of all I must apologise for the wrong information about making a ribbon nautilus. I broke the rule of not checking the facts when l read it, what I did see were some videos of Candace Kling on Flickr showing her method of making a…"
Jun 21, 2016

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Elaine Mergard said…

So pleased you have joined me in HatAcademy, Sandra. I hope you find the styles here inspiring. I am committed to helping you add to your skills. Once you know the basic techniques you will surprise yourself with your own creativity. Any questions do message me here.

Millinery is in huge demand currently & now I am helping many students to create their own business.

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

I live on Sunshine Coast & excited to have you join me as a fellow Qlder

Stay in touch, Elaine

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