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Piece on the fabulous Mr Stephen Jones

Started this discussion. Last reply by Sharon Panozzo Jun 25, 2014. 2 Replies

Colin McDowell sits down with Stephen Jones, one of the world’s most celebrated and radical milliners, to discuss the business of making hats.…Continue

Royal Ascot

Started Jun 14, 2014 0 Replies

Anyone going this year? Or have any pieces going? I'm off on Tuesday finally finished my hat, will post pics after then :-):-)

Current Hat 'Styles'?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Susan Fage Apr 20, 2014. 4 Replies

So, is the 'button' still a popular trend this year, or is the Pillbox making another revival? Either way I think they can both have great impact! Easy to wear and look fabulous! Any thoughts on any…Continue

Listen while you sew!!

Started this discussion. Last reply by Sharon Panozzo May 29, 2014. 9 Replies

What do people listen to while they sew? Do you even listen to anything?Me, if I'm sewing petersham trim or headband I like a good drama on podcast, or (if in UK) The Archers. Where I can get…Continue

 

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Marie Vanesse replied to Susan Fage's discussion Felt stiffener and white marks???
"Hi WA, My stiffener for silk mix is PVA or acrylic glue + water in proportion of 1/3 aproximately (depends of the "hardness" I want and of the thickness of my fabric) Hope this helps, M."
Jun 5, 2018
WA replied to Susan Fage's discussion Felt stiffener and white marks???
"Marie  - do you mean that you will dissolve PVA and acrylic resin with water for a stiffener mix? if so, would you mind sharing that recipe - I just used water based varathane - clear- mixed with water - I used it mixed in 1/2 and 1/2 and it…"
Jun 1, 2018
Marie Vanesse replied to Susan Fage's discussion Felt stiffener and white marks???
"Hello ! I am trained as an heritage conservator/restorator in France, I know well about paint chemistry. Maybe this will be helpful for the peolple using PVA mix : you can easily dissolve PVA and acrylic resin with simple alcohol. Let's be…"
May 31, 2018
WA replied to Susan Fage's discussion Felt stiffener and white marks???
"Hello Maureen, I live in Toronto and I don't make hats - well not like you do girlfriend - nice work!!! I am a felt sculptor and I am in need of some advice regarding your foray into stiffeners - I have used the brickmore Khal stiffener for…"
May 23, 2018
Lorraine Jay replied to Susan Fage's discussion Felt stiffener and white marks???
"Hi Susan, Ive used that stiffener from Parkins as well - when you get it right, it works a treat - but I too have had the white marks when it hasn't gone so well, not to to mention the hard lumps as well. its an incredibly thick stiffener and…"
Dec 22, 2017
Maureen Prairie replied to Susan Fage's discussion Felt stiffener and white marks???
"Living in Canada, obtaining a non-PVA stiffener is impossible to import and is not available for purchase here. I have visited the local Home Depot (lumber/hardware, etc shop) and researched as well as experimented. The carpenters and workers there…"
Dec 18, 2017
edith f replied to Susan Fage's discussion Felt stiffener and white marks???
"Permalink Reply by edith fDelete Hi I buy mine in bulk size from direct adhesives and it is cost effective as it last a few years.  It does not leave white…"
Nov 6, 2017
Maureen Prairie replied to Susan Fage's discussion Felt stiffener and white marks???
"Hi all, I live in Canada and the possibility of obtaining a good chemical felt stiffener is impossible, due to shipping and Customs regulations. I came across three different spray stiffeners, but haven’t had the opportunity to try them yet.…"
Nov 5, 2017

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Carla Murley said…

Hi Susan!  Thanks so much for your comment - the freeform parisisals have been very popular in the last 12 months and they're one of my favourite styles to make :)  Carla Murley - Murley & Co Millinery

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