edith f
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millinery cane wire

Started this discussion. Last reply by edith f Mar 1, 2014. 3 Replies

HiDoes anyone out there use really old fashioned hat blocking techniques?  I trawled the internet to see if there's any instruction on how to block a hat with blocking cane wire and no joy!!!I…Continue

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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
edith f commented on Leona Jansene Nowland's photo
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"Nice...blocked leather I assume!!"
Jul 28, 2016
edith f replied to Cathriona's discussion Flower making tools
"Hi I believe this supplier is based in the Ukraine not USA!!!!!"
Jul 28, 2016
edith f replied to Susann Hinkel's discussion Painting on Felt
"I have! And I have used car spray paint and hand cut stencils to create pattern!  It lasts very well"
Jul 28, 2016
edith f replied to Cathriona's discussion Flower making tools
Jul 28, 2016
edith f replied to Jain Kidsley's discussion Consulting at home, theirs or yours?
"My studio is home based and I am covered"
Jul 28, 2016
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Jul 27, 2016
edith f replied to Rhonda Anderson's discussion Latin American style
"Internationally it's been top hats!  But I would take inspiration from the lively culture of Latin America would be from the national costumes and vivid colours in some flower headwear to make creations for them if not Alice bands, then…"
Jul 27, 2016
edith f replied to Emanuela Bracaglia's discussion Cotton abaca
"Personally I prefer the metal millinery wire as it's more stable and will not change the shape of fascinators, but to each their own.  But yes you are correct in procedure"
Jul 27, 2016
edith f replied to stephanie lawrence's discussion making hat block bigger
"Next time use old newspaper pieces like papier mache all over your existing block til you get the size you need! Leave to dry. Sand down if not smooth and then cover with plastic before making piece!"
Jul 27, 2016
edith f replied to Bonnie Blanchard's discussion wedding vow renewal fascinator
"Lovely!  Congratulations"
Jul 27, 2016
edith f replied to Jain Kidsley's discussion Consulting at home, theirs or yours?
"Make the client come to you if they are serious! As it would be easier for you to access all that you need to colour match/ compliment the client outfit or skin tone! If you go to visit them then you have to carry a lot of stuff, set up, and also…"
Jul 27, 2016
edith f replied to Cynthia G Peacock's discussion steamers
"Source Argos, b and q, eBay, even Tescos superstores and wickes are some the best places to buy one wall paper stripper steamers!l"
Jul 26, 2016
edith f replied to Cynthia G Peacock's discussion steamers
"Any brand is fine even the Argos value is good!  Since you are in Ireland anything between £20 to £40 paint stripper is fine ...just remember to just cut the hose to about 12 inch length and rescale steamer with Oust when necessary!"
Jul 26, 2016
edith f replied to Susann Hinkel's discussion Felt leaves - how to press patterns into felt
"Use fossshape to make the leaves and paint them with acrylic paint!  Great thing about Foss shape is that with hairdryer or steam it will make any shape you want!"
May 14, 2016
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Wool felt and hand cut and hand painted silk abacca
May 5, 2016

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I Love Hats Because?
I make them, it allows me to extend my creative abilities and to make chef d'oeuvres which my customer fall in love with.
About Me
I have been in the creative industries for over 15 years
Website
www.flore-star.com
Facebook Page link
www.facebook.com/beavers creatives workshop
Twitter link
bootcharms@twitter.com

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Elaine Mergard said…

Hi Edith, Thank you for joining us. I hope you find this site inspiring and also helpful for your business.

Best Wishes, Elaine

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