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Stiffening Guipure Lace

Started this discussion. Last reply by Tania Hansen Dec 4. 18 Replies

Hello Everyone,I have been experimenting with stiffening Guipure lace using a variety of…Continue

 

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Tania Hansen replied to jillc's discussion Stiffening Guipure Lace
"Yes . I use varying strengths of PVA and keep coating until it is the right stiffness. Still I think you will need to wire it with perhaps sprung wire around the bottom inside and and farther ip at the bottom of the scallops. Should keep the…"
Dec 4
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Stiffening Guipure Lace

Hello Everyone,I have been experimenting with stiffening Guipure lace using a variety of stiffeners ( Gelatine solution, Straw stiffener, Starch solution, Sugar solution and  PVA mix). Can anyone offer some advise in regards to this as nothing I have tried so far seems just right. Perhaps it is the concentration of application or a new method entirely. Any help would be greatly…See More
Dec 4
Lorraine Jay replied to jillc's discussion Stiffening Guipure Lace
"This is my guipure lace headpiece, non of the lace is stiffened. It has its own little mounts and they are secured to the wire head frame. This took about 50 hours to make, but was very happy with the outcome. My lovely friend Hannah was happy to…"
Oct 8

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I am a bespoke floral designer. I have recently become fascinated with making French fabric flowers which has progressed to an interest in Millinery.
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Elaine Mergard said…

So pleased you have joined me in Hat Academy Jill. I live on Sunshine Coast Qld. French flower making is fabulous I will be teaching this & leather flowers here soon.

If you wish to add to your skills and learn millinery techniques I am here to help you.Florists make great milliners as know basic design skills

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

Stay in touch, Elaine

Elaine Mergard said…

When you are ready Jill I am here to help you

I set this site up specifically to help those who are isolated from major centres where it is taught. I lived in Central Qld for 23yrsin a small country town & understand the isolation

Elaine

Elaine Mergard said…

So excited to recive news you are commencing on this creative journey

With your established business with flowers this is a natural addition. You have ready made customers just like 2 of my hairdresser students who now have headwear showcases in store.

You will be excited to know I am preparing lessons on Flower making currently using fabric & straw varieties + tooled flowermaking & dyeing.

As you view & you can view from your smart phone now make notes leave space so as you actually do lesson you can add notes -this strengthens your learning. Buy a Spirax book as a scrap book for pics in mags & paper- helps monitor trends.

I am with you all the way & very important you ask all the little questions= best way to grasp skills. Once you know these techniques you will surprise yourself with your creations.

Chat soon

Enjoy your time away,

Elaine

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