"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…"
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
"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…"
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.
Enjoy your time away,
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