Disk 1 covers making straw hats. Setting up a workroom, gathering millinery supplies and equipment, blocking straw bodies and hoods, constructing straw hats and trimming them out. Instructions for making wide and narrow brimmed straw hats are shown from the first to last steps of the hatmaking process. Straw hats that are demonstrated include Bridal Rose, located on the bridal hat page, Dumaine and Mary Jane, located on the straw hat page.
Disk 2 covers felt hat making. Blocking and constructing felt hats, cut, bound and wired edge brim treatment techniques, feather work, and trimming felt. Three felt hats are constructed from start to finish, to observe from. The hats made are “Contessa”, located on the felt hat page . A felt version of the”Departure” hat, located on the Designer Hat page, and a short brimmed felt with an easy to do, cut edge. Felt hat making is more advanced than straw, so it is suggested that you begin by making straw hats first.
Disk 3 covers, making sweatbands, saving a LOT of money by making your own ribbon using bias cut fabrics. Also how to make ribbon, fabric and grosgrain bows. And finally, the secret to taming that millinery wire.
NOTE: Buckram (blocking or flat pattern work) is not covered on these instructional dvds. For instruction on those techniques, order book #9003, “Hats: Design & Construction”.
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