HATS: HEADS AND TAILS (click on image to start video)
I asked you what types of tutorials you would like to see here, and I really appreciate those of you that took the time to participate. I've been brainstorming ways that I could reward those of you that follow me, email me, and leave comments; so, there is a surprise coming to you very soon for your extra efforts. Your support is greatly appreciated. Additionally, I'm extremely passionate about couture millinery and the continued growth of this beautiful art form.
There is nothing new under the sun. Enjoy these two vintage videos (one below also) from the past addressing millinery trim (poll winner). Here are the poll results:
- Buckram Frames--Flat Pattern: 7
- Buckram Frames--Blocked 6
- Straw Blocking: 10
- Felt Blocking: 8
- Millinery Trim (flowers, etc.): 13
- Other (no comments left): 3
A second observation:: milliners with poor skills pass on their bad skills on. Learn to tell the difference between a good and a bad milliner. Ladies and gentlemen, there are too many fantastic milliners out their to study, past and present. If you have learned to tell the difference between a well made dress and a poorly made dress or purse or shoes, you can learn to tell the difference between a well made hat and a poorly made one. My work still needs plenty of improvement, and I'm not even a perfectionist!