Hats on Heads: The Art of Creative Millinery
In this book basic millinery is covered, from felts, through stitched hats and straws, to the bridal headdress. Shapes dealt with suit heads from infant to grandma. Instructions include trims and suitable interlinings for millinery fabrics. The author deals clearly with the elements of design - line, direction, shape, size, texture, value, colour and then the principles of harmony, contrast, gradiation, alteration, balance. In simple fashion she explains the uses of repetitions, radiation, unity, and dominance, in millinery design.
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area edge back seam back stitch beret berry pins bias binding bias strip brim block brim edge Buttonhole a wire Buttonhole stitch canvas capeline centre back centre front collar colour construction cotton crown and brim curve Cut a bias Cut away surplus diagonally baste draped drawing pin droop facing felt Finish flower fold Gather glue grosgrain hats headfitting hood inside interlining lace length Leno loops machine sew machine stitching Mark measure methylated spirit millinery moulded ribbon head needle organdie padded pattern petals petersham piece pleats position press open radius ribbon head band right side Rightangle round the outline satin satin stitch seam allowance sections sewn shape silk slip stitch stab stitch steam straight grain straw stiffener strip of fabric surplus fabric tack and machine thread Threadline tool Trim the seam tulle Turn veiling vilene width willow wool wrong side yard zipper foot