Hat making—or Millinery—has seen a revival in recent years, with people realising just how cost-effective, enjoyable, and rewarding the endeavour can be. This classic guide provides all the information a novice needs to know about the process, complete with information on tools and equipment, materials, technique, and many other related aspects. Contents include: “Millinery”, “Felt”, “Nature of Felt”, “Fur Felt”, “Wool Felt”, “The Conversion of Hood into Hat”, “The Blocked Felt Hat (Hoods)”, “The Blocked Felt Hat”, “The Sailor Hat in Felt”, “Felts”, “To Make a Felt Cloche”, “To Make a Felt Fez”, “To Make a Felt Beret”, etc. Many vintage books such as this are becoming increasingly rare and expensive. We are republishing this vintage book now in an affordable, high-quality edition complete with a specially commissioned new introduction on millinery.
Although there are several books on felt, this is the first one that concentrates on felt fashions - in the broadest sense - with felt techniques and patterns for construction. From simple corsages through hats and scarves to jackets and full-length coats, this is an essential book for those already working in felt or fashion who want to make more of felted textiles. The author takes you through the techniques of feltmaking but goes on to show you how to embellish and colour the felt - including using velvets and silks and ruching methods - and then construct garments and accessories from it.The book covers: how to make basic felt; embellishing felt; corsages; earrings and other jewellery; scarves; nuno felt techniques; hat-making; felt sleeveless top; felt skirt; felt jacket, including nuno felt jacket; and, felt coat. With clear instructions, construction patterns and stunning images of felted fashions from a range of felters, this is a great book on a subject growing in popularity (word count: 25,000). It features a range of techniques and patterns for making felted fashion items. It also covers things from felt corsages, scarves and hats to felt jackets and coats. It also features strong use of colour and embellishment - silks and velvet - in the felt.
This book will prove of much interest to the modern hat maker. It contains numerous projects and is extensively illustrated with diagrams and drawings. Contents Include: Introduction; The Workroom and its Equipment; Materials; Design and Choice; The Sailor Hat in Felt; The Off the Face Hat; The Beret; The Pill Box; The Toque; The Off the Face Hat in Satin; A Sports Hat in Stitched Angola; Trimmings. This book contains classic material dating back to the 1900s and before. The content has been carefully selected for its interest and relevance to a modern audience.
The narrator of this charming picture book loves her summer hat, but as the seasons change, her hat isn’t always appropriate for every occasion. She must use her crafting skills to turn the hat into a work of art, perfect for every season and holiday. Featuring the same characters from the first book, I Had a favourite Dress, along with the hip, eye-catching art style that won it so many fans, this book is perfect for young crafters and their stylish parents.
The next in our So Pretty! series, this is a vibrant collection of 24 projects made from manufactured felt – necklaces, hair pins, garlands, bracelets, pin cushions, felt-appliqued pillows, bags and more from crafters around the world. The book includes how-to illustrations by Julia Rothman, easy-to-use templates and stunning photography. In keeping with the series, the projects are truly distinctive and perfect for the stylish crafter.