I spent last week soaking up knowledge from the millinery legend that is Rose Cory, and I am so hungry for more, I have signed up for another week in November. Yay!!
I am not going to bore you with too many details in this post, so I will just show you a couple of the things I worked on, and then do 2 different posts, showing the process from start to finish, and also how to make a silk velvet rose.
This week saw me learning how to block hats using a wooden hat block, sewing the blocked pieces together, wiring the edges of the hat, and then finally trimming the hat. I made a rose from silk velvet, and that was so interesting. We used a velvet board, which I had never seen before, to preserve the pile of the fabric. Rose said in the absence of a velvet board, a thick towel can be used. I will talk more about that in another post.
I made a cloche.......
Trying on my handwork.
A mini sequence of what I did
I received a few requests about rolling sinamay from one of the posts I did in July, so when I find the time, I shall do a little post about that, showing you the two ways I have been taught to roll sinamay. It is not difficult, but it is a bit time consuming.
I can go back to sewing now. I have really missed sewing, and hopefully I can get my sewing mojo back as it seems to have gone fishing.