Added Jun 23, 2010
San Diego, Calif...
It is the start of summer and I have added two wool projects, lol…
This is a cloche-inspired wool hat I made from an extra piece of buckram I blocked (I took a Millinery class in the beginning of the year — you can see my other hat in my project archive). The base is buckram, a starchy net-like material that softens when wet…. you stretch it over a wooden head block to get the shape of the crown. The brim is flat-patterned. The brim also has a base of buckram, that is why it sticks out straight and not “floppy.”
I added a trim of petersham ribbon and a couple of vintage buttons. This was about 98% handsewn, using “Millinery” needles. The lining for the hat is made out of taffeta and finished off with a narrower petersham ribbon that acts as a sweatband .
100% wool, buckram, crinoline, millinery wire, petersham, taffeta, buttons, lots of thread and patience :)
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