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Chapter XIV: Hardwear and fruit and flower hat trimmings,   pp. 152-166 PDF (2.7 MB)

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O DDS and ends of ribbon, wool, silk, cloth, velvet, beads, 
     straw, lace, leather, etc., may all be made into either 
head-wear or dressy little trimmings. 
   RAFFIA TRIMMINGS.-Raffia, either in its natural colour 
or when dyed, makes effective and useful hat bands, buckles, 
flowers, large-headed pins, etc. 
   HAT BAND.-Fig. 1 illustrates a pretty hat band which has 
two-fold leno muslin for a foundation, on to which the raffia is 
couched down with thick black or coloured silk. The colours 
here shown are blue, green, and natural; the blue forms the 
waved central band, the green the straight borders, and the 
natural shade fills in the spaces. Other shades would be equally 
pretty, say, pink, mauve and purple, or perhaps brown, flame and 
   RAFFIA FLOWERS.-Daisies, similar to Fig. 2 can be made 
of either narrow or wide raffia. A circular disc of espatra covered 
as for a rosette (see Chapter VI, Fig. 30) forms the base, and long 
loops of raffia are arranged round and round this for the daisy 
petals, the centre being filled with either raffia couched down in 
tiny stitches, or with glass or wooden beads. Pleasing colours 
are-natural for the petals, with blue, green, and red for centres ; 
or petals of pink and centres of yellow would be pretty for a very 
little girl's hat. 
   HATPINS.-The hatpin should be strong, and not more 
than 6 in. long. Push the pin through a small cork to keep it 
from slipping, then cover the head with cotton wool and mould 
it to shape. Fasten the wadding firmly in place by a covering 
of leno drawn well down into shape and bound with cotton tightly 

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