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Ben Yƻsuf, Anna / The art of millinery: a complete series of practical lessons for the artiste and the amateur
(1909)

Lesson II: Making wire frames,   pp. 25-38 PDF (2.1 MB)


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THE ART OF MILLINERY 
                 LESSON II 
           MAKING WIRE FRAMES 
IRE frames are made entirely by measurements, 
       and, the method and use of tools once mastered, 
       are really easier to make than buckram frames. 
If, however, the milliner designs a new shape, it is 
best to do so in paper, or buckram; then from this 
make the wire frame. If the frame is made experi- 
mentally, the edge wire should be lightly tied, the cross 
wires not clipped permanently tight, nor the other rings 
tied on finished with the tie wire, so that all may be 
adjusted, then when lines and form are right all fasten- 
ings are secured immovably. 
                   A       B 
                       FIG. I 
                    CUTTERS "A" 
                    PLIERS "B1" 
                    The Tools 
  The tools necessary for making wire frames are a 
pair of small wire cutters, and a small pair of pliers, 
costing respectively 40 cents and 15 cents. There is a 
tool that combines the two, but it is not practical for 
millinery, as the points are necessarily wider and 
thicker, and do not lay hold of the fine wires, nor 
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