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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 III: Covering of frames,   pp. 39-52 PDF (2.2 MB)


Page 39

 
THE ART OF MILLINER- 
                 LESSON III 
            COVERING OF FRAMES 
OME shapes are suitable for plain covering; some, 
     by reason of their eccentric lines, it is not possible 
     to cover plain; for such shapes one resorts to folds, 
shirrings, or draped effects, each of which will be treated 
of in turn. 
  The buckram frame, to be plain covered, should be 
of simple form, so that no join, or at most only one, 
may be needed to fit the covering to the brim. 
  If the brim is very wide, or is to be curved up, or 
down, in any place, it will be necessary to put "braces" 
where needed. These are just bars of wire set across 
the brim with a button-hole stitch, either in form of 
flat-ended pear-shaped loops, or straight bars (see Fig. 
I), the ends of which are turned sharp along the edge 
wire for about an inch and sewn firmly to this, the 
other end running an inch up against the crown. The 
FIG. I-SHOWING "BRACES" STRAIGHT 
AND IN LOOP FORM; ALSO MUSLIN 
   BINDS AND COVERS ON WIRES 
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