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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 XIV: Taking stock. Careful packing away. Renovating materials,   pp. 214-225 PDF (1.9 MB)


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THE ART OF MILLINERY 
               LESSON XIV 
TAKING STOCK-CAREFUL PACKING AWAY 
        -RENOVATING MATERIALS 
WICE a year, at the end of each season, every 
     workroom, as well as the .stockroom, should have 
     a thorough "house cleaning." If account is taken 
of stock, as it should be, not once but twice a year, not 
one least item should be overlooked, and everything, 
when measured, carded neatly, or laid smoothly in its 
original folds, with plenty of tissue paper between, as 
this prevents creased folds becoming permanent or 
cracking. 
  Velvet, silks, net, and other web goods should be 
brushed with a good hair whisk; feathers, wings, bipls, 
etc., must be lightly brushed, and when put in newly 
               FIG. I-STEAMING BOX 
papered boxes, several bits of camphor put among them. 
  Flowers and foliage must also be brushed, but a rather 
stiff inch-wide paint brush is best for these; then the 
leaves must be smoothed out, crumpled petals smoothed, 
and if necessary attached to the flowers with a speck of 
white photo paste. 
  Ornaments must be brushed with a small stiff brush, 
like a fine close tooth brush, then folded away in tissue 
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