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Hill, Clare, fl. 1900 / Millinery: theoretical and practical
(1909)

Straw-working,   pp. 85-90 PDF (1.3 MB)


Page 85

 
STRAW-WORKING 
            STRAWWORKING 
   Materials Required for Straw-working :- 
            Straw lace. 
            i ring of fine silk wire. 
            i ring of satin wire. 
            i reel cotton, colour of straw. 
            Hot iron. 
            Water. 
            White cloth. 
   Inasmuch as straw hats and bonnets may be 
 bought at a very small cost nowadays, the 
 student often questions the necessity for her 
 study of this particular branch of the millinery 
 art. In the first place, however, she is neither 
 taught nor expected to learn the method 
 employed by the workpeople of the Luton and 
 Dunstable industries in England, nor those of 
 Tuscany and Leghorn in Italy, but that so 
 generally adopted by the up-to-date milliners 
 when constructing the more fanciful confections, 
 viz. those arrangements of silk and straw, chiffon 
 and straw, flowers and straw, or lace and straw, 
 when the crown is built up of one and the brim 
 of the other, and sometimes a commingling of 
 both, or of several materials that have been so 
 fashionable of late years, and for the building 
 up of which fancy straws retailed by the yard 
are to be bought at most draper's. 


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