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Anslow, Florence / Practical millinery
(1922)

Chapter VIII: Straw working,   pp. 93-104 PDF (2.4 MB)


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STRAW WORKING 
an after coating of clear varnish are good helpmeets in this 
department of renovation. 
   Machine-made hats may in some cases be altered by the 
amateur milliner; the crowns can be either raised by inserting 
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a band of stiffening, or lowered by removing a few rows of plait; 
brims can be made less or enlarged, and if necessary be bound 
at the edge. 
   A hat-crown may be brought back to shape, and the colour 
somewhat restored, by pressing it under a cloth that has been 
dipped in and wrung out of a pint of water to which about a 
teaspoonful of liquid ammonia has been added. 
   A hat-brim, pressed in the same manner, will regain its firm- 
ness, and if a fine wire is sewn round the brim edge, and hidden 
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