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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 X: Simple bow making,   pp. 151-165 PDF (2.2 MB)


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              THE ART OF MILLINERY 
bow (Fig. 2) is made and wired in this way; a similar 
bow is shown on the hat (Fig. 3) with a pair of long 
wings added. 
QUILL BOW WIRED       FIG. 3-QUILL BOW POSED ON HAT 
   There is another method of wiring ribbon for bows 
 of a different style, as shown in Fig. 4; in this 
 case the wire, which should be a fine, rather soft size 
 like lace wire, and, if possible, match the ribbon, is but- 
 tonhole sewn on the wrong side of the ribbon, along 
 the middle or nearer one edge, according to the kind of 
 bow to be evolved; only one thread of the back web is 
 taken up with a fine needle and silk to match, the stitches 
 being from one-half to one inch long. Begin sewing 
 at one end, holding the ribbon straight before you, and 
 work towards you, throwing the thread to the left under 
 the thumb, which also holds the wire in place, the needle 
 passing under it as shown in the illustration; when the 
 loop under the thumb is released and the thread pulled, 
 the tied stitch is formed; this method takes just half the 
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