Hill, Clare, fl. 1900 / Millinery: theoretical and practical
Straw-working, pp. 85-90 PDF (1.5 MB)
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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