Weiss, Rosalind / How to make hats; a method of self-instruction using job sheets--fully illustrated
First aid to a good milliner, pp. xi ff. PDF (912.3 KB)
FIRST AID ro A GOOD MILLINER i. Use Your Nippers to Cut Wire. Never use scissors. Cutting wire with scissors ruins them. 2. Use Your Scissors to Cut Threads. Do not bite threads. It injures your teeth. 3. Use Short Threads. From shoulder to shoulder is the cor- rect length. Long threads get tangled and take more time to pull through. 4. Use Thread to Match the Hat or the Material on Which You Are Working. If you do not, your stitches are much more apt to show. 5. Use Your Thimble. It saves time and prevents sore fingers. 6. Use Your Tape Measure. Guessing does not lead to accuracy. 7. Use a Fine Needle for Fine Materials. Coarse needles make large holes that cannot be hidden. 8. Use a Coarse Needle for Stiff or Heavy Materials. Fine needles will not go through easily and may break. 9. Use Fine Pins, Particularly for Silks. Holes in silks from pins are difficult to hide. 1o. Use Pins in Hats, Not in Your Mouth. You might swallow them. ix. Use Irons Carefully. Burning yourself is painful. materials ruins them. Burning 12. Use an Iron Stand. Burning the ironing board shows a lack of efficiency. 13. Use Steam with Great Care. Steam burs are serious. 14. Use a Pencil to Mark Frames. Pencil marks on frames will not show in the finished hat. 15. Use Tailor's Chalk to Mark All Parts of a Hat That Will Show When Finished. Chalk will rub off. x6. Use the Usual Milliner's Tools: They will help you to do your work neatly, accurately, and quickly. a. Scissors. b. Thimble. c. Nippers. d. Needles. e. Pins. f. Tape measure. g.Pencil. h Tailor's chalk. 17. Use This Equipment: Without this equipment, you cannot work efficiently. a. A stove. b. A steam tank or water kettle. c. An ironing board. d. An iron. e. An iron stand. I. Iron holders. SPressing cloths. Crown blocks. i. Brim blocks. A fireproof container for gasoline. Cans for sizing, glue, alcohol, shellac. 1. Brushes for sizing, glue and shellac. m. A sewing machine. n. Hat stands. o. A soft brush. p. A whisk broom. q. Millinery fashion magazines and trade papers. 18. Use Care in Handling All Hats. Hats get out of shape easily, if you handle them roughly. xg. Use All the Instructions and Information in Each Section of Every Job Sheet. If you desire to do the work success- fully, reading the main headings is not suffcient. All the instructions given in the text are necessary; always read them before beginning your work. Read all references to other jobs. When in doubt; reread the directions. If still in doubt, ask your teacher how to proceed. 2o. Use Your Job Sheet and Keep It Clean. Cleanliness is important in millinery.
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