Ben Yûsuf, Anna / The art of millinery: a complete series of practical lessons for the artiste and the amateur
Lesson X: Simple bow making, pp. 151-165 PDF (1.7 MB)
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 152 T "
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