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Originally published in 1931, this book will show you how to make all of the popular flapper-style hats of the early 1930s including transparent, collapsible, straw, framed, hand blocked and draped hats. The author was an experienced milliner in Paris and New York and both taught and supervised millinery classes in New York City. She wrote this book as a millinery textbook for instructors to use to teach the fundamental principles of millinery including the techniques of assembly and finishing, line, color and proportion. She divided the book into what she references as "job sheets" with each "job" being a set of tasks to complete a phase in millinery teaching. Over 500 illustrations depict the hat making process in very specific, step-by-step detail. Ten units detail the following: Hand Blocked and Draped Felts and Straws with Draped Crinoline Models; Finishing Processes; Frame Making - Brims; Covering Brims; Crowns; Collapsible Hats; Transparent Hats; Straw Work; Renovating Hats; and Linings. This book is filled with detailed concepts and comprehensive instruction for hat making with a step-by-step teaching format used by 1930s millinery instructors, so you can be assured you're receiving accurate instruction and authentic techniques of the flapper era. Regardless of changes in hat fashion, this book was purposely created to teach the fundamentals, allowing you to create hats with a 1930s flair or modern hats of your own design by changing brims, crowns, draping lengths, etc. Sample book pages and detailed table of contents are shown at the top of this page.
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Book Description Bramcost Publications, 2010. Paperback. Condition: New. Never used!. Seller Inventory # P111936049392