The Woman's Institute of Domestic Arts and Sciences was a mail order correspondence school founded for the purpose of teaching sewing, cooking and millinery to women. The goal was to provide a skilled trade for women who wanted to earn wages or, for the home milliner, to offer an opportunity to hand make hats necessary for wearing in fashionable society without the expense of paying a milliner. There are more than 40 books in the WIDAS millinery course. This course book, Making Fabric Foundation Crowns, originally published in 1925, will show you how to make fabric crowns from beginning to end including: shaping crowns on wire blocks, applying crown fabric layers, varying the weight of a crown, making an even cuff, fitting the crown, strengthening the crown. You'll learn how to make the following types of crowns: transparent oval, cuff, apex bell, extra firm helmet, light weight helmet, bell, soft tip, two piece crown, dry-molded crown. Also included are instructions on how to shape crowns on blocks, alter a ready-made crown (increase size, decrease size, change the shape) and the most helpful -- how to make your own gummed paper block. Detailed text and illustrations will give you a first hand education in fabric foundation crown making as taught by the premier millinery school of the late teens and twenties. There were 28 course books in the original WIDAS millinery course released in 1915. Many of the course books remained unchanged over time because the millinery techniques did not change; however, as fashion changed and new techniques became available, new books were added or completely updated with more than 15 books added from the years 1920 to 1929. Each WIDAS millinery course book published by Bramcost Publications contains detailed, step-by-step instructions for hat making. Sample book images are shown at the top of this page. ***FOR MORE BOOKS IN THIS COURSE, please see our other Amazon listings.***
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Book Description Bramcost Publications, 2010. Paperback. Book Condition: Used: Good. Bookseller Inventory # SONG1936049449
Book Description Bramcost Publications, 2010. Paperback. Book Condition: Very Good. Great condition with minimal wear, aging, or shelf wear. Bookseller Inventory # P021936049449