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Woman's Institute

Trimmings Application

Spiral Bound Book Republication™

Originally Published - 1928!

Why Buy Just One?

Receive a 50% shipping/handling discount, on all items after the first purchase, providing all are paid for in a single payment!

Up for view is another marvelous Dakota Prairie Treasures Spiral Bound Book Republication™ of our original, "Woman's Institute of Domestic Arts & Sciences: Trimmings Application," originally published in 1928!

This HISTORIC millinery guide includes general history, use, details and instructions regarding creating the dainty artificial flower, feather and ribbon trimmings used so artistically the Flapper Era field of millinery! (Original is NOT for sale)

Our new line of Spiral Bound Book Republications™ oh-so-conveniently lie flat while in use!

This is a unbelievably nice touch if you have every tried to read a pattern's instructions while your hands are full of your in progress project. As an avid needleworker myself my personal experience prompted my choice of spiral binding for it's ease-of-use alone. I bet you'll love it too!

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This item is a great resource for those who are historical reenactment enthusiasts, stage and theatre costumers, students of historical millinery, clothing, fiber and textile arts, etc!

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This is certainly a fine study on the history of the Flapper Era Millinery trade. Valuable guidance and inspiration is contained in this item for the creative needlework, fabric & thread artists who desire to study and recreate excellent remakes of the early delicate and dainty millinery and frock styles. This is the perfect opportunity to purchase your own version of another historic arts & crafts guide revealing our heritage.

An excerpt:

"Trimming, in millinery parlance, is the adornment applied to a hat to give it a finished effect, and the one who does this work is know as a trimmer... an understanding of design, an artistic sense, and a proficient needle are necessary for the final achievement - a correct hat. But, while it is true that many of the best trimmers are born, not made, one may be gifted and not be aware of it until one gives the work a fair trial. Much can be accomplished through study and practice."

Trimming Application
Trimming and Trimmers
Classes of Trimmers
Designing Trimmer
Copyist Trimmer
The Successful Trimmer
Line and Trimming
Pose of Hats
Elevation of Hats
Fit of Hats
Range of Trimmings
Relation of Trimming to Hat
Same Trimming on Different Shapes
Versatility of Trimmings
Different Trimmings on Same Type
Close-fitting Type
Obtaining a Tailleur
Obtaining a Dress Hat
Brimmed Type
Obtaining a Sports Model
Obtaining a Dressy Hat
Unlimited Choice of Trims
Types of Trimming
Flowers, Fruits, and Foliage
Varieties of Form and Placement
Principles of Application
Cultivating One's Artistic Ability
Artistic Grouping
Basic Stitches
Attaching Single Flower
Attaching a Hanging Garland
Applying Flowers in Combination
Principles of Flower Combination
Applying Spray Wreath
Applying Massed Combination
Applying Flat Flower Trims
Making Solid-flower Crown
Making Solid-foliage Crown
Applying Flower Sprays
Attaching Wreaths
Applying Flower Cocarde
Applying Standing Flower Trim
Ribbon and Fabric Trims
Variety of Materials
Ribbon and Other Trims
Methods of Applying Bow Trims
Making the Bow on the Hat
Applying Partly Made Bow
Applying a Completed Bow
Ribbon Stick-up Trim
Ribbon Crown and Bow
Ribbon-fan Trim
Lace-bow Trim
Piece-goods Trims
Varieties of Materials and Effects
Piece-goods Bow Trim
Piece-goods Chou Trim
Varying the Position of the Chou
Ostrich Trimmings
Varieties and Handling
Principles of Application
Steaming Ostrich
Curling Ostrich
Wiring Ostrich
Applying Drooping Ostrich Trim
Ostrich Blade
Ostrich Plume
Applying Upright Ostrich Trims
Wire-crutch Support
Tie-stitch Support
Applying Ostrich Bands
Even Band Trim
Wiring the Brim Line
Amazon Band
Applying Ostrich Pompons
Pompons without Finish
Pompon with Finish
Applying Ostrich Fancies
Varieties of Finish
Sprays without Finish
Ostrich Fringe
Feather Ornaments
Nature and Handling
Reinforced Wings
Applying Reinforced Wings
Applying Wings without Reinforcing
Coque Fancies
Applying Flat and Drooping Fancies
Applying Upright Fancies
Nature and Handling
Applying Quills without Finishing
Applying Quills through Slashes
Making a Fabric Quill

What a historically educational and delightful millinery trim making instructional this is!

The ladies of earlier times put their hands to such marvelous work and now you can too! These are beautiful items and sure to delight you and yours! These instructions are very clear and easy to follow and yet the experience crafter will be capable of altering as per individual needs and artistic whim.

The vintage feather, materials, tools, etc., can be found on eBay quite readily. You just have to hunt a little bit! :) Or, of course, you can utilize contemporary tools and materials found at a nearby fabric, craft or hobby store.

The Spiral Bound Book Republication™ you will receive is representative of the types of handicraft expertise of earlier genteel and feminine American and European culture! If you're into nostalgia like I am you will have many hours of enjoyment recreating antique needlework items for yourself or others dear to your heart just the way your great-grandmothers did!

Flapper Era Millinery Book Make Hat Trims Making Trimmed Hats 1928

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