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The Hand-Book of Millinery

Comprised in a Series of Lessons for the Formation of

Bonnets, Capotes, Turbans, Caps, Bows, Etc.:

To Which is Appended a Treatise

On Taste, and the Blending of Colours

Also an Essay

On Corset Making

Spiral Bound Book Republication™

Originally Published in 1847!


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Up for view is another marvelous Dakota Prairie Treasures Spiral Bound Book Republication™ of our original Antebellum - pre-Civil War Era "The Hand-Book of Millinery"!

This HISTORIC item contains instructions, designs & instructional fundamentals for creating a variety of classic Victorian - Antebellum Era millinery hat styles. There are 13 Millinery lessons included! (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!

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


An excerpt:

"A cap, or a bonnet, should not be considered merely as a covering for the head, but also as an ornament, which, by the aide of judicious management, may be made subservient--as an adjunct--to render more interesting the countenance on which nature has lavished her most lovely graces...With regard to the practical part of the Art of Millinery, we feel convinced that it is so simplified in our pate, that it would be superfluous to dwell further upon the subject..."


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Contents:

Lesson 1.

On Drawn Bonnets--with flat and raised grooves - and Capotes in general

Lesson 2.

On the most eligible method to be adopted for the lining of Straw and other Bonnets

Lesson 3.

On the making and cutting out of Tight Bonnets with due attention to economy

Lesson 4.

Observations on the Adoption of Colours best calculated to suit the complexion

Lesson 5.

On Transparent Bonnets

Lesson 6.

On Widows' Caps

Lesson 7.

On the art of Making Caps by the service of the Diagram Heads

Lesson 8.

On the art of forming Turbans

Lesson 9.

On the Hebrew, or Pontiff's Turban

Lesson 10.

On Head Dresses - a la Creole - the Highland Bonnet, Demi-Toques, &c.

Lesson 11.

On Dress Hats, and Lace Coiffures

Lesson 12.

On the art of Tying Bows, accompanied by distinct Rules:

Rule 1, Le Noeud

Rule 2, Le Noeud a la Ruse

Rule 3, Le Noeud a la Diane

Rule 4, La Guirlande a la Colin

Rule 5, Le Noeud a la Grecque, or Grecian Bow

Rule 6, Le Noeud Precis

Lesson 13.

On the Selection of Material, with Remarks on Taste, &c

Essay on Corset Making

Conclusion

Now time to have some creative fun!

The ladies of early Victorian times put their hands to such marvelous work and now you can too! You may utilize contemporary tools and materials found at a nearby fabric, craft or hobby store…

The item you will receive is representative of the types of needlework 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 grandmothers did!

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!

You will appreciate the attention taken in providing a TOP QUALITY PRODUCT that you will use for many years to come.

Antebellum Millinery Book Hat Making Make Civil War Hats and Bonnets 1847

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