Woman's Institute of Domestic Arts & Sciences Skeleton Foundations Part 1

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Woman's Institute of Domestic Arts & Sciences Skeleton Foundations Part 1

Mary Brooks Picken, Department of Millinery 1915

Spiral Bound Book Republication  2007

pages 32

Millinery instruction and wire frame patterns from the era's experts at the Woman's Institute of Domestic Arts & Sciences Millinery Department.  Includes  Instruction Paper with Examination Questions.

These highly-detailed lessons are specifically geared at making close-fitting hats with or without brims. You will need these lessons in order to make wire frames/ skeleton foundations for many of the transparent hats and yardage hats featured in the other Woman's Institute Millinery Books.

Difficulty level: Advanced.

Please note that there are no complete hat sewing patterns in this book. This is foundation knowledge that one needs to make advanced hats from 1910-1928.

Kinds of Wire, Tools, Construction of Wire Crowns, Head-Size, Dome Crown, Box Crown, Bell Crown, Apex Crown, Square Crown, Triangle Crown, Acorn Crown, Square Crown With Circular Head-size Wire, Eccentric Crowns.

Mary Brooks Picken founded the Woman's Institute of Domestic Arts and Sciences in Scranton, Pennsylvania. An expert on fashion, Picken was an authority on dress, fabric, design, and sewing. She taught "Economics of Fashion" at Columbia University and was one of the five founding directors of the Metropolitan Museum of Art's Costume Institute. 

Please note: This is a spiral bound reproduction book of the out of print original.

Spiral bound book is in excellent condition. Will conveniently lie flat while in use.
Product CodeWOME5MJY29
ManufacturerDakota Prarie Treasures
Stock Level1
ConditionUsed
Weight0.165kg

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