Re: Antique linen parasol : cleaning help
--- In F-Costume@yahoogroups.com, "Melody" wrote:
<snip> Ps .anyone know of a good book on how to recover old parasols?I couldn't find one and I gor conflicting answers on wether the cover had to be cut on the bias,for stretch or could be cut on grain in giant triangles.<snip>
I have a great book to suggest: Rachel E. Pollock is La Bricoleuse, Costume Craft Artisan extraordinaire. She teaches Theatrical Costuming, blogs on Live Journal, and has written a self-published parasol book that is really worth while. She's also done several projects with fabric design on Spoonflower, including a set of historical folding-fan repros I'm bookmarking for this year. Her parasol book is available in e-book, paperback and hardback. I got the paperback myself.