Re: Re: Hat making supplies
- Oh, it comes to me that, instead of milinery wire, I often just spray
paint regular 18 ga galvanized wire from the hardware section with
Rustoleum (sp?). It's a little heavier, obviously, than 19 ga rayon
wrapped milinery wire, but I find that it works just as well.
The cable ties would be too bulky and will not hold a shape, as they
tend to spring back to being straight.
> Instead of wire, how about the cable ties that everyone is ravingabout
> in the corset making thread?to
> You can get them at Home Depot....
> Anathandra Space Pirate wrote:
> > Margo Anderson Patterns use plastic needlepoint canvas. You can't
> > sew through it, so make plastic pieces just a little smaller.
> > Nef
> > --- In TheCostumersManifesto@yahoogroups.com, Sylvia <sylvia@n...>
> > wrote:
> > > I got a commission recently to make a costume that includes a
> > pillbox hat
> > > and don't really have time to travel the distance needed to get
> > get
> > > heavy buckram and millinery wire. Does anyone have any good
> > suggestions of
> > > what I might find locally to substitute?
> > >
> > > Sylrog