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Re: [TheCostumersManifesto] Digest Number 818

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  • David Juby
    I have had to break down felt hats. The bleach idea works well, but to get that leathery look, I used flex-glue (tinted just slightly darker than the hat)
    Message 1 of 2 , Dec 5, 2003
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      I have had to break down felt hats. The bleach idea works well, but to
      get that "leathery" look, I used flex-glue (tinted just slightly darker
      than the hat) and brushed it on the wear areas. It looked great. Very
      convincing.

      Good Luck,
      David

      Curtis Kidd wrote:

      > > Date: Thu, 04 Dec 2003 17:46:05 -0000
      > > From: "silentepoeta" <silentepoeta@...>
      > > Subject: Hats
      > >
      > > Hey
      > >
      > > I have a felt hat that I want to make look old, worn,and
      > > leathery.
      > > What's the best way to pull that off? (besides wearing it
      > > for a
      > > looong time)
      >
      > Ummm...well, I haven't had to distress a felt hat before
      > (I've always had access to hats that had plenty of distress
      > from natural wear when I needed something old)...but this
      > is what I would try. First of all, mist it with a very
      > diluted bleach spray...should simulate sun fading. Then
      > run it through a dryer for a while--the heat will help take
      > some of the stiffness out, and the bouncing around will
      > help build up that 'well-worn' look.
      >
      > You might also try spraying it with some diluted acrylic
      > paint (after distressing it) to give it some 'built-up
      > grime', or dusting it with fuller's earth/makeup
      > powder/some other similar concoction (do this outdoors,
      > especially with fuller's earth! It will get onto/into
      > everything in the area if you aren't extremely careful).
      >
      > Hope this helps...or at least inspires some ideas.
      >
      >
      >
      > =====
      > Curtis Kidd
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      >
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    • Curtis Kidd
      ... Ummm...well, I haven t had to distress a felt hat before (I ve always had access to hats that had plenty of distress from natural wear when I needed
      Message 2 of 2 , Dec 6, 2003
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        > Date: Thu, 04 Dec 2003 17:46:05 -0000
        > From: "silentepoeta" <silentepoeta@...>
        > Subject: Hats
        >
        > Hey
        >
        > I have a felt hat that I want to make look old, worn,and
        > leathery.
        > What's the best way to pull that off? (besides wearing it
        > for a
        > looong time)

        Ummm...well, I haven't had to distress a felt hat before
        (I've always had access to hats that had plenty of distress
        from natural wear when I needed something old)...but this
        is what I would try. First of all, mist it with a very
        diluted bleach spray...should simulate sun fading. Then
        run it through a dryer for a while--the heat will help take
        some of the stiffness out, and the bouncing around will
        help build up that 'well-worn' look.

        You might also try spraying it with some diluted acrylic
        paint (after distressing it) to give it some 'built-up
        grime', or dusting it with fuller's earth/makeup
        powder/some other similar concoction (do this outdoors,
        especially with fuller's earth! It will get onto/into
        everything in the area if you aren't extremely careful).

        Hope this helps...or at least inspires some ideas.



        =====
        Curtis Kidd
        "Remember, the light at the end of the tunnel could be you!"

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        "Ein Volk, Ein Reich, Ein Fuhrer" - Adolf Hitler
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