Wednesday, July 21, 2010

I hate veiling!

The problem with veiling is that it is very springy.... Just when you think that you've got it all beautifully pinned just where you want it it springs away and usually wraps itself around every tool that is within reach and ties itself in a big knot! So after much swearing and cussing I finally got the veiling secured on this hat as a nice little birdcage veil that does not look like a total balloon!

The ribbon roses before being attahced to the hat base.


Cristina - madhatter wannabe said...

Congratulations on your hatmaking!

Did you know that there used to be veiling blocks? Sort of like a hat block, but they look like a big bubble. It's the perfect way to block a great looking veil that stands nicely away from the face.

A friend of mine has one but I have not tried it yet!


Ros Evans said...

Thanks very much :-)

I've seen pictures of veil blocks, but never in real life... I'd love to have a go with one, but not sure where on earth to get one!