Thoughts on the Cost of Straw

Materials for a Straw Hat or Bonnet

  • Straw plait/braid
  • Millinery wire
  • Sizing
  • Millinery Block
  • Needles and Thread
  • Approx 10-11 hours of hand sewing for a hat, 11-12 hours for a bonnet

Your Milliner’s Knowledge and Care

  • Study of original millinery pieces – shaping, techniques, finishing, decorating
  • Study of period photographs and fashion illustrations
  • Study of millinery blocks
  • Research time – original articles, tariff records
  • Hand care – Lotion, pain cream, wrist braces

Decorating a Straw Hat or Bonnet

  • Lining
  • Functional ties
  • Fashionable ties (bonnet)
  • Frill or cap (bonnet)
  • Bavolet and lining (bonnet)
  • Decorative ribbons
  • Decorative flowers
  • Decorative feathers
  • Bonnet stay (bonnet)

Shipping Materials

  • Boxes (can be free from PO)
  • Shipping tape
  • Packing paper
  • Tissue paper
  • Thank you cards (ran out last year)
  • Fragile stickers
  • Printer, laptop, and internet
  • Ink
  • Paper
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