Directions for use water based stiffener
1/3 = 1 PART STIFFENER / 3 PARTS WATER
Put some stiffener at the inside of the felt hood. Before steaming, you put it in a plastic bag for 2 hours.
10 minutes steaming than forming on the wooden form.
1/2 = 1 PART STIFFENER / 2 PARTS WATER
1/1 = 1 PART STIFFENER / 1 PART WATER
all kind of straw hoods / sinamay
Put some stiffener on the material. You can do this in advance.
10 minutes steaming than forming on wooden form.
Whatever the material , you hav to steam very well. Because of the stiffener the material becomes white. This will disapear with the steam.