Want to buy or sell something? Check the classifieds

Bows take a bow

Willybob

A-List Customer
Messages
368
It's been a bit since this thread. I have a question. How does one get that fraid look on the open end of an angle cut ribbon without it un raveling. I've used light fabric glue on the back of grosgrain but I know there's a better way. Is it the type of ribbon?
 
Messages
14,731
Location
Buffalo, NY
It's been a bit since this thread. I have a question. How does one get that fraid look on the open end of an angle cut ribbon without it un raveling. I've used light fabric glue on the back of grosgrain but I know there's a better way. Is it the type of ribbon?

Rumor has it that the frayed ribbon edge on bows (common in pre-1940 hats) displayed the quality of the ribbon used. Not having worked much with ribbon, vintage or otherwise, I'm not sure the requirements for fraying without unwanted disintegration. I'm sure there are others on the Lounge who would know better.
 
Messages
14,731
Location
Buffalo, NY
A nicely executed modern replacement on a pre WWI Austrian Velour hat... the only work from Art Fawcett that I own.

art_fawcett_bow.jpg
 
Messages
16,411
Location
Maryland
We don't appreciate the finishing of ribbon and bows enough I think. Once you try to do something like this yourself you realise how difficult and fiddly it really is. This one is mindboggling.
Stefan, Thank you! Alan mentioned similar earlier so I posted it here as he rightly suggested.
 

Frank Boskovich

New in Town
Messages
22
Here’s a few bows I made for some of my custom pure beaver felt hats. @timelessperpetual
 

Attachments

  • A10650BB-8645-4FCD-ADB7-50CED30D3656.jpeg
    A10650BB-8645-4FCD-ADB7-50CED30D3656.jpeg
    72.9 KB · Views: 78
  • E594F6E9-E733-4236-AE62-8A3389203DD2.jpeg
    E594F6E9-E733-4236-AE62-8A3389203DD2.jpeg
    42.3 KB · Views: 84
  • 3F5FDB0E-2740-499F-9F74-94D19BECCD63.jpeg
    3F5FDB0E-2740-499F-9F74-94D19BECCD63.jpeg
    45.5 KB · Views: 81
  • 63C043D0-19F3-478F-B898-4617729427A5.jpeg
    63C043D0-19F3-478F-B898-4617729427A5.jpeg
    79 KB · Views: 79
  • 2E5687AA-C4E6-42C9-92B4-5C50CE1C0308.jpeg
    2E5687AA-C4E6-42C9-92B4-5C50CE1C0308.jpeg
    88.8 KB · Views: 82

belfastboy

I'll Lock Up
Messages
8,440
Location
vancouver, canada
Th
This Emerson has one of the more interesting bows I’ve seen lately. It vaguely resembles a puggaree but it’s not. The wind trolley button is decorative only as there isn’t a string.


View attachment 435860View attachment 435861
Thank you for bumping this thread that I never knew existed. What a treasure trove. I now have a few hours of viewing to catch up on!!!
 

Forum statistics

Threads
101,532
Messages
2,881,106
Members
48,998
Latest member
Boootlicker
Top