I used a pure silk furnishing fabric, which probably wasn't the best to use for a first time go, as it was quite heavy and hard to stiffen, but once started, I just had to carry on. The petals were cut out and stiffened last night using a combination of cornflour and PVA.
I have no millinery flower tools (way too expensive), so the kitchen drawers and workshop tools came in handy.....I used a melon baller, an awl and a couple of screwdrivers!
I find millinery so gripping, just can't get enough of it lately :) The hat is not quite completed but what do you think?
I just wish our weather was better so that I could take some photos that don't look like I live in a cave, but at 7am it was pretty gloomy!