Wednesday, September 10, 2008

wednesday = books

I bought today's book at an estate sale earlier in the summer not because I will probably ever make a hat, but because I loved the illustrations:

title: The Key to Millinery Design; how to make smart hats
author, designer & illustrator: Pier Montagna
technical drawings: Ian R. Mastrup
copyright: 1962 {by Max Padell}

I'm glad the first holiday post was well received - thank you for your comments!

I should have realized those gingerbread crafts would be a favorite of so many & provided more information about here you go:
Download PDF here


Jessie said...

those illustrations are FAN.TASTIC!

Anonymous said...

Just downloaded the gingerbread PDF - thanks again.

Anonymous said...

what a wonderful book, thaks as always for sharing.

Heather said...

and now you'll always know what kind of hat to fit to your face for whatever occasion!

* elizabeth * said...

Those illustrations are beauuuuutiful.

Anonymous said...

I loooove this book!! Thanks so much for posting!

amy dame said...

what an amazing book! millinery is one skill that i've always wanted to learn, i adore vintage hats. if you ever decide to sell the book or pass it on, please keep me in mind! there are very few good millinery books out there now. and this one looks to have awesome illustrations!

Les Incroyables said...

Wow! Amazing. Did you scan the whole book?
Is there any possibility that I could get a copy? I'm living in germany and sadly can't find it here.



Cristina de Prada - milliner said...

It looks like a very interesting book and the illustrations are wonderful. It's amazing the amount of millinery books that were produced in the 50's and 60's and all have these wonderful drawings.

Thanks for sharing!