Pinokpok translates as ‘Pounded Abaca’. It has a smooth linen appearance due to the fact that it has been subjected to considerable hand pounding. Usually, this hand pounding or hammering of the materials can take days and produces a shiny and smooth material, amazing for blocking and trimming.
Pantone Colour of the Year 2023 is 'Viva Magenta' But how do milliners incorporate these colours to keep millinery current? What is the history of Pantone Colour of the Year? Where can you find materials in the colour of the year?
The strong buntal fibre is naturally plyable and the weave easily takes a shape over a block or can be used free form. Look at how buntal mats are made along with tips on how to shape them into stunning headwear.
“I love the black and white weave paper fabric and could work with it all day.” Sherry Richardson embraces the art of millinery and pushes herself to explore new materials. She recently undertook the challenge of working with paper fabric. She offers a few tips and food for thought.