Sinamay - Canada
Sinamay is one of the most popular hat-making foundations in the world. It is woven from the processed stalks of the abaca tree, a type of banana native to the Philippines.
Abaca fibre is three times stronger than cotton or silk, and a fabric made from 100% abaca can last for over 100 years.
Sinamay has an airy texture, lightweight, and a wide color palette.
As a result, sinamay holds a very firm shape. Because it is a natural fibre, it holds colour beautifully. A natural fabric woven from fibers of banana palm is flexible when wet with water.
Sinamay is a versatile foundation material which can be used to create all kinds of stunning hat shapes.
The uses of sinamay in millinery are impossible to count. It can be used to create complex layered constructions as well as classic brims and sturdy hat bases. It is also pliable and can be used to stunning effect in free-shaping.
With its gorgeous and expanding range of colours, its firm yet pliable texture and its boundless versatility, it has since become one of the most popular foundation materials for hat-making.
Any sinamay can be stiffened so that it will hold a firm, sturdy shape, or can remain soft for free-shaping and lose folding.
Variety of Weaves:
Standard Weave Sinamay is a 17 x 17 weave.
Extra Fine Weave Sinamay - 28 x 28 Weave - Dyed & Stiffened.
Available in 7 colours Black, White, Red, Navy, Orange, Yellow & Pink
Width: 91-97 cm / 36-38"
(Sold per 1/2 m)