In my previous post about the Mad Hatter’s hat, I mentioned that I was going to post about how to wire buckram. If you’re interested in making a buckram-based hat, you’ll need to wire it at some point!
1. Tape the wire to the buckram using masking tape. If the wire is short and the space is small and the right shape, you can also just hold it in place. The stitch is like a blanket or saddle stitch.
2. Start by ‘stabbing’ the buckram into the seam allowance.
3. Bring the needle back around to the front of the work, over the wire, and loop it under the thread.
4. Pull snug, and move onto the next stitch.
Stay tuned, in an upcoming post I’ll get back to the construction of the Mad Hatter’s hat.