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was visiting some friends there and I was surprised at the number of new hats my hostess wore — green ones, pink ones, black, blue, lavender ones. 'Your hat bill must be very high,' I said to her one day. 'What makes you think that?' she asked. 'Well,' I replied, 'I am judging from the number of new hats you have.' She laughed and said it was evident that I did not understand the Parisienne art of tissue paper millinery. 'You see,' she said, 'We ladies make our own hats and thus make use of our artistic sense. For instance, here are two sheets of tissue paper — black and green '"

Show papers -- first the green sheet, then the black one for a second, then back to the green one.

Now separate papers and hold black in right hand by corner with pocket and green in left hand. Turn hands quickly and show papers both sides. Then bring papers together again with green sheet in front.

The audience think they have seen just two plain sheets of paper. You must try to keep the edges of the pocket together. However, with the quick turns of the paper, the pocket will not be noticeable to the audience anyway.

"Now watch me tear the papers into a number of pieces. Instead of cutting patterns with scissors, I tear them."

Hold Pocket Corner with left hand. Tear through green and black paper tearing about half an inch off pocket. Then tear one more strip through both sheets.

Now turn paper sideways. Tear through, tearing about half an inch off pocket, then tear once again. In tearing, each time place the torn pieces in front of each other. You now have a bunch of square pieces of tissue, all in front of the back pocket concealing hat.

These pieces can be shown on both sides as rear piece of black pocket prevents audience from seeing folded hat.

Then place rear black piece in front. The folded hat is now behind the torn pieces, just as the ball of paper was in the Chinese Paper Trick in Lesson 4.

Fold and crumple torn pieces into a loose ball or flower effect.

"Then I fold them over and give them a tuck here and there and open some of the pieces up."

Begin opening up the folded hat.

"Until I find a beautiful Parisienne hat."

Open hat out in full and place on your head or on the head of a lady assistant or lady spectator.

You will see that the ball of torn pieces forms the pompom or flower on front side of hat.

"And Hubby certainly could never kick about the expense of such a millinery bill."

Woodworking Tools and Installation Tips

Woodworking Tools and Installation Tips

There are a lot of things that either needs to be repaired, or put together when youre a homeowner. If youre a new homeowner, and have just gotten out of apartment style living, you might want to take this list with you to the hardware store. From remolding jobs to putting together furniture you can use these 5 power tools to get your stuff together. Dont forget too that youll need a few extra tools for other jobs around the house.

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