Pilgrim Crafts - Hats
Venture back to the spirit of Plymouth Rock with these Pilgrim crafts. Utilizing the traditional pilgrim hat shape, these pins will be recognized by everyone. The man’s hat has the distinctive large brim, tall crown, ribbon and metal buckle, while the crisp white characteristic design of the puritan bonnet is also individual and unique of that time period.
What would Thanksgiving crafts be without these adorable Pilgrim craft designs to decorate any appealing holiday outfit? Make either Pilgrim hat individually, or make them both and fuse them together.
There was actually a much wider range of hues than exists in the modern image. These colors actually included reds, yellows, purples, black, gray and greens. The colors and the manner in which an individual dressed showed their social standing and station in life.
Materials:Black glassWhite glassPatternBeeswax or Chap StickGlass sawGlass Cleaner choiceGlassline paintsKilnPrepared kiln shelfProtective glassesTwo part EpoxyPin Back
1. Draw and cut out the guide.
2. Situate the portions on the appropriate colorful glass and sketch about the shape with a permanent pen. Liberally shelter the markings with beeswax or Chap Stick.
3. A glass saw is required to cut the pattern. Make a point of cutting close to the line to preserve the shape and all the precise details.
4. Sponge down with soap and soak in plain water or use glass cleaner to delete any markings and scum. Dry the items.
5. Assemble the sections on a primed kiln shelf and arrange the shelf inside the unit. At all times grip the glass by the perimeter to avoid fingerprints.
6. Close the top or door. Turn on the unit.
7. Observe the piece at approximately 1325 degrees Fahrenheit. When peeking at your pieces put on glasses with IR and UV shield.
8. When the glass possesses your sought look, switch off and unplug the oven. If the unit is fabricated with thick fire bricks, you can allow it to cool down by it’s self. On the other hand if it is created with ceramic fiber, the oven must remain on and observed so that it doesn’t cool down any more than about 300 degrees Fahrenheit an hour.
9. As soon as the pyrometer goes down beneath 100 degrees Fahrenheit, the oven may be opened.
10. As soon as the project has cooled to room temperature, you can add a pin back. Stick on the pin back with a two part epoxy.
You can use Glassline paints to add your details or after fusing use Pebeo Vitrea 160 paints. Be sure to follow the firing directions for this product.
Pilgrim Hat Patterns
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