The products on this page can be used for things other than hat making. Millinery wire (also known as hat wire) can be a bit difficult to work with as it's quite soft, but this also means it can be shaped - unlike spring steel. You can use beading wire or even strong thread to connect intersections of the wire and secure the joins with jewel glue that dries clear. Millinery wire is used to create the shape for straw bonnets. Nylon veiling is drapes beautifully and is not at all puffy like tulle. It to can be used for many other things that veils; tutu panties are made from this using two layers, it's also used for net dress layers in lingerie. If you've never worked with it - buy just a meter, it's light weight, relatively inexpensive and it's 300cm wide! That's 118 inches.