Actually, the only help I get as I make hat trim is the rhythmic snoring from our grey cat Hart, as he sacks out on the white chair in my hat room. He really does look good there with his little pink nose.
Anyway, for those of you who would like to create ribbon trim, may I suggest two books:
The Artful Ribbon by Candace Kling
A Passion for Ribbonry by Camela Nitschke
May I also suggest that you can usually get these titles on Ebay for around $5 USD a title? You can also get them on Amazon.com, and a lot of libraries carry the titles as well. I think they are worth owning though. Once you get the hang of sculpting flowers from ribbons, you can start creating any flower you see...I have done all the wild flowers of Texas for one hat.
Added bonus: All it takes is a needle, thread, small scissors, and ribbon, which usually fits into a small ziplock baggie. Perfect for taking along, so when you have to wait at a Doctor's office or for kids to finish their event, you can be whipping up flowers to decorate anything and everything.
People stop and talk with me while I am creating, and I often long to spend the day at arboretums creating from nature.
Enjoy your Sunday...it is sunny and beautiful here. We had coffee and juice out in the garden as we read the morning paper while the cardinals and titmouse serenaded us with their song. Bliss...my sympathy to all you out there stuck in the heavy snow and ice storms up North!