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The Many Famous Creases of a Stetson Hat

When Stetson first started making its iconic cowboy hats in 1865, they were sold with an open crown (a rounded dome) that served as a blank…

Started by Elaine Mergard in HAT CHATLatest Reply

Dolly Tool for Braid Hats

Just wanted to let you all know that Darryll at Hat Blocks Australia made me a 'Dolly' tool just like the one Elaine uses in the Swiss brai…

Started by Brenda Lui in MILLINERY SUPPLIESLatest Reply

making hat block bigger

My biggest wooden hat block is 23". I have a customer with a 24.5" head measurement. Any suggestions?

Started by stephanie lawrence in HAT CHATLatest Reply

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Bulk Sinamay

I'm hoping one of you wise ones can point me in the right direction for ordering bulk quantities of sinamay. I want to buy a bolt and dye i…

Started by Sally Thomas in MILLINERY SUPPLIES

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Reply by Dianne Graham

Melbourne Cup Festival

Dear All - especially Australia based milliners. I have question. Considered the fact that I am moving to Australia later this year I reall…

Started by Irina Dobrovolska in HAT CHAT

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The Many Famous Creases of a Stetson Hat

When Stetson first started making its iconic cowboy hats in 1865, they were sold with an open crown (a rounded dome) that served as a blank…

Started by Elaine Mergard in HAT CHAT

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Reply by Sharon Panozzo

Attaching flowers?

I love having flowers on the hats I make. I buy the ones I don't make from Lubin's and they are very nice. My problem is attaching them di…

Started by Dianne Graham in ASK A MILLINER

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Reply by Adrienne Bennett

Where can I find hat boxes in the UK

Hi guys can someone give me a good stockist if hat boxes preferable wholesale. I'm in the UK and am really struggling to find them. Thanks…

Started by Rachael Jayne in HAT CHAT

3 on Monday
Reply by Rachael Jayne

Brim blocks??

Hi - I recently acquired a range of blocks and these two were in the haul - I really have no idea what to do with them any advice - picture…

Started by Alison Bingham in HAT CHAT

1 Jun 16
Reply by Evelyne Wheeler

Millinery wire gauge 14

I live in the U.K. and am unable to find the recommended millinery wire as required for using for the veiled crowns etc. Can anyone recomme…

Started by Joan Walker in HAT CHAT

4 Jun 15
Reply by Sherie King

Hat Labels and Linings

There are a lot of talented milliners posting photos of the exteriors of their wonderful creations, which are very inspiring. But, I'd als…

Started by Renee Brown in MILLINERY BIZ

100 Jun 14
Reply by Margaret Woodliff Wright

Vintage Jiffy Steamer for sale

Vintage Jiffy Steamer for sale - $200 in Melbourne - pick up only. Contact Catherine info@essentialhat.com  The Essential Hat 507 High Stre…

Started by Elaine Mergard in HAT CHAT

0 Jun 13

Purchasing leather

Could anybody please advise me as to where to purchase coloured leather?

Started by Julie Altamura in HAT CHAT

4 Jun 12
Reply by kylie Heagney

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