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How to make a silk abaca "turban" style headband

Hi. Please I try to make silk abaca turban headband but I have problem to finish it. I try a good solution to adjust the headband to the he…

Started by Van nerum veroniqueLatest Reply

Thimbles...

'Thimbles: Always tricky, I remember being in the swing of using one at one stage, then completely forgot how they 'should' be used.  In t…

Started by Roz Willmott-DaltonLatest Reply

Model or Mannequin??

Hi all, Looking through some of the fabulous photos on here and on various websites. I think I have come to the conclusion a model to show…

Started by Susan FageLatest Reply

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Split leather

Does anyone else experience leather splitting like this? Is there anything you can do to mend it without dousing it in glue? I understand i…

Started by Silpa Parmar

2 6 hours ago
Reply by Sharon Panozzo

Flower making tools

which tools for millinery flowers - electric with attachments, or the original hand held ones? really cant decide which to invest in, any f…

Started by kate henry

21 on Wednesday
Reply by Natalie Flower

Elastic

Hi there, I have been making quite a few perchers lately after doing a Rebecca Share course, but I was just wondering what people use to c…

Started by Michelle Robinson

9 on Wednesday
Reply by Silpa Parmar

Source for gold ribbon for wrapping

Hello lovely people, 2 questions if I may please: 1)  Where can I source good quality gold ribbon for wrapping alice headbands in Europe pl…

Started by Polly Steven

0 May 14

Problems with Large Disc Hats

I have trouble making a large disc hat stay comfortably and securely on the head and wondered if anyone had any tips or advice? I've recen…

Started by Rebecca Louise

13 May 6
Reply by Shandana De La Rivière

Stiffening Melusine Felts????

Hello                I have never blocked an upturn brim in Melusine and not quite sure how to tackle it as wanted to avoid wiring the brim…

Started by Molly Bunce

0 May 2

Felt hat stiffener?

I'm Struggling with getting my felt hats stiff enough. Right now I'm using Hats by Leko hat stiffener. I'm Spraying it on before steaming.…

Started by Shania Fluit

9 Apr 23
Reply by Noreen Mc Grath

Straw for summer hat

I've made a few boater hats and perching boaters out of parasisal straw which is great for races etc. I want to make myself a summer boater…

Started by Laura

2 Apr 18
Reply by Laura

Window Sinamay

Hi All, I'd really like to make a brim of a hat using window sinamay, does anyone have any tips or are there any lessons that cover this?  …

Started by Nicola Horton

0 Mar 13

Hat Rental/Hats for Hire?

Hi everyone - Just read a forum discussion here from a few years ago on the topic of hat rental and wonder if any HA members have offered…

Started by Tiffany Arey

11 Feb 16
Reply by Janet Andoh

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