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how to remove foundation make up from a hat

Hi Everyone Still learning loads! would appreciate if you could please advise some tips on removing foundation makeup from a cream hat with…

Started by ciara sweeneyLatest Reply

Colour Feather Spines

Hi What does everyone use to colour the spine of dyed stripped pheasant feathers after stripping one side?

Started by CathrionaLatest Reply

making hat block bigger

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

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How to attach metal element to the hat base?

Hello lovely people!  In the contemporary millinery I see a lot of examples where metal has been used in parts of the hat. I would love to…

Started by Polly Steven

0 on Wednesday

sewing machines?

As a complete beginner, and someone who's hand stitching leaves a lot to be desired, what sewing machine is recommended by all you experien…

Started by Ruth Connor

62 Oct 16
Reply by FANCY ROSE

Wool Felt Sizing

Hello everybody!I've been struggling for awhile now with sizing for wool felt hats. I've used an aerosol, which was okay, but eventually th…

Started by Theresa Kramer

3 Oct 15
Reply by Helen Lee Marshall

Beret blocks

I was wondering how to use a beret block to make an old-fashioned simple winter wool felt beret. Can you use it without having to felt it y…

Started by AGG87

2 Oct 12
Reply by Elaine Mergard

how to remove foundation make up from a hat

Hi Everyone Still learning loads! would appreciate if you could please advise some tips on removing foundation makeup from a cream hat with…

Started by ciara sweeney

8 Oct 7
Reply by Elaine Mergard

Used Hat Blocks

For some beginners affording and sourcing the needed hat blocks can prove challenging. What are some creative ways of getting around this i…

Started by Deniese Dennis

50 Sep 29
Reply by Sasha Safronova

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

10 Sep 27
Reply by Maureen Prairie

HAT BOXES - to box or not to box?

Hello everyone, I have a few questions about hat boxes. When a customer purchases a piece from you do you... -Give them an option of a hat…

Started by Melissa Barnes

24 Sep 26
Reply by Maureen Prairie

Lace stiffening, best product?

How do you stiffen your lace? I am not having much luck. I tried gelatine, tried PVA granules, and PVA/water 50/50 on guipure lace.. No luc…

Started by carena28

4 Sep 24
Reply by Christine Amanda

Blocking felt indents on trilby/fedora crown

How do you block felt over the indents of a fedora or trilby crown block? I have pinned the felt into these indents previously but it leav…

Started by Laura

0 Sep 23

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