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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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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 on Wednesday
Reply by Janet Andoh

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 veronique

2 Feb 9
Reply by Van nerum veronique

Saucer blocks

Hello! Is anyone able to provide any hints, tips or photos of how headpieces blocked on saucer blocks are attached to the head? Would you u…

Started by Silpa Parmar

4 Jan 7
Reply by Evelyne Wheeler

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-Dalton

13 Jan 3
Reply by Chantelle Westlake

SATIN RIBBON HAT CONSTRUCTION

Hello, I'm looking for anyone who could help me with the construction of Satin Ribbon Hats.  I have a straw braid machine, I'm familiar wit…

Started by FANCY ROSE

21 Dec 11, 2016
Reply by Elaine Mergard

How to make this trim?

Hi ,I need to make these twist for my daughters hat this weekend ,and have to be covered with fabric. Can any one help me on how you do th…

Started by kim

4 Oct 22, 2016
Reply by Dianne Barbour

Should you use stiffener on a Panama Straw hat ?

Do any Milliners out there know if it is common practice to use stiffener on Panama Straw. I am making a 4" brim Fedora style. I am worried…

Started by Courtney Cameron

2 Aug 11, 2016
Reply by Courtney Cameron

How to sand and "polish"a wool felt?

I would like to learn how can I have a better finish for my wool felt with the technique to sanded or polish it.Anyone can help me please?…

Started by Van nerum veronique

2 Aug 10, 2016
Reply by Van nerum veronique

Cotton abaca

Dear Friends,  I 'm going to use cotton abaca fabric for my first time to make a fascinator. I've prepared the base also blocking abaca. No…

Started by Emanuela Bracaglia

2 Jul 31, 2016
Reply by Emanuela Bracaglia

How to make a nautilus cockade

Having seen a vintage cloche featuring a grosgrain nautilus cockade I want to make one.  I can't find any instructions anywhere.  A friend…

Started by Sandra Brake

25 Jun 27, 2016
Reply by Emma Feeney

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