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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…

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'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…

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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…

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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

6 20 hours ago
Reply by Sharon Panozzo

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

38 Jun 1
Reply by Austin Gray

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

3 May 25
Reply by Sophie Allport

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 May 18
Reply by Natalie Flower


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 May 17
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
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