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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…

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

Buckram for a Cocktail Hat

Hi Everyone, I am going to purchase some Buckram as I want to make a cocktail hat.  However, I am confused regarding the different types -…

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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: 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


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

Millinery Glue - Productions Concoctions

Hi I was watching a construction video on Stephen Jones YouTube channel, I wondered what kind of adhesive is being used to fuse the fabrics…

Started by Henry Radford

4 Jun 21, 2016
Reply by Henry Radford


Hi girls!!! does anyone know where i can find poupee head not really expensive? thanks xxx

Started by gemma verno'

6 Jun 5, 2016
Reply by Fab Hatters


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