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The Many Famous Creases of a Stetson Hat

When Stetson first started making its iconic cowboy hats in 1865, they were sold with an open crown (a rounded dome) that served as a blank…

Started by Elaine MergardLatest 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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Milliner wins "Best Dressed Lady" at the Dubai World Cup

After a successful show during London Fashion week, Ana, Milliner from Ana Bella Milliner has won the "Best Dressed Lady" title at the Duba…

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Melbourne Cup Festival

Dear All - especially Australia based milliners. I have question. Considered the fact that I am moving to Australia later this year I reall…

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The Many Famous Creases of a Stetson Hat

When Stetson first started making its iconic cowboy hats in 1865, they were sold with an open crown (a rounded dome) that served as a blank…

Started by Elaine Mergard

2 yesterday
Reply by Sharon Panozzo

Where can I find hat boxes in the UK

Hi guys can someone give me a good stockist if hat boxes preferable wholesale. I'm in the UK and am really struggling to find them. Thanks…

Started by Rachael Jayne

3 Jun 20
Reply by Rachael Jayne

Brim blocks??

Hi - I recently acquired a range of blocks and these two were in the haul - I really have no idea what to do with them any advice - picture…

Started by Alison Bingham

1 Jun 16
Reply by Evelyne Wheeler

Millinery wire gauge 14

I live in the U.K. and am unable to find the recommended millinery wire as required for using for the veiled crowns etc. Can anyone recomme…

Started by Joan Walker

4 Jun 15
Reply by Sherie King

Vintage Jiffy Steamer for sale

Vintage Jiffy Steamer for sale - $200 in Melbourne - pick up only. Contact Catherine info@essentialhat.com  The Essential Hat 507 High Stre…

Started by Elaine Mergard

0 Jun 13

Purchasing leather

Could anybody please advise me as to where to purchase coloured leather?

Started by Julie Altamura

4 Jun 12
Reply by kylie Heagney

making hat block bigger

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

Started by stephanie lawrence

3 May 30
Reply by Darryll Osborne

Race Day Gloves

Co-ordinating our fashion accessories were essential in the 1950s and 60s. Handbags matched our shoes and gloves matched the hat. Field F…

Started by Elaine Mergard

3 May 24
Reply by Margaret Crunkleton

Dying lace

Hello milliners, I am planning on dying 2 abstract laces, I am thrilled with both laces as they are the perfect patterns to match the dres…

Started by Ella Stevens

3 May 9
Reply by Elaine Mergard

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