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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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Its been sometime since I have posted anything into the Hat Academy, but I thought you might be interested in my creation using Spider Tiss…

Started by Ruth ConnorLatest Reply

Hats Public Interest Growth?

An article from The New Your Times - Hats: ‘The New Tattoo’, talks about how Paris is gaining new millinery businesses, and reflecting that…

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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

2 on Friday
Reply by Kelly

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

Stretchy Satin???

Hi milliners I am looking for the name of satin that is used to cover buckram blocks? I have bought a few types of varying qualities, densi…

Started by Noreen Mc Grath

3 May 3
Reply by Elaine Mergard

Hat labels, what size?

Wanting to order some labels and wondering which is the most practical size to order thanks?

Started by Eleanor Murley

0 Apr 30

3D percher blocks

Hi, I am considering purchasing some of the Rebecca share series hat blocks (I will post the link) http://www.hatblocksaustralia.com.au/re

Started by Ella Stevens

5 Apr 25
Reply by Janet Bramham

Hat block sizing


Started by Ella Stevens

2 Apr 23
Reply by Ella Stevens

Dyeing sinamay

Having yesterday received an order for a pale lemon fascinator, I was disappointed than no UK suppliers had anything other than vibrant yel…

Started by Susie Reynolds

7 Apr 18
Reply by Elaine Mergard

Flowers supplies

I would like to know what millinery supples are available and a price list to enable me place orders

Started by Omome Enakirerhi

1 Apr 7
Reply by Elaine Mergard

Glossy stiffening of open weave lattice sinamay

I wonder if anyone can offer advice about using open weave lattice sinamay as a blocked shape.  I am trying to make a particular design sau…

Started by Marion Lowe

0 Apr 3

Quills in hot water?

Just read on the parkin fabrics facebook page that they recommend putting quills in hot water to soften them before curling. I thought this…

Started by Kylie McLean

13 Mar 31
Reply by Rebecca Marie Noy


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