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Hall of Fame Inductee

We are thrilled to announce the 2017 recipient of the Hall of Fame Award is Elaine Mergard. We received some very detailed nomination forms…

Started by Hat AcademyLatest Reply

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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Hall of Fame Inductee

We are thrilled to announce the 2017 recipient of the Hall of Fame Award is Elaine Mergard. We received some very detailed nomination forms…

Started by Hat Academy

5 Aug 5
Reply by stephanie lawrence

Orsini-Medici Couture Millinery's NEW website!!!

Orsini-Medici Couture Millinery’s NEW website is finally up and running!! Everything you need to know about Millinery Workshops, our ABOUT…

Started by Elsie Collins

0 Aug 1

Packable hat

Hello! I had a client request a packable hat. Any suggestions as to what straw is most resilient after a fold-and-roll? Many thanks!

Started by Britt Von Decker

1 Jul 31
Reply by Sophie

Purchasing leather

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

Started by Julie Altamura

5 Jul 31
Reply by Sophie

Conformature

I been investigating the 1800 century tool the conformature, would love to learn more. Any information on this would be appreciated... is t…

Started by Natalee Schelbach

3 Jul 31
Reply by Sophie

Useful Sewing Notions

Has anyone discovered the upholstery (semicircle) needle for attaching brims and crowns. This needle works very well when you are using sin…

Started by Helen Lee Marshall

0 Jul 27

Millinery assistant - Melbourne

Hello, I have recently done a millinery short course at UAL and am keen to improve my skills by potentially  assisting a Millinery or worki…

Started by Molly

0 Jul 23

Your Inspiration

 Who was your inspiration to become a milliner??? In January of 2011, I was still shell shocked from being laid off from my job a month bef…

Started by Helen Lee Marshall

0 Jul 21

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

4 Jul 5
Reply by Austin Gray

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…

Started by Irina Bluebird

2 Jul 4
Reply by Irina Bluebird

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