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Learning with Hat Academy online. 1. Read the individual lesson requirements and prepare or purchase materials. 2. T…

Started by Hat Academy in HELP DESK

46 Jan 31
Reply by Hat Academy

Abaca without silk?

Hi there, I love working with silk abaca since following the course with Hat Academy, but I was wondering if there is a vegan alternative t…

Started by Rachel Warrillow in MILLINERY SUPPLIES

2 Jan 26
Reply by Rachel Warrillow

Flexible Buckram

Does anyone have a source for Flexible Buckram?  Flexible Buckram does not have stiffener.  Thank you in advance for a response.

Started by Queen E. Settles in MILLINERY SUPPLIES

2 Jan 23
Reply by House of Adorn

Kentucky Derby

How do you get a spot at the Kentucky Derby to sell your hats? Also, how do you get invited to be a vendor at some of the festivities given…

Started by Sheila L. Dozier in MILLINERY BIZ

6 Jan 20
Reply by Sheila L. Dozier

hat steamer ideas?

Hello Everyone!, I want to get started on my Beginners Course, but cannot afford a hat steamer right now......does anyone have any suggesti…

Started by Annette Thompson in HAT CHAT

24 Jan 20
Reply by edith f

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 in HAT CHAT

2 Jan 15
Reply by Sharon Panozzo

Millinery tools

Hi All ! I am looking for a supplier/maker of wooden hat making tools. I am specifically after a Hat Brim Rounding Jack and Hat Brim Curlin…

Started by Courtney Cameron in MILLINERY SUPPLIES

5 Jan 13
Reply by Courtney Cameron

Tangle Tuft

Hi I purchased some and aside from placing it over a sold sinamay any and all ideas to use it would be appreciated. Thank you

Started by Coreen "Coco" Lyons in HAT CHAT

5 Jan 8
Reply by Sheila L. Dozier

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 in ASK A MILLINER

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 in ASK A MILLINER

13 Jan 3
Reply by Chantelle Westlake


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