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Photographer makes Philip Treacy book

"Phaidon has spent the last year working together on a book with Treacy's official photographer Kevin Davies and, if we say so ourselves, i…

Started by Elaine Mergard in HAT CHAT

0 Feb 8, 2013

Treating Feathers

Hi all, I just received some natural  feathers and im wondering how to treat them before i can use them. They are pheasant feathers. thank…

Started by loretta jordan in ASK A MILLINER

1 Feb 6, 2013
Reply by Elaine Mergard

Starting out advise

Hello!  Just wondering if anybody has any good tips and tricks for starting out? Looking to buy some blocks of my own could anybody recomm…

Started by Jessica Connelly in ASK A MILLINER

11 Feb 5, 2013
Reply by Jessica Connelly


I can match almost any colour when dyeing feathers except green. I really struggle with this colour and my heart sinks when a customer come…

Started by Annabel Anderson in ASK A MILLINER

12 Jan 30, 2013
Reply by Dianne Graham

Thirties inspired fashion

Lewes-based photographer Sarah Olivier has collaborated with milliner Lilly Lewis to create a stunning set of images at Bexhill’s De La War…

Started by Elaine Mergard in HAT CHAT

0 Jan 25, 2013

Sewing machine for felt hats?

Hi! My name is Maria and I'm new in this site. Thank you all! I would like to know what kind of sewing machine I should buy to make felt h…

Started by Ma Eugenia Fernández in ASK A MILLINER

9 Jan 24, 2013
Reply by Ma Eugenia Fernández

Hats are back!

Great interview with Louse Green and why hats are making a comeback. "Green, a British transplant, credits last year's wedding of Prince W…

Started by Louise Hume in HAT CHAT

3 Jan 24, 2013
Reply by Hat Academy

Selling a collection

I am about to start my first collection and want to know a bit more about how this works. Do you get different kinds of collections like a…

Started by Anel Heyman in MILLINERY BIZ

6 Jan 12, 2013
Reply by Vivienne Morgan Millinery

Fixing a felt pillbox/percher hat to the head

Hello all I have recently made a roll style percher felt hat which I am struggling to attach to the head. My first attempt was an elastic…

Started by Hannah in ASK A MILLINER

6 Jan 5, 2013

Spring carnival - hat etiquette

I read once that felts can not be worn to a spring racing event and that felts can only be worn in winter. The spring carnival in Melbourne…

Started by Bronnie G Millinery in HAT FASHION

20 Dec 27, 2012
Reply by Dianne Barbour


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