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Hat Ethics

I'm very new to hat making.  In fact, it would be presumptuous for me to call myself a milliner.  I will say I'm fairly adept at many hat m…

Started by Cynthia G Peacock in ASK A MILLINER

7 Aug 29, 2012
Reply by Cynthia G Peacock


Urgent question...! Does anyone know if you can use Crodalac felt stiffener to stiffen sinamay? I've made a free-form sinamay wire brimmed…

Started by Vivienne Morgan Millinery in ASK A MILLINER

3 Aug 27, 2012
Reply by Vivienne Morgan Millinery

Blocking pins

Can anyone tell me how many pins I should buy to start with? And Where is the best place to buy them. Distinctive accessories do not stock…

Started by Bronnie G Millinery in ASK A MILLINER

13 Aug 25, 2012
Reply by Bronnie G Millinery

Making hats for people you know

I wanted to ask for some advice from you all about accepting commissions from people you know. Here is an example: someone I know contacted…

Started by Hannah in MILLINERY BIZ

3 Aug 20, 2012
Reply by Elaine Mergard

Silk Flowers

Is there anything you can spray on handmade silk flowers to stop them loosing their shape?  I think it might be from the humidity here but…

Started by Lynda Dwyer Ninness in ASK A MILLINER

21 Aug 19, 2012
Reply by Angelica Nave

Starting your first collection?

How many pieces did you start off with in your first collection, and how many do you make in subsequent collections? Im writing my business…

Started by kate henry in MILLINERY BIZ

2 Aug 19, 2012
Reply by Anel Heyman

Hat Blocks and where to start?

I have purchased my first dome and wide brim blocks.  They are a good start,  I am keen to grown my selection of blocks, does anyone have…

Started by Bronnie G Millinery in ASK A MILLINER

3 Aug 18, 2012
Reply by Elaine Mergard

Fedora return

The Fedora hat first appeared in late 1880s and was worn as a symbol of wealth. In the 1940s, gangster and detective movies featured men we…

Started by Hat Academy in HAT FASHION

23 Aug 18, 2012
Reply by Catherine Brocklebank

Millinery Notions

I'm curious as to specifically what preferences any of you milliners have for types and strengths of thread for various tasks during the co…

Started by Renee Brown in ASK A MILLINER

19 Jul 26, 2012


I have heard that some milliners use magnets instead of combs or clips on fascintors.  Can anyone tell me more about how that works?   Than…

Started by Dee in ASK A MILLINER

1 Jul 25, 2012
Reply by Elaine Mergard


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