Hat Academy's Lessons (104)

  • D46 - FREEFORM CARD BLOCK

    1 member Latest Activity: Oct 11

    This method of free form block making will give you the chance to create a headpiece that is uniquely your design. Fine contours are often too…

  • D45 - CARD BLOCK FUNDAMENTALS

    1 member Latest Activity: Oct 11

    Make your own blocks using fine card on a wire frame to construct an incredibly strong block to withstand all the push and pull when blocking. You…

  • D44 - Foam Brim Hat Block

    2 members Latest Activity: Oct 7

    Brims with an upsweep side are a favourite style of the Royals. Master how to shape a large upturned flange brim from Award winning Milliner Ian…

  • D43 - Foam Crown Hat Blocks

    1 member Latest Activity: Sep 29

    Hat Blocks are an essential part of millinery. Learn how to make your own crowns, a basic dome block then carve a shaped Trilby block in foam with…

  • D42 - THEATRICAL THERMOPLASTICS

    1 member Latest Activity: Sep 1

    Theatrical and runway millinery must be very strong and stable and with Carole Maher’s experience in this area she teaches you her tips to achieve…

  • D41 - SCULPTURAL THERMOPLASTICS

    1 member Latest Activity: Sep 1

    Create a free form feathered crown and cocktail hat with complimentary trims all based on a variety of thermoplastics. Using this contemporary…

  • D40 - THERMOPLASTIC FUNDAMENTALS

    1 member Latest Activity: Sep 1

    Thermoplastics are lightweight, hold their shape well and you will be amazed how quick an easy they are  to use. Carole Maher guides you…

  • G15 - WORKING WITH FELT

    1 member Latest Activity: Jul 27

    Understanding types of Felts and how felt is manufactured is detailed by your tutor Diana Cavagnaro before you commence blocking a felt hood with…

  • G14 - FLAT PATTERNS

    1 member Latest Activity: Jul 27

    Diana Cavagnaro has mastered how to make a Boater Hat without using blocks. Her detailed instruction on how to make a flat pattern for both the…

  • G13 - FASCINATOR HATS

    1 member Latest Activity: Jul 27

    Master milliner Diana Cavagnaro teaches you how to perfectly cover a simple buckram base which is then trimmed, lined and stabilised with elastic…

  • G12 - WORKING WITH BUCKRAM

    1 member Latest Activity: Jul 27

    Learn to block and fabric cover a buckram dome crown to then complement a shaped buckram brim. Learn the technical skills of drafting a flat…

  • 46 - CUSTOMISE BASIC BLOCKS

    1 member Latest Activity: Jun 13

    Making the most of basic blocks. Purchasing blocks may seem expensive initially but they are a valuable investment for your millinery…

  • 45 - LININGS FOR ALL OCCASIONS

    1 member Latest Activity: Jun 13

    Give all your hats and headpieces a professional finish with a choice of lining methods to suit the style chosen. Learn how to choose the correct…

  • G11 - ROSE JOYOUS

    1 member Latest Activity: Apr 4

    Roses are the favoured flower for headwear. Galinas methods of making perfect full size roses are quick and simple. Make them as large or small as…

  • G10 - FIREWORKS CHRYSANTHEMUMS

    1 member Latest Activity: Apr 4

    The lightweight advantage of Eva foam flowers will be appreciated by your clients especially with both of these full petalled chrysanthemum…

  • G09 - WHIMSICAL DAHLIAS

    1 member Latest Activity: Apr 4

    Learn the fundamental principals of shaping and colouring these dahlia petals under the guidance of tutor Galina Kofod of Australia. Her method of…

  • D39 - FEATHER FLOWER HATS

    1 member Latest Activity: Jan 18

    Carole Maher, a qualified couture milliner and an international Tutor will teach you how to create magnificent Feather Flowers that are the whole…

  • D38 - SCULPTURED FEATHER FLOWERS

    1 member Latest Activity: Jan 18

    Milliner and tutor, Carole Maher will teach you how to give your new feather flowers a greater 3D impact. Create sculptured and satellite flowers…

  • D37 - FEATHER FLOWER FUNDAMENTALS

    1 member Latest Activity: Jan 18

    Create stunning Feather Flowers under the guidance of your international tutor Carole Maher. Understand the structure of a feather to master…

  • G08 - RIBBON FLORAL CLUSTERS

    1 member Latest Activity: Nov 18, 2016

    In this lesson you will progress with your heirloom flowers as your tutor Helen Gibb teaches in detail each step to create pansies, full…

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