Mela Hoyt-Heydon
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Mela Hoyt-Heydon replied to Maree Ann DeGraw's discussion Marks on felt hat - best way to clean?
"I have actually had this happen and I sent the fur felt hood to the dry cleaners. Came back beautiful!"
Feb 27, 2015
Linda Tillis left a comment for Mela Hoyt-Heydon
"Mela, I just went to look at the Aviator...I think you are right! and those hats were so gorgeous I might have to try one without the block!"
Jul 17, 2014
Mela Hoyt-Heydon replied to Susan Downing's discussion unidentified vintage hat block
"Look at the movie Aviator and at the blue hat worn by Kate Beckensale as Ava Gardner. It is worn on the back of her head with the tall portion actually standing up from her head. Have seen many 1940's pictures like this and have made several of…"
Jul 17, 2014
Mela Hoyt-Heydon commented on Hat Academy's blog post MILLINER: MARGE IILANE
"This is wonderful! I love the cutour shapes. Are they done with a laser? The entire photo is so well balanced also. Great hat!"
Feb 19, 2014
Mela Hoyt-Heydon replied to jillc's discussion Stiffening Guipure Lace
"When you say starch solution, what do you mean? Brand? Type? I find that here in the States, products are different from one coast to another and very different from other parts of the world.  "
Feb 19, 2014
Elaine Mergard left a comment for Mela Hoyt-Heydon
"Wonderful you found our website  Mela. Great to see your passion for hats over 30 yrs. So pleased you have joined me in Hat Academy and hope you find it inspiring. I hope you pick up extra tips & techniques. Millinery is a creative art…"
May 7, 2013
Mela Hoyt-Heydon updated their profile
May 7, 2013

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I Love Hats Because?
Your whole attitude changing when waering a hat!
About Me
I have been making hats for over 30 years after being trained intially by Lloyd Lambert in grad school, then Rose Corey and Jane Smith in London. I specialize in historical hats for both the entertainment industyry (am a union costume designer 829 and for er-enactors primarily dealing with the 18th century through the 1920's but am currently venturing into more modern styles.
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ateliermela.com
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Elaine Mergard said…

Wonderful you found our website  Mela. Great to see your passion for hats over 30 yrs. So pleased you have joined me in Hat Academy and hope you find it inspiring.

I hope you pick up extra tips & techniques. Millinery is a creative art & in huge demand currently. Any questions do message me here.

To make the most of Hat Academy remember to read through the Welcome Page - Read here

Enjoy, Elaine

Linda Tillis said…

Mela, I just went to look at the Aviator...I think you are right! and those hats were so gorgeous I might have to try one without the block!

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