January 2014 Blog Posts (39)

HOW DO I MAKE A HAT - SPOT GLUEING

Couture Millinery involves much hand stitching but to save time even the best do a little spot glueing very discreetly. To avoid glue everywhere follow this procedure.
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SUPPLIES: RAYON BRAID TRIM

Rayon fold-over braid trim is a perfect embellishment to any edges you might encounter in your project. This handy braid has been stitched to allow for maximum flexibility along its mid-line - giving it the ability to fold nice and evenly around flat borders. …

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MILLINER: EUGENIA JIMÉNEZ

Appreciate the detail of this headpiece with the contrast in texture within the components. Eugenia Jimenez creates specialised headwear which she sells through her store in Seville, Spain. Her styling with cutwork gives each creation a  distinctive look. Meeting the needs of her community Eugenia also offers a…

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ALBUM: WINTER WOOL

Former fashion buyer turned milliner, Robyn Coles produces these hand made winter wool felt berets  in her shop in Wales.…

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HAT BLOCKS: FLAT TIP PILLBOX CROWN HAT BLOCK

Suitable for pillbox hats or tailored styles. Wooden Hat Block 9cm high. Made from durable light weight, easy pin straight grained Milkwood, made to order.
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WATCH: AWON GOLDING

On a recent trip to Hong Kong Awon Golding took part in a millinery special on the NowTV show, Lifetival.

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MILLINER: SONIA WOOTEN-GILL

Sonia Wooten-Gill started to learn sewing at seven years of age and only recently discovered hat making but is certainly addicted! This classic felt fedora has such class with a simple feather trim. No matter which season Sonia now creates hats to suit all, including the all season turban. …

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HAT CLASSES: CRINOLINE CREATIVE

Crinoline is often used as a trim but in this tutorial learn to transform it into a beautiful ethereal translucent brim by joining, wiring and binding.

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ALBUM: MILLIVOLUTION

The art of millinery helps Edith "to extend my creative abilities", take a look at various headwear items she has created.

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DISCUSSION: HAT PIN HATE?

" Milliners hate Hat Pins " Do you agree?
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Supplies: Flower Feather Spiky Biot Thistle

These Thistle like flowers have been carefully made with spiky biot goose feathers and are mounted on on wire so they can be easily attached to hats etc and arranged as pleased. The flower heads are approximately 8cm wide and 5cm high.

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MILLINER: BRONNIE G MILLINERY

In 2013  ‘Bronnie G Millinery” was established upon completion of TAFE College studies. Bronwyn’s love of creativity to make hats to match both personality & the style of her clients will keep her moving forward to develop her business. How confident does this client look in this silk abaca headpiece featuring…

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MILLINER: THE HOUSE OF HATS

This hand sculptured felt has the 20’s influence cloche look tipped with a vintage feather. This gives us a peep at the quality design of experienced Sydney milliner, Ilana Meilak. So whether you need headwear for High Tea Elegance or a 50’s Glam straw hat, a trendy studded leather turban or a Swan Lake bridal piece…

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DISCUSSION: PAINTING ON SINAMAY?

Shona Crozer asks "Wondering if anybody has any advice on types of paint to use?"…

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SUPPLIES: START-UP ESSENTIALS

Get started with this product kit that contains all the essentials to help you create your masterpieces! Customise your own kit by selecting from the different options.…

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HEADLINE: MILLINERY ADVENTURE

Hat Academy tutor, Elaine Mergard was thrilled to have Camille Parham of Mings House of Millinery Fashion, from North Carolina USA attend the 10 day Millinery…

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HAT HINTS: TRIM BALANCE

Learn how to trim your hat with perfect balance.
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MILLINER: Lisa Jayne Mc Connon

The 2013 London Fashion Parade featuring the Nomi Ansari collection also showcased Lisa Jayne Millinery headwear. UK designers often collaborate with Lisa Jayne Mc Connon from Hertsfordshire for that special piece to accentuate their catwalk collection. As a result, stylists…

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WATCH: ELISABETH KOCH

Since 2007 Elisabeth Koch's designs have decorated the heads of A-listers and the pages of international fashion magazines.

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How to Hat: A Stitch In Time

Be prepared with this collection of millinery stitching techniques.
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