May 2016 Blog Posts (9)

INTERVIEW: PATRICIA COOPER

Watching the Royal Wedding between Price William and Kat Middleton was when Milliner Patricia Cooper found her one true love. Patricia confesses she was "smitten" with all the hats and headpieces adorning the guests of the church and she just had to find out how to make hats. When asked what it is that she…

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TINTING MILLINERY

Liquid Radiance is a concentrated range of liquid colours for use on all white or light coloured fabrics ranging from silks and other natural fibres through to 100% synthetic and polyester blends. The Tinting Millinery Course explores how to use this product to to add a fresh uniqueness to your millinery range, plus…

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MILLINER: BONNET

This mesmerising marsala coloured felt cloche exudes warmth, elegance and style. Felt is such a versatile material which can be moulded and shaped, twisted and folded as you can see in this gorgeous example, where pleats adorn the left side of the hat and the brim is gently rolled over to frame the…

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LEATHER FLOWERS NEW PRICING

We have tailored the Leather Flower Deluxe course to help you explore the essentials of how to make these exquisite trims without using heated tools. Also benefit from the new leather supply options chosen to ensure your flowers retain shape and tonal colouring.

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MILLINER: IRENE YIP

We are mesmerised by the delicate and soft nature of this headpiece "Spring Time" by Irene Yip from Hong Kong. Silk flowers are elegantly nestled in next to a perfectly shaped, voluptuous silk abaca bow on an ivory pill box base. We love the…

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NEW COURSE: TINTING MILLINERY

Colours are very important in our lives as they directly influence our emotions. In this Course you have the opportunity to play with tint by learning a variety of tinting techniques to add a fresh uniqueness to your millinery range. Unleash the creative artist within whether you are tinting your tooled silk flowers, parisisal brims, delicate silk abaca flowers or transforming a butterfly into a kaleidoscope of colour.…

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INTERVIEW: MAGGIE MOWBRAY

Maggie Mowbray sure knows how to turn heads with her timelessly glamorous pieces. Her main mission is to "design and create high quality headwear, aiming to combine wearability with luxury and elegance." As you can see in the above, simplicity of line, shape and colour are combined to create a piece which is not…
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MILLINERY IN ACTION

For the month of May share a pic of your Hat Academy creation on Instagram, tag #millineryinaction and receive 10% Course discount!
Students contacted via Instagram. Offer ends 31/05/16 Limit one per customer. 

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MILLINER: HELEN VARCOE

Few words could truely be used to describe is incredible percher style headpiece made by Helen Varcoe for the 2015 Oaks Day Fashions On The Field. At a glance, any milliner could see the hours of work involved in creating this piece, not only making the handcrafted flowers for the headpiece but…

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