September 2013 Blog Posts (41)

MILLINER: MARY TURNER

Leaving a secure day job to train in millinery could be viewed  as a huge risk. Mary Turner believed she could set up a millinery business in Edinburgh and took the risk. This piece displays her ability to create a unique fascinator based on her love of fabric. Her headwear gives you a style lift. This 3D hydrangea…

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HAT CLASSES: BUCKRAM WITH FABRIC

Mastering the inclusion of fabric will enable you to create  hats to co-ordinate with a clients outfits.  It allows you to create one off styles as there is a greater range of pattern & texture. Lesson 17 features the use of buckram with fabric, this class gives you unlimited possibilities.…

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ALBUM: FINE MAGAZINE

Diana Cavagnaro's headwear graces the cover shot for Opening Day at Del Mar Thoroughbred Club at Del Mar, California.

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CHECK OUT: HAT BOXES

Nifty stackable hat boxes with frosted clear plastic so you can identify the item now $10 each plus postage.

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WATCH: Interview

Katherine Carey's 2014 spring line is full of tributes to Paris - black and white stripes, roses and ribbons.

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MILLINER: HOLLY BARKER

This French lace head piece is hand beaded with Swarovski crystals. Holly Barker is passionate about the bridal pieces she creates to add a little magic to each brides special day.  Holly who is located in Perth, Australia studied Costume for Performance at the WA Academy of Performing Arts but perfected her…

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Hat Classes: CUT & CURL BRIMS

Lets be daring and cut into the brim shape to enable us to reshape by twisting & twirling. This lesson will give you a great opportunity to make it an individual design. With the changes you are given tips for wiring & binding. Dare to reinvent a boring brim!

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WATCH: FLORAL HEADBAND

Watch the creation of one of Julie Fleming's handmade headbands for the spring 2013 season.

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ALBUM: ON THE CATWALK

Linda Mirembe shares her catwalk photo collection from Maryland Fashion week.
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Hat Hints - Testing Hat Style

It is vital your Hat or Headpiece looks as good on the head as it does on the poupee. If displayed in a store and it does not attract a customer you need to rethink the trim but if it looks great on poupee but unattractive on the head of customer you have lost a sale. Test drive your headwear on your head or preferably another person so you can look at it critically and make necessary adjustments before you offer it for sale.…

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MILLINER: SWISS GOLD

24 carat gold gives a richness to this Swiss straw hatinator created by Cynthia Bryson-Jones of Canberra, Australia. Note her perfect weaving of this Swiss Straw braid. Cynthia has been creating exquisite headwear for Australia's Governor General, Her Excellency Ms Quentin Bryce. Perfection in finish and style is…

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HAT CLASSES: ADVANCED

This lesson bundle is based on your knowledge from previous lessons or experience and enables you to experiment

with new shapes & combinations of straws and fabrics to make a range of exciting contemporary headwear for your

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ALBUM: FLORAL FEATURE

Preview the exquisite millinery creations by Christie Murray embellished with floral trim.
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WATCH: PHOTO SHOOT

Join Rachel Drewer millinery on a behind the scenes shoot of her latest collection.

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DISCUSSION: PRODUCT PHOTOGRAPHY

Is anyone interested in having their creations professional photographed?

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MILLINER: RAINA LEHMANN

Hats can make you feel special and good about yourself especially when you receive all those beautiful compliments! This is a driving force behind the couture millinery of London based milliner, Raina Lehmann. Having  previously worked under John Boyd, Philip Treacy, JSmith Esquire and Jane Taylor she fell in love…

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Hat Classes - Pillbox Veiling

No pillbox is finished without veiling & a trim – all detailed in this lesson.
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WATCH: HAT WATCH

Spring racing in Australia is here! Check what to expect at the track.
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DISCUSSION: UNUSUAL BLOCK

Has anyone seen these hat blocks before or blocked on anything like this?
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MILLINER: RICHARD SCHOLZ

Male milliners bring an exciting dynamic to millinery. Richard Scholz displays his ability to design and create through his millinery talent. Using slithered cherrywood he creates a series of headwear styles. For Richard nothing is impossible and challenges himself using unusual components. Richard is based in…

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