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FOTF: MILANO IMAI

Milano Imai's racing fashion career started from humble beginnings. Styling her own looks for race days, bringing together different headwear, accessories and adding a touch of embellishment to her look, giving it her own style and satisfying her creative passion. Many race days, updo's and all-nighters beading embellishments later, Milano now offers fabulous styling and DIY advice to…

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Millinery Convention

Maybe you are still considering attending the next major millinery event – “Hats Off To Adelaide 2017”. So "What is in it for me??" you ask.

You will...

  • Be honing your millinery skills alongside other like minded creatives.
  • Learning from some of the top International and Australian milliners all in one place, in one week.
  • Making new friends…
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Milliner: Velma Owusu-Bempah

When it comes to bold statements in a pastel colour pallet, this piece sure does take the cake! We love the sweeping lines created with the silk abaca which are complimented by some beautiful sequin detailing and curled pheasant feathers. This is just one example of the many bold masterpieces that Velma creates. Located in…

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NEW COURSE KIT

Eva Foam Flowers course kit is now available from House Of Adorn! Learn how to use this cost-effective material with the new …

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Interview with award winning Milliner Ana Bella Millinery

Millinery.info interviews award winning Millinery Ana Pribylova.... Have a listen to a Podcast interview by Millinery.info about my Millinery, training, working between London and Melbourne, how I create my collections and the Dubai World Cup.…

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INTERVIEW: PAULA SINGLETON

For US milliner Paula Singleton, making hats brings a huge sense of joy and excitement to her life, however nothing truely compares to when a customer comes into her studio, tries on a hat and feels like she's the only one in the world it was made for. Hats are transformative, in mid 2000 when Paula attended a handmade fair and purchased a hat, her life changed forever all because of one…

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THE SPINDLE: HAT BLOCKS AUSTRALIA

"My visit to “Hat Blocks Australia" by Ruth Connor.

Recently my husband and I planned a trip to Adelaide in South Australia, and I thought this might be the perfect opportunity to drop in on Darryll and Renee, the warm and amazing couple who make up Hat Blocks Australia.

We found Hat Blocks Australia in a sparsely populated area just outside…

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NEW COURSE PREVIEW

Galina teaches you how to design cost-effective creative millinery flowers.
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NEW TUTOR: GALINA KOFOD

Welcome Guest Tutor Galina Kofod to Hat Academy! She has developed her own style and technique using a type of thermoplastic, Eva Foam in flower-making for millinery. Eva Foam is reasonably inexpensive, easily available and produces beautiful light and durable flowers.…

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Interview: Corina Haywood

For Corina Haywood, millinery is not about following patterns and sticking to strict rules. It is about letting the materials guide you, sculpting them and creating free-form shapes that best utilise their unique qualities and making it a natural and organic process. Corina has been creating her own beautiful millinery since 2001 and her pieces can be found in stores from Japan to New…

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MILLINER: TARA M DESIGNS

From her small studio in Toronto, milliner Tara designs a multitude of different style hats for all occasions. Incorporating ready made and bespoke designs into her milliner offering she is able to show the world her diverse range of skills and creative designs. After moving to Toronto to study Design and Textiles, Tara found herself busier and busier making clothing and accessories,…
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NEW EVA FOAM FLOWERS COURSE

Explore creativity with this latest flower making component - lightweight, sturdy Eva Foam. Mould to suit your own style and apply a custom colour palette to co-ordinate with your client requirements. Master all these moulding and colouring techniques under the careful instruction of flower artisan, Galina Kofod. …

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Dianne Barbour Interview

Community, friendships and creative freedom is what Dianne Barbour has gained from taking up millinery in her spare time. Dianne has taken opportunities to learn millinery through her local Community College, Millinery Conferences and online with HatAcademy. It has not taken long for Dianne to build up a strong client base, with many taking out Fashion on the Field prizes. An example of Dianne's fabulous work is featured above, a bold black…

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MILLINER: CHARMAINE MITCHELL

For millinery newcomer, Charmaine Mitchell, the interest of a hat is all in the details and the featured image here shows just that. Not only does this piece feature an abundance of delicately layered goose nagoire feathers in a circular swirl pattern, they are also laid on a beautifully woven sinamay brim. This level of detail is what makes the art of millinery so special, creating truly unique pieces that stand out against a crowd. This…

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HAT HINT - STUDIO TIDY TIP

When you look at your studio at the end of the day one way to justify the shambles is to remember, “Where there is mess there is progress!” The reality is the mess can get underfoot and it is frustrating to find time to clean up when so busy. This tip from tutor Carole Maher is worth noting especially for …

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Sally Harper-Kenn Interview

If there is one thing that one can observe from looking over UK milliner, Sally Harper-Kenn hats, it is that: the bigger and bolder the better! Sally relishes in the delight that free form millinery can provide to both herself and her customers, allowing their hats to become an extension of themselves whilst making a bold statement. Sally has found her passion in making hats for racegoers and has enjoyed the success of her customers in many…

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NEW REBECCA SHARE HAT BLOCK

The Swirl hat block has just been released and is available to purchase in the 'Rebecca Share' series from Hat Blocks Australia. This versatile block is perfect for percher hat brims, dramatic …

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MILLINER: ANNETTE HIGGINS

Her father was a shoe designer and her mother, a women's clothing designer so it would be hard to imagine that milliner Annette Higgins wouldn't take the same path and follow in their creative footprint, and we are so glad she did! Annette found her passion like many milliners, when she couldn't find something to wear that was just right. She took matters into her own hands and as you can see she hasn't looked back since! Her pieces now adorn…
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New "My Lessons" Feature

You can now find a list of your purchased lessons in numerical order to access video lessons directly. Simply click “My Lessons” in the profile box located at the top right of the site or via profile page on mobile, then select your desired lesson to preview.
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Ilana Meilak Interview

For milliner Ilana Meilak, her ever enduring love affair with hats started from a very young age. Ilana's father was in the business of antiques and for Ilana, growing up around vintage clothing and accessories was always fascinating, however, it was hats that really captivated her young mind. She was so intrigued by the mystery behind them, pondering who the owner might have been and…

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