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Signature Feather Flowers Supplies

House Of Adorn has compiled a kit that contains all the specialised materials you will need to use whilst learning from the Signature Feather Flower Course. Including hand selected Goose Nagoire feathers and quality components, House Of Adorn are offering this…


Added by Hat Academy on February 23, 2017 at 12:00pm — No Comments

Milliner: Melissa Eliott

For outback milliner Melisa Elliott, it seems that isolation and distance are no obstacles for her passion for fashion and creativity. Melissa had always been creative, working on machine embroidery and fabric painting, selling her designs and winning prestigious design awards. After relocating to Winton, a remote…


Added by Hat Academy on February 18, 2017 at 3:00pm — No Comments

Millinery Design Award: Ian Bennett Interview

UK Milliner Ian Bennett was applauded by milliners, racegoers and the judges as his headpiece “Fireworks" took out the Millinery Award on Oaks Day, during the 2016 Spring Racing Carnival at Flemington, Melbourne, Australia.

Congratulations on your sensational multicoloured headpiece, ‘Fireworks’ which took out the Millinery Design Award…


Added by Hat Academy on February 14, 2017 at 5:30pm — 3 Comments

Valentine’s Day Gift

Valentine’s Day is the perfect time of year to share a little love. A special Valentines gift from Hat Academy tutor and UK Milliner, Ian Bennett will be shipped to you with a purchase of his Bespoke Feathers Course this week. Ian has…


Added by Hat Academy on February 14, 2017 at 3:00pm — 1 Comment


Carole Maher is a well established and award winning millinery designer with her own purpose built millinery cottage and atelier in Sydney, Australia. She is currently an international millinery tutor and lecturer who is passionate about innovation and development in millinery. 



Added by Hat Academy on February 8, 2017 at 12:13pm — No Comments

Milliner: Maria Marcus

If you could only use only one word to describe Maria Marcus's designs, it would be wow. This featured image is a colourful sorbet-toned feast for the eyes. Using line, texture, shape and colour, Maria has created an incredibly stylish hat, much like all of her other creations. We love how the simplicity of the design is contrasted with more complex elements, this is a feature of a lot of…


Added by Hat Academy on February 8, 2017 at 11:30am — 1 Comment


Learn how to make a variety of visually stunning feather flowers from international tutor and milliner Carole Maher. Whether you aspire to create a colourful statement, a simple bridal piece or complete hat, Carole teaches all her proven techniques.
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Added by Hat Academy on February 1, 2017 at 2:00pm — No Comments

Rita McVinnine Interview

With a flare for design and a love of all things antique, milliner Rita McVinnie from Scotland has been able to combine her lifelong passions to create beautiful things. Each piece Rita makes is truly unique, made from bits and pieces she has collected over time. Using vintage materials ensures that each piece creates a sense of uniqueness for each wearer.

What do you love most about Millinery?…


Added by Hat Academy on January 31, 2017 at 5:30pm — No Comments

Milliner: Rose Collins

Sometimes when creating art of any form it is hard to know when to stop, what to add and when to take away. It is important to consider, the materials, colour and texture and shape in order to create something of beauty, balance and lightness. By looking at this elegant amber cocktail hat, it seems as though milliner, Rose Collins has it just about perfected.

When we discovered this gorgeous headpiece we…


Added by Hat Academy on January 17, 2017 at 5:30pm — No Comments


The tropical summer sun beamed down brightly last Saturday at Magic Millions on the Gold Coast. The fashion, the hats and the fun made this a most memorable event for thousands who attended. Check out the hat highlights.   

Bright and bold mixed with feminine tones, Magic Millions brings out the character in each entrant.…


Added by Hat Academy on January 17, 2017 at 6:00pm — No Comments

Save 30% Tinting Millinery Course

Unleash the creative within as you learn a variety of tinting techniques to add a fresh uniqueness to your millinery collection. Now save 30% on the total lesson price!

Added by Hat Academy on January 13, 2017 at 11:30am — No Comments

Milliner: Silpa Parmar

Headwear by budding milliner, Silpa Parmar has progressed in leaps and bounds since she started just over a year ago. Silpa has taken a real shine to leather which is the hottest millinery material of the moment and it looks like it's here to stay. Silpa's creations go by the name of Scarlet and Red so we thought it was only fitting to…


Added by Hat Academy on January 10, 2017 at 1:00pm — No Comments


Ribbonwork expert Helen Gibb takes you through a myriad of ribbon work techniques reminiscent of century old skills used by milliners and dressmakers to adorn hats and garments. Be Inspired by the past and apply these aesthetic floral trims to your millinery creations.
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Added by Hat Academy on December 7, 2016 at 11:00am — No Comments

Milliner: Sophie Cooke

For Milliner Sophie Cooke, 2016 has been a big year. Public speaking events, Pop Up Shops, Made in Sheffield Exhibitions and organising a craft themed market with up to 50 stallholders, all whilst working outside of her millinery world too. It seems that being a part of communities is what truely drives Sophie's millinery and has lead to many opportunities she never thought might have been possible.

We absolutely love this navy boater…

Added by Hat Academy on December 21, 2016 at 5:00pm — No Comments

Andrea Blohm Interview

Working by day as an automotive safety seat engineer where strict rules and guidelines are in place, there is little room left for creativity in the workplace. Milliner Andrea Blohm is able to find a contrast of peace and happiness in the hours outside of work, doing what she loves, creating beautiful things. Andrea loves the freedom and creativity which comes from crafting hats, the subtle characters in the materials and the combinations…


Added by Hat Academy on December 12, 2016 at 5:30pm — 1 Comment

Milliner: Tanith Kovari

Old photos, movies, catalogues and vintage hats have been the leading inspiration for milliner Tanith Kovari's work over the last couple of years. Tanith credits her accumulation of skills to a number of different areas from books and millinery workshops to online lessons and experimentation. She has discovered her love of materials and the rewards of shaping, draping and…


Added by Hat Academy on December 5, 2016 at 5:00pm — No Comments

Julie Herbert Interview

Anyone can tell you that millinery is a combination of techniques, materials and an eye for details. It is a craft where fine lines and small details are the corner stone of what sets true bespoke and store bought pieces apart. Each milliner has their own style, their own mark and each has their own place in the industry. For milliner Julie Herbert, her place has been found in bridal millinery. Her success is going from leaps to bounds…


Added by Hat Academy on November 28, 2016 at 5:00pm — No Comments

Millinery Meet-Up 2016

Millinery Meet-Up, the United States’ biennial education and networking event, was held Oct.1-5, at the historic arts & crafts school Arrowmont, in Gatlinburg, Tennessee.  Over 100 participants and instructors, from around the world, enjoyed numerous events throughout the week—Instructor Panel, Social Media/Marketing seminar, Hat Contest, and a closing Decades of Decadence party to end the week.  Instructors included:  Edwina…


Added by Hat Academy on November 28, 2016 at 5:00pm — 1 Comment


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Added by Hat Academy on November 23, 2016 at 8:30am — No Comments

Milliner: Alexandra Guy

If ever there was a rising star in the millinery and fashion world to watch it would be none other than Alexandra Guy. She is a budding young milliner and qualified fashion designer whose work exudes elegance and style beyond her years. Being a Fashion on the Field enthusiast, Alexandra has been able to effortlessly combine all aspects of her interests into a very well informed combination of a successful hobby and burgeoning career. This…


Added by Hat Academy on November 22, 2016 at 8:30am — No Comments


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