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THE SPINDLE: PHOTO FUNDAMENTALS

The first of our Spindle learning series covers how to best capture your millinery creation with photography no matter your experience or camera, thanks to the talented Cessiah Henderson.…



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FOTF: ALICE BRIGHT

When this beautiful smiley faced blonde first stepped onto the stage at her local Race Day in Launceston, Tasmania, Australia, little did she know she was taking her first steps into a world of creativity, friendship and beautiful things. Working in the corporate world was far from aligned with her love of fashion and dressmaking so when she finally found a place to showcase her creative hobby…

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Royal Ascot 2017

Flick through the collection of Hat Academy members photos from the fun and frills of Royal Ascot!
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Milliner: Forme Millinery

Louisville is home to the Kentucky Derby and of course, amazing hats and this piece by Formé Millinery is no exception. This gorgeous parisisal piece in multiple shades of grey features a big derby brim, floaty grey peacock tail feathers and some rouched grey fabric for a little extra detail. Not only does Jenny Pfanenstiel create beautiful hats like these she prides herself on using…

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MAA Design Award 2017



The MAA Design Award is now well underway! Congratulations to all those who entered. Judges Rose Hudson and Phillip Rhodes have selected 10 finalists including the winner and runner up. We are thrilled to announce the 10 finalists:

Rachel Henry | Di Robertson

Felicity Northeast | Sandy Aslett

Wendy Louise…

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Marge Illane Interview

For Marge Illane, coming from the small country of Estonia has had its many challenges, however nothing has been able to deter her creative desires and passion for making something out of nothing and using unusual and unconventional materials. As you can see, Marge loves to challenge the norm and she has used her innovative millinery skills by incorporating…
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New Product Kit

This kit contains all the specific materials you will need to use whilst learning from the new Millinery Essentials Course. House of Adorn are offering this bundle at a specially reduced price with FREE worldwide shipping.

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New Essentials Course

Refresh your skills or learn something new. Now save 40%, receive 2 free lessons, a certificate plus materials kit and hat block discounts.
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MILLINER: KATIE ALLEN

Milliner Katie Allen from Lifted Vintage has a Costume and Technology major, and therefore has formed most of her milliner skill set with vintage, theatrical period pieces in mind. Whilst she is still very inspired by past eras, her skills, like her designs are taking on a more modern fashion forward approach. As you can see here in the featured image, Katie has used window pane or…

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MILLINER: KELLY LOUISE DESIGNS

After starting out at millinery in Brisbane in 2010, Kelly Louise Designs has grown from strength to strength. Kelly now works from her home studio in Cairns in North QLD, Australia and you can see that the warm, tropical climate has certainly had an influence on her bold, vivacious designs. A perfect example of this is seen in this image where a bunch of brilliant, firework like…

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SHARON PANOZZO INTERVIEW

For milliner Sharon Panozzo it all started with a baby niece and some beautiful handmade doll hats. Like many milliners from the moment she started, she would not stop. Millinery was a way for Sharon to switch off her academic mind, unwind an unleash her creative energy. An example of Sharon's dedication to her craft can be seen in this beautiful hat. A pink straw braid cloche trimmed…
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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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