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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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Added by Hat Academy on March 21, 2017 at 1:00pm — No Comments

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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Added by Hat Academy on March 22, 2017 at 12:00pm — No Comments

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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Added by Hat Academy on March 17, 2017 at 9:30am — No Comments

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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Added by Hat Academy on March 8, 2017 at 4:30pm — No Comments

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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Added by Hat Academy on March 3, 2017 at 10:00am — No Comments

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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Added by Hat Academy on February 28, 2017 at 5:00pm — No Comments

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…

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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 outback town in northern Australia, Mellisa found herself purchasing a local boutique, a way to support her family and pursue her…

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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…

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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…

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

MEET YOUR NEW TUTOR!

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. 

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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…

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

NEW SIGNATURE FEATHER FLOWERS COURSE

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?…

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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…

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

MAGIC MILLIONS MILLINERY MARVELS

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.…

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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…

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

NEW RIBBONWORK COURSE!

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

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