All Blog Posts Tagged 'millinery courses' (30)

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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FABRIC COVERED FLAT CROWNS

Using fabric to cover your clients hat crown will co-ordinate the hat with the outfit. Nothing else makes the statement so clearly -"I have been to a milliner". Learn how to make a template from your block to make the pattern for the foundation and fabric covering. The use of fabric due to huge variety available will give you a marketing edge.
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INTERVIEW WITH ELAINE

When Hat Academy's mentor Elaine Mergard is not working on filming new lessons or making hats, she teaches hands on at millinery workshops. Check out this interview with Elaine elaborating on her teaching process.

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ONLINE LEARNING BENEFITS

Convenience, access from a computer or ipad. It's self paced, so you can study at your own pace. Study at any time of the day. Don't have to worry about your location, transport. Fit your study commitments around your…

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FLORALS RETURN

When was the last time someone special in your life gave you a bunch of flowers?  Women love flowers - guys if you want to conquer her heart this you need to know.

What a better way to express your love of flowers but by wearing them.

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HATS & HAIR

The Duchess of Cambridge has adapted her hair style to suit her hat of the day. Should you determine the hairstyle first….or decide on the hat style and work hair challenge out once hat is complete. What are your hair tips especially if you have long hair like Kate?  

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Florals millinery return



When was the last time someone special in your life gave you a bunch of flowers? Women love flowers - guys if you want to conquer her heart this you need to know. What a better way to express your love of flowers but by wearing them.

Yes Florals are back- in fabric print, jewellery  and as embellishments for Hats and Headpieces. For almost a decade feathers &…

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STEPHEN JONES STUDIO VISIT

Stephen Jones shares how his clients have influenced his designing adding lightness, freshness, fantasy & elegance and chats why he'd love to craft a hat for Michelle Obama. Enjoy the latest from Stephen Jones on this video

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COCKTAIL HEADPIECES

Lynda has shared some of her pieces this week in PinBoard. Our favourite is this …

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RUFFLE SOME FEATHERS

Distinctive Accessories and Hatters Millinery Supplies have a great variety of feathers in many colours and styles. Check lesson requirements firstly in …

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FASCINATOR SIDE?

On which side do you wear a Fascinator or Headpiece. This Headpiece could be worn on either the right hand side or the left hand side. Which do you think is best? 

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BLOCKING FELT IN NEW YORK

In this video you will note some commercial methods of felt hat construction. The Milliner is using String instead of elastic – this was the system years ago before elastic was available. Vintage blocks often have a shallow gutter at base for this purpose.…

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THE ROYAL ASCOT

The official campaign images for Royal Ascot 2012 celebrate classic British style and feature hourglass gowns and domed hats by Stephen Jones, inspired by the glamour of 1950's Dior Haute couture.



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THE ROYAL ASCOT

2012 was declared "The Year of the Hat" by renowned Milliner Stephen Jones. "If a woman wears a hat, she always gets served first, she always has the door held open for her. It's extraordinary."

The official campaign images for Royal Ascot 2012 celebrate classic British style and…

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MY HAT SHOP

You can now sell your hats through Hat Academy. Simply log in to your profile, click edit on the "My Store" box and add information, photos, videos about your millinery business. Great to promote your website, Etsy store or…

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FEDORA HOMECOMING

The Fedora hat first appeared in late 1880s and was worn as a symbol of wealth. In the 1940s, gangster movies featured in fedoras, & the hat took on a different meaning. The Fashion catwalks are embracing the fedora for women's wear but…

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VINTAGE BRAID MACHINES

Hat Academy member Rose gives us a look at her Vintage braid machines collection, made 100+ yrs ago and still in working order. Rose has also shared photos of her hats which are Buckram based and she certainly…

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THE QUEEN AND I

The Queen's Diamond Jubilee Celebration took place this week with an array of beautiful hats on display. The queens milliner, Rachel Trevor-Morgan, reveals the secret to designing the perfect hat for Her Majesty.

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Fantastic Feathers

Hand made feathers using fabric or straw will enable you to co-ordinate the trim with component of your hat. Watch how to change shape & style of ordinary feathers.

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Binding with Variety

Finishing the edge of your Brim with a binding can be a feature of the final trim by co-ordinating or contrasting fabric or straw.

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