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Stiffening Guipure Lace

Hello Everyone, I have been experimenting with stiffening Guipure lace using a variety of stiffeners ( Gelatine solution, Straw stiffener,…

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Used Hat Blocks

For some beginners affording and sourcing the needed hat blocks can prove challenging. What are some creative ways of getting around this i…

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Do you get overly attached to some of your hats?

There are times when I think I have an unhealthy attachment to my hats.  I want each and every hat to go to a good home where they will be…

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How to make this trim?

Hi ,I need to make these twist for my daughters hat this weekend ,and have to be covered with fabric. Can any one help me on how you do th…

Started by kim

5 Apr 2
Reply by Molly chapman

Mad hatter crown blocks

Hi i started hat acadamy two years ago and realy enjoy the lessons, so i purchased a 5 peice sloped crown block which curves inwards on one…

Started by Kate lawrence

0 Mar 8

Sewing machine for felt hats?

Hi! My name is Maria and I'm new in this site. Thank you all! I would like to know what kind of sewing machine I should buy to make felt h…

Started by Ma Eugenia Fernández

10 Feb 17
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What type of sewing machine do you use?

I've had two machines break down, a Husqvarna Viking Daisy, bobbin case is loose, plus my Elna Elina is knotting up underneath every fourth…

Started by carena28

10 Feb 13
Reply by James

sewing machines?

As a complete beginner, and someone who's hand stitching leaves a lot to be desired, what sewing machine is recommended by all you experien…

Started by Ruth Connor

88 Feb 12
Reply by James

Mystery Fabric

I have been contacted by 3 sisters. They would each like to bring me fabric in various forms and have me create headwear for them. There wi…

Started by Sara

0 Feb 12

Making hats with hand arthritis?

Hi Milliners, I just have to ask. Recently diagnosed with osteoarthritis in my hips and starting to feel the symptoms in my hands as well.…

Started by Ninni Salomonson

2 Feb 8
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Hello, I'm looking for anyone who could help me with the construction of Satin Ribbon Hats.  I have a straw braid machine, I'm familiar wit…

Started by FANCY ROSE

23 Jan 26
Reply by Ma Rose

Start up machines?

I'm looking into getting a setup for my sweat bands. Does anyone have any clue where to start looking? Ebay proves to be ineffective and my…

Started by Craig Crist

1 Jan 22
Reply by Victoria Regina

How to make a nautilus cockade

Having seen a vintage cloche featuring a grosgrain nautilus cockade I want to make one.  I can't find any instructions anywhere.  A friend…

Started by Sandra Brake

39 Jan 15
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