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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…

Started by Bridget EarlyLatest Reply

Millinery Blocking Cord

Hello everyone!I am just starting my first millinery project! Will be blocking my first felt fedora. I was wondering what kind of cord and…

Started by Peggy LiuLatest Reply

Millinery Supplies Storage?

I would love to hear recommendations for how to store supplies. Feathers seem to be an especially challenging. I'm currently using an assor…

Started by Cynthia HicksLatest Reply

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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

7 yesterday
Reply by Linda H Watsky

Stiffening Guipure Lace

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

Started by jillc

15 on Sunday
Reply by Betty Otabil Dadzie

how do i create this twisted brim?

Hello, any help on this would be greatly appreciated. I am trying to crate a brim similar to the one in the photos. Could anyone help me wi…

Started by Marie-Claire Millinery

3 May 13
Reply by REGANA LEE NICHOLS

Treating feathers

Hi All, I have been given some beautiful feathers from a fellow with a wildlife sanctuary. I need to wash and treat them. I appreciate any…

Started by Bronnie G Millinery

15 May 12
Reply by Susannah Greenman

Pork Pie Indentation

Hi Hat Lovers! I have a new pork pie crown that is giving me fits with its indentation.  Other than blocking cane, does anyone have a sugge…

Started by Fielden Willmott

7 May 12
Reply by Susannah Greenman

Fixing Quills

Hi, I am just wondering how you all fix quills to your hats? I tend to sew them on but they always seem a little wobbly! Any advice apprec…

Started by J Searle

7 May 12
Reply by Susannah Greenman

What hat block would you choose?

Hi Everyone, I have a small issue. I have a commisioned piece where the customer would like to wear the hat on the back of the head like th…

Started by Kylie McLean

9 Apr 24
Reply by Tanya Anderson

Alice bands and placement

I'm never confident that the hats I make will stay on the head, I use various methods to do it and the favourite seems to be using an alice…

Started by Anne MacDonald

0 Mar 7

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

76 Mar 5
Reply by Ma Rose

Attaching disc to alice bands?

Hi hat designers, I had some wonderful disc blocked in the UK and thought it would be so simple to attach them to an alice band/head band o…

Started by Michael James Pollard

7 Feb 18
Reply by Hat Academy

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