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Model or Mannequin??

Hi all, Looking through some of the fabulous photos on here and on various websites. I think I have come to the conclusion a model to show…

Started by Susan FageLatest Reply

Blocking Pins

Hello Pros, I hope you are all doing well.  Could you please share what type/kind of blocking pins you all use?  The ones I use seem to rus…

Started by Janet AndohLatest Reply

Is it normal for a 58cm hat form to actually be 58.4cm around?

hi, I’m new here and would really appreciate some advice. I bought my first wooden hat form. I order it in size 58cm. When i got it it was…

Started by p.j. nixLatest Reply

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Blocking conical hat

I would love advice for blocking on a wooden cone. My vision is to use Sinamay or Parasisal as seamlessly as possible for a light, airy hat…

Started by Laurie Berliner

2 on Sunday
Reply by Laurie Berliner

How to use straw braid machines and missing parts

Hi Millinery friends, I hope someone can help me. A friend gave me two straw braid machines, Anita B and Dresdensia B made by Grossmann. Th…

Started by Ninni Salomonson

1 Jan 20
Reply by Lorraine Gill

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

13 Dec 10, 2021
Reply by Elaine Mergard

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

92 Dec 7, 2021
Reply by Nina Jones

Model or Mannequin??

Hi all, Looking through some of the fabulous photos on here and on various websites. I think I have come to the conclusion a model to show…

Started by Susan Fage

49 Dec 3, 2021
Reply by Jon Busby

felt outer brim edge finish

Hey there you'll, Not sure this is the right place, correct me if I'm wrong, newbie:) I have a client that ordered a felt hat with a downwa…

Started by Judith Lehthaus

0 Nov 13, 2021

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

19 Nov 8, 2021
Reply by Kristina Allam

Felt hat stiffener?

I'm Struggling with getting my felt hats stiff enough. Right now I'm using Hats by Leko hat stiffener. I'm Spraying it on before steaming.…

Started by Shania Fluit

14 Oct 21, 2021
Reply by Elaine Mergard

Curling Ostrich Quills

Hello Milliner Friends. Happy New Year! I have a problem curling Ostrich quills, without feathers. I want to put neat big curls in them lik…

Started by Shandana De La Rivière

1 Oct 16, 2021
Reply by Cassie Farr

Blocking Pins

Hello Pros, I hope you are all doing well.  Could you please share what type/kind of blocking pins you all use?  The ones I use seem to rus…

Started by Janet Andoh

0 Oct 8, 2021

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