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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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Liners for Soft Fabric Hats

Hi All- I have been working on learning the art of making soft fabric hand sewn hats.  Specifically, velvet is my favorite, albeit perhaps…

Started by Rina Wallace

0 11 hours ago

Metallic Quills?

Interested in metallic quills (and feathers in general) - I see some for sale but unsurprisingly at higher prices compared to solid. Can I…

Started by Caroline - Potomac Belle

1 on Saturday
Reply by Elaine Mergard

Best types of silk for each part of hat?

I love using silk in my work to elevate the quality, but not always sure I’m using the right kind. How is this as an assessment of the appr…

Started by Caroline - Potomac Belle

0 on Wednesday

how to remove foundation make up from a hat

Hi Everyone Still learning loads! would appreciate if you could please advise some tips on removing foundation makeup from a cream hat wit…

Started by ciara sweeney

13 Dec 19, 2018
Reply by Tanya Anderson

Making boaters

Dear HatAcademy Milliners, I am passionate about straw boaters and decided that as a hobby, I would like to start boater-making. What equip…

Started by Mi Jung Song

0 Dec 16, 2018

Dying felt bodies

Hello everyone! Has anyone played with dying felt bodies. For instance, if I can’t get the color needed could I take a white hood and eithe…

Started by Tania Hansen

0 Dec 3, 2018

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…

Started by Deniese Dennis

56 Dec 2, 2018
Reply by Miss Hope


Hi, I just bought a second hand fedora style hat block, and, I addes as usual stiffener before blocking....,  These days I have been watchi…


2 Nov 30, 2018

Last minute hat creation...need advice!

Hello, all, anxious newbie with a question! As a rank beginner and hat-lover who decorates her own hats, I am sure they are not done proper…

Started by Lalah Mackley

1 Nov 30, 2018
Reply by Sharon Panozzo

what I am doing wrong with the making of an ostrich pompom?

Hello fellow milliners? Could someone please advise me on what I am doing wrong on making a fluffy ostrich pompom (image below)? I tried ma…

Started by Polly Steven

0 Nov 19, 2018


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