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Treating an old hat block

I’ve just acquired a vintage hat block. It’s still in beautiful shape but the wood seems a bit dry and I see a tiny crack appearing. It doe…

Started by Jennifer DunlapLatest Reply

Blocking with lace?

Hello. I am working with guipure lace for the first time and I would like to place it over a improvised top hat wire frame. I appreciate an…

Started by Mary McCannLatest Reply

Can't eat this donut ..

Ladies and Gents, I recently purchased this donut block, just because I loved it but I don't know what I can do with it?  Does anyone have…

Started by Hats by FelicityLatest Reply

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Blocked headband

Hi can you tell me the best wire for a blocked headband Thank you  josm

Started by Joan Roberts

1 Jun 17
Reply by Elaine Mergard

dyeing techniques

Hi All, I'm trying to dye a batch of coque feathers to match an emerald green satin i have.  In the past I've used Jacquard Procion dyes bu…

Started by Cathrine Williamson

1 Jun 10
Reply by Alisa Fleming

Commercial Felt for Base of Headpiece

I just watched the Head piece and Fascinator video and had a question about using felt as a base. I have commercial felt, Lots of it...and…

Started by Judith

1 Jun 2
Reply by Elaine Mergard

Waterproof hats

I would like to know what to use to make a hat that can be worn in rainy weather? Is there is some spray or special stiffener maybe? 

Started by Anna Wisniewska

2 May 28
Reply by Anna Wisniewska

Treating an old hat block

I’ve just acquired a vintage hat block. It’s still in beautiful shape but the wood seems a bit dry and I see a tiny crack appearing. It doe…

Started by Jennifer Dunlap

1 May 27
Reply by Darryll Osborne

Velour felt finish!

Hey guys, first post here, so happy to have a community of hatters :) I am making a peachbloom felt hat and the fur looks a bit rough after…

Started by Charlene whitehead

0 May 19

How to Remove a grease stain mark from white straw hat

 Please can someone advise me how to remove a grease stain from a white straw hat. Stale bread was suggested, but is there anything else th…

Started by Lorna Crooks

0 May 12

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

57 Apr 25
Reply by Diana Thakur

Raffia braid help

Where can I find information on constructing a natural raffia straw braid hat? Thanks for your help!

Started by Heather Kasper

0 Apr 20

What size Nagoise feathers should I purchase?

I am in the U.S. and subscribed to the feather hat making course. I understand that I need to get some nagoise feathers, but it does not sa…

Started by Tiffani Nguyen

1 Apr 10
Reply by Elaine Mergard

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