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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

How to ship a hat with large feathers

Hello, I have just finished a custom piece that turned out amazing.  Lots of peacock feathers and swords and...now how do I pack this thing…

Started by Marianne LewisLatest Reply

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Reviving a dead hat

Hello! If I wanted to cover an existing vintage fedora that is falling apart but has lovely bones with velvet or another sturdy fabric, wha…

Started by Natalie La

0 Nov 8

Brass Milliner Iron?

I found this brass piece at the flea market today. From the limited research I have done, I think it is some kind of millinery tool. Can an…

Started by Denny Appleby

2 Nov 7
Reply by Elaine Mergard

Millinery training options

Hi All, I’m based in Ireland, just starting out in Millinery. I did some work experience with a milliner when I was younger and really enjo…

Started by Zoe Cunningham

1 Oct 31
Reply by Zoe Cunningham

Taking the spring out if wire

Does anyone have any tips for taking the spring out of wire before wiring a brim? Clearly my technique is somewhat lacking as one of my las…

Started by Jen Marsh

2 Oct 30
Reply by Jen Marsh

Pleating silk abaca

Hi im really hoping for some advise I really want to have a go at making a headpiece and pleat silk abaca. Is the silk abaca able to be ple…

Started by Trish Beddoes

0 Oct 25

Beret blocks

I was wondering how to use a beret block to make an old-fashioned simple winter wool felt beret. Can you use it without having to felt it y…

Started by AGG87

3 Oct 19
Reply by Jane Yang

Making béret: with or without wire?

hi I would you make a beret, French style beret (Full head) but I m not sure if I need to put wire or not? anyone can help me please ?

Started by Van nerum veronique

0 Oct 14

Starting out advise

Hello!  Just wondering if anybody has any good tips and tricks for starting out? Looking to buy some blocks of my own could anybody recomm…

Started by Jessica Connelly

12 Oct 3
Reply by Paul A Hernandez

What material is best for this?

Hi everyone! Please can someone suggest the best material to achieve the effect on the attached image? Needs to be a solid colour and not s…

Started by Alexandra Davies

1 Sep 21
Reply by Elaine Mergard

Leather brim help please

How do you bind a leather boater hat brim? I've been gluing the bias around because its too thick to sew. Is there another way? Is there a…

Started by Kylie

0 Sep 16

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