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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 DennisLatest Reply

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

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Can anyone identify this tool?

My grandmother was a milliner in the 1950s and I have recently inherited her sewing case. Does anyone know what this tool is called or what…

Started by Elizabeth Marshall

4 Aug 21
Reply by Elizabeth Marshall

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

9 Aug 20
Reply by Jessica Cooper

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

83 Aug 2
Reply by Mike Jones

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

3 Jul 18
Reply by Carolyn Devins

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

14 Jun 4
Reply by Tiffany Arey

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 May 20
Reply by Maame Ewurabena

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

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