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What is your favorite hat block?

Are hat blocks just tools of our trade or do you feel connected to a particular block for some reason which makes it your favourite? My fav…

Started by Elaine MergardLatest Reply

Stiffening Guipure Lace

Hello Everyone, I have been experimenting with stiffening Guipure lace using a variety of stiffeners ( Gelatine solution, Straw stiffener,…

Started by jillcLatest Reply

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…

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Making a 1920's felt turned up brim hat

Having watched all 3 season's of the "Miss Fisher Murder Mysteries " earlier this year, I am very keen to make a felt version of her hats w…

Started by Helen Lee Marshall

0 Jul 11

Black Buckram

I am a total newbie and I was wondering in what cases you would use black buckram instead of white?

Started by Jennifer Dunlap

1 Jul 5
Reply by Elaine Mergard

fixing element

Hello everyone! I am a new "milliner-in-training”.I try to create new shape on old block but I stuck on one thing: how to put that „bow” on…

Started by Kasia

2 May 26
Reply by Kasia

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

15 May 26
Reply by Elaine Mergard

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

11 May 22
Reply by Lisa Greene

Mad hatter crown blocks

Hi i started hat acadamy two years ago and realy enjoy the lessons, so i purchased a 5 peice sloped crown block which curves inwards on one…

Started by Kate lawrence

1 Apr 22
Reply by Victoria Regina

How is this tool called

Hello everyone,How is this tool called?Attaching picture for reference.Warmly,Emilis

Started by Emilis Melnikavicius

1 Apr 20
Reply by Darryll Osborne

How to make this trim?

Hi ,I need to make these twist for my daughters hat this weekend ,and have to be covered with fabric. Can any one help me on how you do th…

Started by kim

5 Apr 2
Reply by Molly chapman

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

10 Feb 13
Reply by James

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

88 Feb 12
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