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How to make a nautilus cockade

Having seen a vintage cloche featuring a grosgrain nautilus cockade I want to make one.  I can't find any instructions anywhere.  A friend…

Started by Sandra Brake

43 Jun 7, 2023
Reply by Austin Gray

Silk abaca

I wonder if anyone can help. I know that silk abaca can be dyed “a colour”is it possible to dye it white. I know it’s difficult to get a li…

Started by Carol

3 May 16, 2023
Reply by Colby Adkins

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 Hicks

7 May 10, 2023
Reply by LuciaPeter

Felt hat stiffener?

I'm Struggling with getting my felt hats stiff enough. Right now I'm using Hats by Leko hat stiffener. I'm Spraying it on before steaming.…

Started by Shania Fluit

15 May 9, 2023
Reply by js hopkins

Beginners start up kit

 Please advise me of the necessary tools and equipment that i need as a beginner.  I am working on a tied budget therefore please subscribe…

Started by Diane

18 May 9, 2023
Reply by js hopkins

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

16 May 9, 2023
Reply by js hopkins

SATIN RIBBON HAT CONSTRUCTION

Hello, I'm looking for anyone who could help me with the construction of Satin Ribbon Hats.  I have a straw braid machine, I'm familiar wit…

Started by FANCY ROSE

25 May 6, 2023
Reply by FANCY ROSE

HAT BOXES - to box or not to box?

Hello everyone, I have a few questions about hat boxes. When a customer purchases a piece from you do you... -Give them an option of a hat…

Started by Melissa Barnes

35 Mar 23, 2023
Reply by Jemsnixon

Dyeing leather

Hi and a happy new year wherever you may be! I’m in a cold dark wet UK with a bit of a challenge…..got a client with a beautiful crazy brig…

Started by Penny Cummings

2 Mar 8, 2023
Reply by Wilbert Stevens

Embroidered tulle Brim

Hello! It's been a while since I've been here. Had quite a creative block for a while and only sold $480 last year I'm heading for a bright…

Started by Helen Lee Marshall

5 Feb 11, 2023
Reply by Thomas Black

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