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Making boaters

Dear HatAcademy Milliners, I am passionate about straw boaters and decided that as a hobby, I would like to start boater-making. What equip…

Started by BoaterMan

0 Dec 16, 2018

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

56 Dec 2, 2018
Reply by Miss Hope


Hi, I just bought a second hand fedora style hat block, and, I addes as usual stiffener before blocking....,  These days I have been watchi…


2 Nov 30, 2018

Last minute hat creation...need advice!

Hello, all, anxious newbie with a question! As a rank beginner and hat-lover who decorates her own hats, I am sure they are not done proper…

Started by Lalah Mackley

1 Nov 30, 2018
Reply by Sharon Panozzo

what I am doing wrong with the making of an ostrich pompom?

Hello fellow milliners? Could someone please advise me on what I am doing wrong on making a fluffy ostrich pompom (image below)? I tried ma…

Started by Polly Steven

0 Nov 19, 2018

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, 2018

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, 2018
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, 2018
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, 2018
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, 2018


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