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Felt Stiffener to be invisible

Hello wonderful milliners, Please could you advise the best methods you have found when stiffening felt for an upturned brim, so it will be…

Started by Marisa Groom

1 Feb 2, 2023
Reply by Elaine Mergard

Help with vintage veiling

I’m repurposing a veil for a bride - using her mother’s headpiece. The veiling was quite discolored, and I was able to pull the color back…

Started by Tiffani Thompson

0 Nov 30, 2022

How to use straw braid machines and missing parts

Hi Millinery friends, I hope someone can help me. A friend gave me two straw braid machines, Anita B and Dresdensia B made by Grossmann. Th…

Started by Ninni Salomonson

12 Nov 25, 2022
Reply by ANTONIO MORAL

Grossman Anita b straw sewing machine, need help

Hola a todos, espero que alguien pueda ayudarme. Vivo en España. Hace unos días compré una máquina de coser paja Grossmann Anita B. Me falt…

Started by ANTONIO MORAL

2 Nov 2, 2022
Reply by ANTONIO MORAL

Best Cleaner to Purchase for Jiffy Steamer in Australia

Hi fellow milliners I would like to know which is the best cleaner to purchase for my Jiffy steamer in Australia please. It's in need of so…

Started by Ann Carni

2 Sep 19, 2022
Reply by Ann Carni

Rollable Panama Fedora

Hello everyone, I was wondering if anyone has any advice about making a rollable Panama Fedora? I know there’s a particular shape of Plante…

Started by Marisa Groom

0 Jul 24, 2022

hexagon hat boxes

Hello, Does anyone know where I can purchase hexagon hat boxes that would ship to the US? Thanks

Started by Michael James Pollard

1 Mar 3, 2022
Reply by Formé Millinery

help please

I have crocheted a lovely ladies' hat.  It has a split back and bow.  How can I put the wire in without joining it????

Started by Dianne Crawley

1 Feb 26, 2022
Reply by Elaine Mergard

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

58 Feb 13, 2022
Reply by Patricia Standard

Blocking conical hat

I would love advice for blocking on a wooden cone. My vision is to use Sinamay or Parasisal as seamlessly as possible for a light, airy hat…

Started by Laurie Berliner

2 Jan 24, 2022
Reply by Laurie Berliner

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