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Do you name your hats?

When starting out in business I was receiving orders for particular styles based on the blocks I had, so I decided to make it easy for myse…

Started by Elaine MergardLatest Reply

hat steamer ideas?

Hello Everyone!, I want to get started on my Beginners Course, but cannot afford a hat steamer right now......does anyone have any suggesti…

Started by Annette ThompsonLatest Reply

Listen while you sew!!

What do people listen to while they sew? Do you even listen to anything? Me, if I'm sewing petersham trim or headband I like a good drama o…

Started by Susan FageLatest Reply

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Do you name your hats?

When starting out in business I was receiving orders for particular styles based on the blocks I had, so I decided to make it easy for myse…

Started by Elaine Mergard

6 yesterday
Reply by Wanda Broadwater

Ombré dye technique

Could anyone tell me how to ombre dye a  parasisal straw please? Anyone recommend dyes too for small work like this please? Many thanks cat…

Started by Catherine Ward

0 Aug 24

How to purposefully market your millinery brand online

Anjee and I are running a free Zoom on Wednesday 19th August at 8pm UK time. The discussion is ‘How to purposefully market your millinery b…

Started by Jon Busby

0 Aug 17

Hat Photography, addressing the challenges of lockdown - Stand Up!

Anjee and I have been so fortunate to photograph some stunning hats and meet some wonderful milliners over the last few years. We are passi…

Started by Jon Busby

0 Aug 10

Hat brims

Hi everyone - so far I’ve only got 1 down turn brim ( for a cloche hat). Possibly a daft question-Can a down turn brim be used to create an…

Started by Catherine Ward

2 Aug 1
Reply by Catherine Ward

Laminated raffia crochet hood 1970s

Hi  I have just bought a laminated raffia crochet hood from the 1970s.  Its ivory and gorgeous.  To open up I was going to steam, block an…

Started by Cathrine Williamson

2 Aug 1
Reply by Elaine Mergard

Pictures of Miss Fisher Hat

Here are the Miss Fisher hats I was talking about. Thank you

Started by Helen Lee Marshall

0 Jul 11

We can photograph, wherever you are in the world.

We regularly get asked to do photographs from milliners who are not based near us in the UK. We wanted to see if there is a way we can deli…

Started by Jon Busby

0 Jul 7

Panama Toquilla straw

Hi, can anyone recommend where to buy panama/toquilla straw to make summer hats from? Ideally after white and natural colours, UK if possib…

Started by Laura

0 Jun 29

hat pins

I would like to make some hat pins and my question is what do you do to keep beads from coming off the top. I know a clutch is on the botto…

Started by stephanie lawrence

2 Jun 24
Reply by stephanie lawrence

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