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Balancing millinery with life

Hi, wondering how you balance your love of millinery with life, work, family. I have 3 young children 6, 4, 1 and am finding it more and mo…

Started by Rebecca HanleyLatest Reply

Millinery Studio Pets?

The life of a Milliner can be very isolated but thankfully some of us have a pet who loves to find a warm spot in our studio to watch our e…

Started by Elaine MergardLatest Reply

Magnificent millinery

So after the chaos of Melbourne Cup carnival I would love to see some of the millinery which caught everyone’s eye? Whether that’s somethin…

Started by Michelle RobinsonLatest Reply

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PLEASE HELP: How do i, fashion student create a really huge brimed felt hat ?

Hello everyone, i am a student from Germany and study fashion design. For one of my current courses, i want to create a look including a f…

Started by Jacob

3 yesterday
Reply by Sharon Panozzo

Do you always fall in love with your finished product?

I have had a piece that I have been working on, which is blocked on a round cocktail block in sinamay. After all the usual wiring ect I use…

Started by Ness Buhlman

19 on Sunday
Reply by Silpa Kohler

How To Make Your Own Hat Blocks?

Hat blocks to a milliner, are like paper to a writer. Hat blocks have been made for centuries by skilled artisans however, with the rise in…

Started by Sophie Allport

3 Nov 6
Reply by Dupe Adetiba

Keeping on trend?

Hello milliners! Where does everyone go to keep up to date with the latest trends? I was watching ABC News this morning and they had a fash…

Started by Silpa Kohler

0 Nov 5

Millinery in London

Hi All, I am heading to London in November and was hoping some of you lovely people could recommend some millinery related places/suppliers…

Started by Seana Elizabeth Grant

0 Oct 24

Cloche hats

Hi, I have just had a cloche block made to make hats for the Autumn/Winter. Does anybody have any ideas how I can make the cloche hat small…

Started by Jennifer shaw

2 Oct 10
Reply by Jennifer shaw

Sewing machine

Hi all I think it's time that I purchased a sewing machine... I'm not sure how I've managed without one for this long! But I have no clue w…

Started by Silpa Kohler

2 Oct 8
Reply by Elaine Mergard

Silk, what kind to purchase?

Hello! I am going to China in a few weeks and I told our guide that I wanted to purchase silk to bring home. I told him that I wanted to st…

Started by Kathy Martingilio

6 Oct 4
Reply by Kathy Martingilio

Whats your studio/workroom like? Share some images

Hi All, I am looking for some inspiration for studio design. My room has been ready to paint and fill with goodies for around 6mths, but I…

Started by Kylie McLean

20 Sep 26
Reply by Anne MacDonald


Is sinamay worn in the winter?  I have a large piece of fuchsia sinamay and some veiling that would make a great hat. Just wondering what t…

Started by Helen Lee Marshall

12 Sep 25
Reply by Helen Lee Marshall


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