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Consulting at home, theirs or yours?

How do those of you without showrooms, shops, stockists or other outlets meet with your clients, to decide styles, match colours and fittin…

Started by Jain KidsleyLatest Reply

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

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Dolly Heads for pinning

Hello Milliners,  Please can someone let me know where I can get good dolly heads to work on, that are good for pinning and sturdy enough t…

Started by LADY SHARMA Millinery

1 Mar 13
Reply by Darryll Osborne

Curling and painting quills

Curling and painting quills Any advice gratefully received please. I want to curl a couple of long quills and don't have the right colour.…

Started by Marion Lowe

2 Mar 5
Reply by Marion Lowe

Retired Milliners Sale

Blocks & products for sale Contact milliner direct. Overseas postage extra https://suzyorourke.com.au

Started by Elaine Mergard

0 Feb 28

Expanding my brand in Europe and looking for like-minded fellow milliners

Hi Ladies, I have a big change coming up in life - third baby on the way! And I am thinking to optimise my business and outsource  more wor…

Started by Tatiana Ashakova

0 Feb 27

Cut petals with cricut maker

Cut petals with cricut maker - took half an hour to set up but saves time in the future with perfect results

Started by Elizabeth Skidmore

17 Feb 25
Reply by Jayne Coney

Hat band

Hi, Would anyone have a pattern for hat bands/ puggrees? Thank you

Started by Tracy Elizabeth Smith

0 Feb 7

French Flower Making first attempts

I'm loving the French Flower Making classes, and tonight I finished my first rose in pale pink silk georgette stiffened with gelatine. It's…

Started by Andrew Reid

17 Feb 7
Reply by Ann Decker-Montarello

Sewing Machine for straw hats

For making straw hats, am I allowed to use any sewing machine or do I have to buy one of those Wilcox Gibbs or Grossmann straw braid machin…

Started by BoaterMan

3 Feb 7
Reply by Ann Decker-Montarello

Millinery Crossword

Put your thinking cap on and see if you can solve this puzzle! » Download here  Crossword Answers

Started by Hat Academy

2 Feb 6
Reply by Elaine Mergard

Glossy Finish on Straw and Sinamay ?

Hello, I'm curious to know if anyone has been able to get a high gloss finish on hemp straw braid or sinamay. I have tried several makes…

Started by Shona Crozer

3 Jan 25
Reply by BoaterMan


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