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Milliner's Christmas list?

As we all look forward to the new year and millinery season we all have a few items on our wish list. Maybe Santa needs to know about it!…

Started by Elaine MergardLatest Reply

Dolly Tool for Braid Hats

Just wanted to let you all know that Darryll at Hat Blocks Australia made me a 'Dolly' tool just like the one Elaine uses in the Swiss brai…

Started by Brenda LuiLatest Reply

Abaca without silk?

Hi there, I love working with silk abaca since following the course with Hat Academy, but I was wondering if there is a vegan alternative t…

Started by Rachel WarrillowLatest Reply

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Brims for caps

For those of you who make cut-and-sew hats (i.e. newsboys, flat caps, etc.), what do you use for the brim? I've previously used two-ply bu…

Started by Kristin Silverman

26 Jan 16
Reply by Linda H Watsky

Painting Designs on Sinamay

Good morning, I would like to paint my own design on to self coloured Sinamay, can't find correct colour combinations on ready bought. Wond…

Started by Shona Crozer

14 Jan 13
Reply by Rincoln

Millinery supplies

Hi everyone, my name is Hilda I've moved to Alberta 4 years ago from South Africa where I was a Milliner. I only moved with a few millinery…

Started by Hilda Nadzo

3 Aug 24, 2019
Reply by Christine Scheers

What fabric is this?

Really keen on trying this stuff out it looks great! But can’t find it anywhere. Any idea what they are called? And any tips how to work wi…

Started by Shelley Ayres

1 Aug 21, 2019
Reply by Elaine Mergard

Have you worked with leather?

I've got some lovely soft coloured leather that I want to block over a button block. Has anyone worked with leather before who can provide…

Started by Vivienne Morgan Millinery

13 Mar 21, 2019
Reply by Hellen Joseph

Oversized brim hat bodies

Hi everyone! Where can I find oversized brim  straw bodies such as the attached picture? Thanks, Tania Tatiana Millinery Boise, Idaho

Started by Tania Hansen

0 Feb 5, 2019

Buntal mats - UK suppliers??

Hi everyone,  I've been trying to find a UK supplier for buntal mats... does anyone know of any??  Thanks in advance.  Rachel 

Started by Rachel Warrillow

1 Nov 29, 2018
Reply by Brenda Treasure

A fabric that is new to me...

I saw a pineapple fiber fabrics listed on a millinery supply website.  Has anyone heard of these fabrics?  Do you block them?  Do you sew t…

Started by Cynthia G Peacock

14 Oct 22, 2018
Reply by Trish Beddoes

Beaver Fur Felt Hats Stiffened?

Hi Everybody, i personally use rabbit fur felt hatbodies to make hats. Those i stiffen before blocking with (i think) a solvent stiffener.…

Started by JohnnyVan

4 Sep 22, 2018
Reply by JohnnyVan

Millinery suppliers in Thailand

Can anyone suggest millinery suppliers in Thailand? I live in Chiang Mai. We have lots of sewing supply stores, but no milliner supplies. I…

Started by Joy Harmon

1 Sep 20, 2018
Reply by Elaine Mergard


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