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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

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 i…

Started by Elaine MergardLatest Reply

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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
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
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
Reply by Elaine Mergard

Buy wool felt by yard/ metre

Hi As I am very new to hat making I will run the risk of asking what may seem a foolish question. Can I buy wool felt by the yard /metre?…

Started by Mary Larkin

9 Sep 15
Reply by Rina Wallace

Leather suppliers UK

Hello milliners,  I’m very excited to take my first plunge into leather pieces! Does anyone know where in the UK I could find the best leat…

Started by Ella Stevens

0 Sep 15

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

11 Sep 11
Reply by Lisa Greene

Millinery Headbands

Can anybody tell me of a site where I can purchase  comfortable millinery headbands for larger heads.

Started by Mary Healy

3 Sep 1
Reply by Rachel Warrillow

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

0 Aug 30

Vegan felt cones - anyone know a supplier??

Hi everyone, this may seem like a really strange request, but I'm looking for the kind of felt that is made from recycled plastic bottles o…

Started by Rachel Warrillow

4 Aug 11
Reply by Rachel Warrillow

gros grain

Good morning from Connecticut I am looking for more traditional gros grain (not poly) as poly does not take the stretch necessary to adapt…

Started by Catherine Cazes-Wiley

0 Jul 12


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