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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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Vegan Felt

Hello everyone! Has anyone had luck finding vegan felt (polyester) hoods? I have had zero luck finding them. I know there are vegan hat com…

Started by Joseph Cuevas

0 Aug 7

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

11 Mar 10
Reply by Rina Wallace

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

5 Feb 26
Reply by Danielle Wright

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

14 Feb 14
Reply by James

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

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


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