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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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Where to buy sweatbands?

Hello there, I would like people's recommendations for purchasing sweatbands in bulk? I do not want leather sweatbands, but the fabric, cot…

Started by Laura

0 Apr 18

Set-up Machine for sale!

Set up machine plus desk & needles for sale. Let me know what other information you need. This machine works just fine but may need som…

Started by Jamie Thompson

2 Mar 22
Reply by Jamie Thompson

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

7 Feb 19
Reply by Elaine Mergard

Elastic buckram

Hello lovelies, does anyone know where I may find elastic buckram ? It also goes by the names "flexie" or "flexible buckram" .

Started by Marie Dantoni

2 Nov 11, 2020
Reply by Marie Dantoni

Willcox & Gibbs machine advice

Hi dear Milliners, I stumbled across this old beautiful sewing machiene as I am considering of getting one for felts and staw.. But I am no…

Started by Tatiana Ashakova

0 Oct 12, 2020

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, 2020

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, 2020
Reply by Rina Wallace

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, 2020
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, 2020
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, 2020
Reply by Rincoln


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