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 things hoping to buy more here.
Does anyone know where I can buy Sinamay in Alberta or around Canada? Am also looking for hat blocks and felt hoods to make get hats.
Any bit of information will help.
Hi Hilda, We recommend blocks from HatBlocks Australia + freight free to you https://hatblocksaustralia.com.au/products and for huge array of supplies House of Adorn https://www.houseofadorn.com/millinery/sinamay-straws Hope this info is helpful - Elaine
I'm a milliner in Alberta too, in Calgary. I inherited some blocks from my grandmother, and my father made me a few. The rest I bought on ebay over the years. I haven't found any suppliers for millinery materials in Alberta. I buy my supplies on-line from places like Judith M, Manny's in new York for hoods and Hats by Leko, plus British suppliers. In Canada I use Farthingales for buckram and wire. But I am making theatrical hats, so I don't use Sinamay.
I know a few other milliners in Alberta, mostly in Calgary. We should form a group and try to work together somehow... There are only a handful of us out here!
Warmly, Carolyn Devins
Easel Incorporated (www.easelincorporated.com)
Try B Unique Millinery they have a warehouse in Canada