All Lessons in hat making (30)

  • 02 - CROWNS SIMPLY

    13 members Latest Activity: Jun 5, 2019

    Experience how to steam and shape flat straw to mould around a crown block then finish off the crown edge to retain the sizing. Mastering this…

  • 04 - BINDING WIDE, BRAID, SINAMAY

    6 members Latest Activity: Jul 20, 2018

    Give your hat a professional finish and vintage feel by covering the edge with fabric, braid or straw. By experimenting with matching straw or…

  • 10 - INSERT, SPOT, SHOT

    4 members Latest Activity: Feb 24, 2016

    Gain expertise to redesign a regular brim in three different ways. By inserting and adding extras to the straw we create a new…

  • 17 - BUCKRAM CROWNS

    15 members Latest Activity: Dec 14, 2020

    Buckram has been a favourite for milliners for decades. The traditional methods of blocking with buckram are detailed in…

  • 28 - FABRIC COVERED FLAT CROWNS

    1 member Latest Activity: Dec 12, 2012

    Using fabric to cover your clients hat crown enables you to  co-ordinate the hat with the outfit. Learn how to create a…

  • 25 - PARISISAL HATS

    5 members Latest Activity: Feb 9, 2013

    The bias weave of a Parisisal Straw allows it to mould onto a block readily. As it is a fine straw learn how to ensure a smooth…

  • 23 - COCKTAIL HATS

    8 members Latest Activity: Apr 26, 2016

    Cocktail hats became popular in 30s & 40s when times were difficult but have had a recent vintage revival. Once you have…

  • 30 - SWATHED CROWN & BRIM

    1 member Latest Activity: Dec 12, 2012

    Using fine fabrics such as chiffon, organza or georgette you will learn how to swathe and drape fabric or sinamay softly over a…

  • 21 - FASCINATORS & HEADPIECES

    18 members Latest Activity: Dec 28, 2016

    Fascinator and headpieces can be made in different shapes using different components. All the techniques are explained in…

  • 09 - REDESIGN FEATHERS

    9 members Latest Activity: Mar 27, 2017

    This lesson focuses on using feathers as a design feature for your headwear. As well as transforming popular feather types watch how to create…

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