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Beret blocks

Started this discussion. Last reply by Jane Yang Oct 19, 2018. 3 Replies

I was wondering how to use a beret block to make an old-fashioned simple winter wool felt beret. Can you use it without having to felt it yourself?

 

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Jane Yang replied to AGG87's discussion Beret blocks
"You can draw the drawing first, and then stitch the piece of cloth on the drawing."
Oct 19, 2018
Elaine Mergard replied to AGG87's discussion Beret blocks
"Flat Pattern solution for beret This might be helpful for you.    http://beautyandbedlam.com/this-years-fashion-berets-and-a-simple-diy-craft/"
Oct 12, 2017
Elaine Mergard replied to AGG87's discussion Beret blocks
"Blocking a felt cone onto a 5 piece beret block is hard work as you need to expand it to outer rim them shape back into the collar/headsize. No one wants carpel tunnel for overworking our wrists. Commercially they use male/female blocking with…"
Oct 9, 2017
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Beret blocks

I was wondering how to use a beret block to make an old-fashioned simple winter wool felt beret. Can you use it without having to felt it yourself?
Sep 19, 2017
AGG87 replied to Christine Amanda's discussion Making a French bicorn hat - advice and tips appreciated
"I was studying a real bicorn in the UK this year and was surprised how narrow the sides are - the theatrical ones seem to be much wider. The crown was oval but one side was higher than the other so yes, you'd need a wide furfelt capeline or…"
Aug 22, 2017
AGG87 replied to Shandana De La Rivière's discussion Blocking Pins
"When I was in the UK I was using household pins for blocking but have just ordered special pins from http://www.hatblocks.co.uk/accessories/"
Aug 21, 2017
AGG87 replied to Ruth Connor's discussion sewing machines?
"I'm coming in late to this conversation but am also looking for a machine to use in the production of men's top hats. I'm based in Canberra."
Aug 21, 2017

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Elaine Mergard said…

Welcome to Hat Academy AG. We hope you find the community inspiring, millinery is a wonderful creative art and in huge demand currently. We are committed to helping you add to your skills and any questions please message me.

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