Darryll Osborne

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Darryll Osborne replied to LADY SHARMA Millinery's discussion Dolly Heads for pinning
"HI lesley perhaps we can help you with this. we have 3 types of dolly heads on our website, balsa heads that come with a stand, wood heads and cloth covered heads with clamp on bases. you can find them on this…"
Mar 13
Darryll Osborne replied to Cassie Farr's discussion Hat Blocks
"most helpful! schematics are a different language to many, and even well done drawings and sketches are too easy to misunderstand by both parties. On the other hand, when provided a half decent model, I have seldom got it wrong look forward to…"
Jan 12
Darryll Osborne replied to Cassie Farr's discussion Hat Blocks
"As a professional Hat Block maker, I also endorse this even if it means some may not order wood blocks. It does give milliners the skills to at least create unique blocks that they can test and then send to us to be made in wood. In fact, it is a…"
Jan 11
Darryll Osborne replied to Rina Wallace's discussion Hat Block Options
"Hi Rina It looks like they are scheduled to be out by July 6th. So i think 3 weeks is pretty right. Glad you ordered when you did, as the wait time grows from now into spring racing season. cheers Darryll"
Jun 26, 2018
Darryll Osborne replied to Sue Cummuskey's discussion Which Hat Blocks?
"Hi Sue We have your email, but it is a good question to have on here too. Sometimes we have to start a direction to find it is not the one we want to follow, and then change course. The good thing with quality hat blocks is that if you change…"
Jun 22, 2018
Darryll Osborne replied to Rina Wallace's discussion Hat Block Options
"Hi Rina, It really does depend on the type of hat you want to make.... fascinator/cocktail/percher styles are of course, not a sized block and thus will fit most heads. For sized hats, there is no real one size fits all, there are tricks you can use…"
Jun 22, 2018
Darryll Osborne replied to Paul Shukin's discussion Are these old wooden forms for hat making? Thanks!
"They still may be PART of a hat block... If so, yes it is missing missing the centre core in the case of this style (not all puzzle blocks are 5 section either) but for an example, some stitched cap hats were in older days and still are by some hat…"
Apr 20, 2018
Darryll Osborne replied to Alison Kutrzyk's discussion Where to buy Hat Blocks? Hong Kong
"Hello Alison, Glad you found us... your hat block set has been made and will ship to you in a few days FREE shipping! And...for all other milliners looking for hat blocks, we (Hat Blocks Australia) post all over the world FREE, no matter where you…"
Mar 7, 2018

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I Love Hats Because?
They are great for bad hair days! And without them, i would be out of a job.
About Me
My name is darryll, I am HAT BLOCKS AUSTRALIA. I make one of the milliners oldest tools, the hat block

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Elaine Mergard said…

So pleased you have joined me in Hat Academy, Darryl. As you can see I teach using the traditional hat blocks as trained in 1960s. I know the Aussie milliners love your blocks. I do have a local block maker but he only does basic blocks so I will be referring students to you for 5 piece  and other styles. My site was launched in June & last month 51,000+ hits with new students starting lessons every day. It has been a great learning experience culturally. 

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Regards, Elaine

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