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Beginners start up kit
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 Please advise me of the necessary tools and equipment that i need as a beginner.  I am…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by js hopkins May 9, 2023.


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js hopkins replied to Diane's discussion Beginners start up kit
"There is a method of making hat blocks out of expanding spray foam.  The stuff used for sealing cracks and around windows.  It's vailable at the local hardware store.  It's decribed on youtube. Once you have the big chunk of…"
May 9, 2023
Ivy Adobea Darko replied to Diane's discussion Beginners start up kit
"Another thing u can used in place of a jiffy steamer is a regular steam iron.. It works well too"
Dec 31, 2022
Sharon Panozzo replied to Diane's discussion Beginners start up kit
"Remember, almost anything can be a block.  To expand your blocking ability but not break your budget, look for interesting wooden items at second hand stores or garage sales.  These are things many milliners start with but keep around to…"
Nov 12, 2015

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I like to create and design and it just compliment the out fit one is wearing.
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I am a stay at home mom for now but i buy and sell hats from the other millinery traders but i desire to make my own. Therefore i have been checking with some of the school for online course.

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Elaine Mergard said…

Welcome to Hat Academy Diane!

Another Diane started a few weeks ago - had never made a hat before and so excited she is learning at last through Hat Academy (will send link)  Looking forward to teaching you the tricks of the trade.

Feel free to share your hat or headpiece creations, join in or start a hatters discussion and add your info to the My Store panel above. Remember online help is a click away. To begin with Lessons check out our Get Started page. I am looking forward to sharing Millinery techniques, ideas and fashion news with you.

Enjoy, Elaine.

Elaine Mergard said…
Elaine Mergard said…

Hi Diane, To get started click on http://hatacademy.com/forum/topics/getting-started  Learning visually this way is very effective and you can view as often as you like in your lifetime as a member of Hat academy.

I am here to help you achieve and realize your dreams as a Milliner. Yes blocks are  costly but put advert in local paper "Wanted to buy Hat Blocks " and you will be surprised what is in grandma's cupboard - that is how I collected mine. Keep in touch with me - Elaine

Cara DeLaRosa-Harrison said…

Hi Diane! So sorry for the delay in accepting your friendship. I haven't logged in recently. :)

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