Melissa Rath
  • Female
  • Forbes, New South Wales
  • Australia

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Starting an online store

Started this discussion. Last reply by Sue Cummuskey on Sunday. 1 Reply

I've been on ETSY and Facebook for a few years now but am looking at starting my own website to sell my millinery. Would anyone have any suggestions as to where I should be looking to start a website?Continue

Finding the right balance?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Helen Lee Marshall Mar 9, 2018. 5 Replies

Does anyone else look at their finished pieces and think that the trim is just not right?…Continue

Removing mould from vintage felt hats

Started this discussion. Last reply by Elaine Mergard May 25, 2015. 2 Replies

Hi everyoneI have been asked by a lovely lady if it is possible to remove mould from 1920's felt hats. These hats are part of a wonderful history and the person is desperate to fix them but is…Continue

Blocking on styrofoam heads

Started this discussion. Last reply by Eleanor Flower Mar 2, 2014. 10 Replies

I'm still to use felt but had a thought today that I'd like to make my little girls winter felt hats and as they have smaller head sizes was wondering how well felt would block on a styrofoam head?…Continue

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Sue Cummuskey replied to Melissa Rath's discussion Starting an online store
"Hi Melissa, I haven't progressed to an online store but I have done my own website. There's plenty of companies which provide templates which you can use to set up your own site. I used Wix, and it did take me a while as I'm not great…"
Sunday
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Starting an online store

I've been on ETSY and Facebook for a few years now but am looking at starting my own website to sell my millinery. Would anyone have any suggestions as to where I should be looking to start a website?See More
Sep 12
Sharon Panozzo replied to Melissa Rath's discussion Finding the right balance?
"I can't think of who said it but I once read a quote from a prominent designer which was:  "Once you think you have added enough, add just a bit more."  As an artist you will know when it is too much.  Here is what I…"
Oct 18, 2017
Melissa Rath posted a discussion

Finding the right balance

Does anyone else look at their finished pieces and think that the trim is just not right? How do I find the balance between not enough and too much? See More
Oct 16, 2017
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Apr 22, 2017
Suzanne Williams replied to Melissa Rath's discussion Hat prices
"It was great reading your comment,for me, it was always hard to charge what I really needed to. My lecturer at Tafe was very strict on this point. People must know the work that goes into our creations, As a fellow Milliner, we have to stick…"
Apr 19, 2017
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Hat prices

As I'm new to millinery I'm still to learn afew things, well Alot, but my biggest concern is how to I determine how much to sell a hat for? Is there a method used to work this out?See More
Apr 18, 2017
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Apr 17, 2017
Elaine Mergard replied to Melissa Rath's discussion Hat prices
"Welcome Denise, this is awesome! You can also access it online here"
Apr 17, 2017
Denise Saville replied to Melissa Rath's discussion Hat prices
"I'm new to this forum, and only starting out but came across an app called the craft pricing calculator on the itunes app store.... which is very good"
Apr 12, 2017
Janet Andoh replied to Melissa Rath's discussion Hat prices
"So happy to be reading about pricing.  I started some three years ago and still have an issue with pricing.  Needless to say, my husband also says that I am seriously undercharging, but I do so for fear that I may not have anyone to buy…"
Nov 13, 2016
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Oct 25, 2016
Darryll Osborne replied to Melissa Rath's discussion Hat prices
"Don't forget to factor in your hat block costs as well. Sometimes your client may be willing to pay for the block cost, otherwise divide the block cost by how many hats you want to make to get return on that investment and add that into the…"
Jul 18, 2016
Melissa Rath's discussion was featured

Hat prices

As I'm new to millinery I'm still to learn afew things, well Alot, but my biggest concern is how to I determine how much to sell a hat for? Is there a method used to work this out?See More
Jul 5, 2016
Adrienne Bennett replied to Melissa Rath's discussion Hat prices
"What an interesting discussion about pricing. I live in USA. I have been making and selling hats since 2004. I have learned a lot about myself through this process. My business plan was to make and sell the best quality hats I was capable of making…"
Jul 4, 2016
Ibhade Ijagbone replied to Melissa Rath's discussion Hat prices
"This was really helpful. Thanks so much"
Jun 9, 2016

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I Love Hats Because?
Hats are beautiful, they can complete an outfit, they can be a creative expression.
About Me
I have been sewing for about 20 years, love couture dressmaking and tailoring and love learning new skills.
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www.facebook.com/MillineryByMelissa?ref=hl

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Elaine Mergard said…

Welcome to Hat Academy Melissa. With your couture talent you will go well with Millinery as you have an eye for fine detail. Millinery is more creative than tailoring and there is no such thing as dead stock. I am here to help you achieve!
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.

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Elaine Mergard said…
Congratulations on starting your first lesson!
To kick off make sure you have read through Getting Started and FAQs.
Any questions on individual modules please ask by clicking "Lesson Discussions" located on the lesson video page.

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