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

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Starting an online store

Started this discussion. Last reply by Beth Walter Oct 3. 6 Replies

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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Melissa Rath replied to Hat Academy's discussion Who is on Instagram?
"Hi all, mine is @melissamicheal I can't wait to check out all your creations on Insta now!"
Oct 9
Melissa Rath replied to Hat Academy's discussion Who is on Instagram?
"Thank you for sharing this Constance. I'll definitely have a read through the tips."
Oct 9
Beth Walter replied to Melissa Rath's discussion Starting an online store
"Thanks so much for the answer in detail! I appreciate it. I will try to start building my site in my free time. If it is worthy, then I'll post a link here when it will finish. Or I'll come with new questions :D"
Oct 3
Ibhade Ijagbone replied to Melissa Rath's discussion Starting an online store
"Thank you. I cant really remember how long it took me. Let's say like a month. But I keep on updating it as time goes by. No I didnt get some course before that. Its possible to do everything on your own. The basic things you'll need are…"
Oct 3
Beth Walter replied to Melissa Rath's discussion Starting an online store
"Hi! I like your site! Tell me, please, how long have you been building your site? And did you  get some courses before that? Or is it possible to do everything on my own? I never thought making my own site, but when I saw yours, a couple…"
Oct 2
Melissa Rath replied to Melissa Rath's discussion Starting an online store
"Hi ladies Thank you for your replies. I've bitten the bullet and gone to Wix at your suggestion. It's still a work in progress as the computer side of millinery is not really as enjoyable as making millinery but it's definitely…"
Sep 21
Ibhade Ijagbone replied to Melissa Rath's discussion Starting an online store
"I use wix for my website. Its easy to use their template though it might take a while. You can view my website here in which I used wix. https://www.lbhatdesigns.com/"
Sep 19
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…"
Sep 16
Melissa Rath posted a discussion

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
Melissa Rath posted photos
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

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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 25+ years, love couture dressmaking and tailoring and love learning new skills. My nine to five job is as in Industrial sewing machinist working with knit merino wool, which I love and I've also in the last few years, rediscovered an interest in knitting.
Website
www.millinerybymelissarath.com.au
Facebook Page link
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.

Hat Academy said…

Hat Academy now has a Milliners Directory, find out the best way for customers to find you click here.

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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