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Translucide

Started this discussion. Last reply by Sharon Panozzo Mar 22, 2017. 3 Replies

Its been sometime since I have posted anything into the Hat Academy, but I thought you might be interested in my creation using Spider Tissue and Indian Silk Paper.I have called this tilt hat…Continue

Tags: paper., Lens, silk, Indian, tissue.

to up-style or not to up-style

Started this discussion. Last reply by Ruth Connor Jul 29, 2015. 4 Replies

What is the opinion of up-styling older hats?I love to take a poor thing from the…Continue

Weird or what?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Sharon Panozzo Jul 25, 2015. 1 Reply

Having just come back from my (very hot) visit to the UK, I would like to share a very strange thing that happened on my train journey to visit my millinery friend Marion Lowe.I was halfway through…Continue

GST?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Ruth Connor Oct 24, 2014. 2 Replies

Hi Ladies!Having now entered the market and sold my first three hats and had two commissions, the question I should have asked before is - should I be charging GST?Continue

 

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FANCY ROSE replied to Ruth Connor's discussion sewing machines?
"Thank you."
Oct 16, 2017
FANCY ROSE replied to Ruth Connor's discussion sewing machines?
"Thank you.  If you're looking for a straw braid machine, check e-bay.  Be sure that you ask for a demonstration of how the machine sews and look for this in the machine.  There are different type of straw braid machines."
Oct 16, 2017
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Sep 19, 2017
Ruth Connor replied to Ruth Connor's discussion sewing machines?
"Cant help you there, I'm sure you would need a specialist machine for top Hats. Perhaps Elaine can help you?"
Sep 19, 2017
Ruth Connor replied to Ruth Connor's discussion sewing machines?
"there are specific machines for making hats, Roberta, and the Bernina won't do that, but I do use it for hemming, embroidery, joining fabric, seams etc. I also hand sew my hats."
Sep 19, 2017
Roberta Simpson Millinery replied to Ruth Connor's discussion sewing machines?
"Hi Ruth Thanks so much for letting me know. I actually have a bernina, I should use it more. I mostly hand sew everything. I'm a bit scared of machine sewing. I actually thought there was a specific machine for sewing hat, something I need to…"
Sep 17, 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
Ruth Connor replied to Ruth Connor's discussion sewing machines?
"Roberta, I asked that question about 4 years ago, and did actually buy a reconditioned Bernina machine - its been fantastic, and everything that I needed. Occasionally I look around and wonder if I should up-grade, but it never goes any further than…"
Aug 20, 2017
Roberta Simpson Millinery replied to Ruth Connor's discussion sewing machines?
"I'm interested to find out more about this too Ruth, i'll follow your feed, thanks for asking this...."
Aug 20, 2017
annaMul replied to Ruth Connor's discussion sewing machines?
"this guide about sewing machine is helpful "
Aug 19, 2017
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Translucide

Its been sometime since I have posted anything into the Hat Academy, but I thought you might be interested in my creation using Spider Tissue and Indian Silk Paper.I have called this tilt hat Translucide, as the translucent quality of the tissue is part of what make this so special. It has a bandeau which creates the tilt. and has been decorated with a combination of inks, oil paint and dye…See More
Mar 28, 2017
Sharon Panozzo replied to Ruth Connor's discussion Translucide
"Thanks Ruth. It really is pretty but when seeing unfamiliar fabrics I always worry about how they will react in the rain of if they will fade in the sun. You did another terrific job. "
Mar 22, 2017
Sharon Panozzo replied to Ruth Connor's discussion Translucide
"It is lovely, almost like a wrapped birthday present.  Out of curiosity, what happens if it gets wet?  Does it hold its shape well?"
Mar 22, 2017
Ruth Connor posted a discussion

Translucide

Its been sometime since I have posted anything into the Hat Academy, but I thought you might be interested in my creation using Spider Tissue and Indian Silk Paper.I have called this tilt hat Translucide, as the translucent quality of the tissue is part of what make this so special. It has a bandeau which creates the tilt. and has been decorated with a combination of inks, oil paint and dye…See More
Mar 21, 2017
Ruth Connor's discussion was featured

sewing machines?

As a complete beginner, and someone who's hand stitching leaves a lot to be desired, what sewing machine is recommended by all you experienced milliners out there?See More
Sep 8, 2016
Ruth Connor replied to Corina Haywood's discussion Sourcing high density polystyrene foam for block making
"I will have to google it again, Kylie, as I didn't follow it up. I can tell you, that they only sell it in 8' long sheets. If you are in Mel, maybe you would like to buy a sheet and split the cost? I will google it today!"
May 18, 2016

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love to create and design. Love to work with my hands. My past is garden designer, and more recently, massage therapist. Never thought I'd enjoy sewing, but the creativity is what does it for me......
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Elaine Mergard said…

Wonderful you found our website Ruth. So pleased you have joined me in Hat Academy and hope you find it inspiring. I am committed to helping you add to your skills.

I set this up to help Beginners -once you learn the basic techniques you will be surprised how creative you can be. Millinery is a creative art & in huge demand currently. Any questions do message me here.

To make the most of Hat Academy remember to read through the Welcome Page - Read here

Enjoy, Elaine

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