Sue Cummuskey
  • Female
  • Perth
  • Australia

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Which Hat Blocks?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Julie Rodriguez Jun 23, 2018. 2 Replies

As a beginner to millinery, I'm not sure which hat blocks I should invest in. Could you give me some advice on which ones you have found to be the most versatile? I have the basic brim and crown and…Continue

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Started this discussion. Last reply by Catherine Williamson Apr 20, 2018. 2 Replies

I'm just getting my little millinery business up and running.."Hat Ensemble".How much info do you put…Continue

Inside Finish

Started this discussion. Last reply by Kayi Rose Mivedor Mar 2, 2018. 4 Replies

I'm very new to hat making and I'm gradually working my way through the Hat Academy videos.                I would appreciate some advice from more experienced milliners.                             …Continue

 

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Sue Cummuskey commented on Hat Academy's blog post MILLINERY PRODUCT PHOTOGRAPHY
"Thanks, great tips. I recently bought some cheap "roller blinds", one white, one black, from my local "Spotlight" store. I've only just started playing around taking photos but they seem to be a great backdrop - thicker than…"
Nov 3, 2018
Julie Rodriguez replied to Sue Cummuskey's discussion Which Hat Blocks?
"Hello. I very much understand what you are going through.  My first hat block was an average US size 22” Cloche Block. I was able to use it for Facinator toppers, Perchers, for creative designs in hand blocking, as well and it worked…"
Jun 23, 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
Sue Cummuskey posted a discussion

Which Hat Blocks?

As a beginner to millinery, I'm not sure which hat blocks I should invest in. Could you give me some advice on which ones you have found to be the most versatile? I have the basic brim and crown and one small button. I was looking at all the fascinator blocks available through Hat Blocks Australia, but became completely confused!  They are such a big investment I want to get it right. Unfortunately I'm too new at this art to know exactly which direction I want to go. Many thanks. SueSee More
Jun 22, 2018
Catherine Williamson replied to Sue Cummuskey's discussion Product labels
"Hi   Ive had a millinery business both in a retail shop setting and an online business for 14 years and ive always used the same method which is -  Swing tag (which is actually a professional business card with all our contact info…"
Apr 20, 2018
Alison Kutrzyk replied to Sue Cummuskey's discussion Product labels
"Hi Sue, I was just wondering the same thing! I was thinking about adding a 'Care instructions' leaflet in the box and adding info about removing make up, looking after feathers, etc Nowhere near starting a business yet but getting ideas…"
Apr 19, 2018
Sue Cummuskey posted a discussion

Product labels

I'm just getting my little millinery business up and running.."Hat Ensemble".How much info do you put on your swing tags for the hats?Is it necessary to say this product should not get wet? Or is that obvious?Do you add information re handling and storage?I would welcome any comments.Thank you. SueSee More
Apr 15, 2018
Andrea Blohm replied to Sue Cummuskey's discussion Inside Finish
"Yes, it is acceptable. I was taught that it shows that you take the time to handstitch. Glue is risky and may not last as well as stitching. If you or a client are bothered by the visible stitching you can always put a liner in."
Feb 14, 2018
Elaine Mergard replied to Sue Cummuskey's discussion Inside Finish
"Several different ways to line hats here also- https://hatacademy.com/group/45-linings-for-all-occasions  Your are doing the right thing Sue to sew on all your trims as very embarrassing if client loses some of trim in a breeze as glue has…"
Feb 11, 2018
Sue Cummuskey posted a discussion

Inside Finish

I'm very new to hat making and I'm gradually working my way through the Hat Academy videos.                I would appreciate some advice from more experienced milliners.                                                        When looking at the inside of a hat, is it acceptable to see a few stitches showing which are from securing the trim?                                                                                                                                                     I've…See More
Feb 10, 2018

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I've always enjoyed sewing and being creative so thought I'd give hats a go.
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I work part time as a nurse.

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