Tania Hansen
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  • Boise, ID
  • United States

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Vintage fur felt body
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Hi everyone!I purchased a lovely black fur felt hat body at a flea market. Only thing is, when I steamed it, it smells of cigarette smoke and moth balls. Any idea how to get these smells…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Tania Hansen Sep 9, 2019.

Oversized brim hat bodies

Hi everyone!Where can I find oversized brim  straw bodies such as the…Continue

Started Feb 5, 2019

Dying felt bodies
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Hello everyone!Has anyone played with dying felt bodies. For instance, if I can’t get the color needed could I take a white hood and either dip or paint dye on it to match the color of someone’s…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Carolyn Devins Jul 18, 2019.

 

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Tania Hansen replied to Helen Lee Marshall's discussion Changing your shop name?
"It’s a problem we all have in the USA: trying to revive a lost industry. I would think invoice  the South you would have a market for church hats. Also you might want to think about joining the milliner’s guild. The have a mentoring…"
Jan 5
Tania Hansen replied to Delphine Scornet-Hyrien's discussion Dilemma to choose the size of a hat-block
"Lately I’ve been playing with Fosshape to enlarge blocks. The only problem Is that it shrinks and you will loose any convex definition. I solved this by cutting lengthwise slits in the fosshape over the convex areas so that it can be folded…"
Dec 23, 2019
Tania Hansen replied to Shona Crozer's discussion Painting Designs on Sinamay
"Test the fabric before using Sharpies and alcohol pens. For instance, I was trying to color rayon/cotton petersham with an alcohol marker and it weirdly separated to many different colors depending on whether the cotton or the rayon was taking up…"
Dec 4, 2019
Tania Hansen replied to jillc's discussion Stiffening Guipure Lace
"Yes . I use varying strengths of PVA and keep coating until it is the right stiffness. Still I think you will need to wire it with perhaps sprung wire around the bottom inside and and farther ip at the bottom of the scallops. Should keep the…"
Dec 4, 2019
Tania Hansen replied to Kylie's discussion Leather brim help please
"I would think you would want to use a heavy-duty sewing machine. I used to have an old Singer 99K(3/4 size and meant as a machine for young ladie to use) It was very heavy to carry, but I swear would sew through concrete! I'm now very sad I…"
Oct 24, 2019
Tania Hansen replied to Tania Hansen's discussion Vintage fur felt body
"Hi Carolyn: Thanks so much for your response.  I will give it a try! Tania"
Sep 9, 2019
Carolyn Devins replied to Tania Hansen's discussion Vintage fur felt body
"Hi Tania, I'm a big proponent for washing things!  I would wash the felt in cool water with gentle liquid soap like Woolite or Zero and rinse it well.  You could block it right away (wet) or let it drip dry first.  I often wash…"
Sep 9, 2019
Tania Hansen posted a discussion

Vintage fur felt body

Hi everyone!I purchased a lovely black fur felt hat body at a flea market. Only thing is, when I steamed it, it smells of cigarette smoke and moth balls. Any idea how to get these smells out?Thanks, TaniaTatiana Millinery See More
Sep 6, 2019
Tania Hansen posted a discussion

Dying felt bodies

Hello everyone!Has anyone played with dying felt bodies. For instance, if I can’t get the color needed could I take a white hood and either dip or paint dye on it to match the color of someone’s outfit? I can see how this would work with straws, but curious about felt.Happy Holiday Season!Tania HansenTatiana MillineryBoise, Idaho, USASee More
Dec 4, 2018
Tania Hansen replied to Megan Beverley's discussion Millinery Injuries
"As the nurse in the group, (my previous career) just a reminder: if you either puncture your skin ( I like the scissor story) or slice and dice it,  make sure you’ve had a tetanus shot in the last 10 years. Some recommendations say…"
Dec 3, 2018
Tania Hansen replied to Renee Brown's discussion Hat Labels and Linings
" I made labels using Iron paper that I put through the printer and then I ironed the design onto 1” white ribbon so that the raw cut edge was on the sides of my labels. You can make a whole slew of labels this way. Tania"
Dec 1, 2018
Tania Hansen replied to Renee Brown's discussion Hat Labels and Linings
"Bridget:  Can you please tell me the place and name of the store? When I go home to Ohio next time, I would love to go there! Thanks,  Tania"
Dec 1, 2018
Tania Hansen commented on Annette Edgar's photo
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"Love the ribbonwok!"
Nov 28, 2018
Tania Hansen replied to Denny Appleby's discussion Brass Milliner Iron?
"Yes indeed. It is for making silk flowers.  I would assume it is a quarter of a daisy like flower. These irons are heated and then silk is pressed in them. you can usually press several at once. In the are relatively rare and spendy because…"
Nov 7, 2018
Tania Hansen replied to Kim Fraser's discussion Felt trims--when to glue and when to stitch?
"Do what quilters do and bury the knots. That is, make a French knot but instead of going through all layers put the needle between the felt and the appliqué. Then come out about an inch or so away. Tug the knot under the surface of the felt.…"
Jun 22, 2015

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I Love Hats Because?
Hats are so descriptive of the owner or wearer, even more so than their clothing.
About Me
A Lady with too many ideas and not enough time.
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tatianamillinery.com

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