Evelyne Wheeler
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This exhibition at Somerset House will finish on March 2nd. I visited this exihition at the weekend and it was a treat for the eyes with many of Isabella's hats I had never seen before, videos and…Continue

Started Feb 26, 2014


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Evelyne Wheeler replied to Alison Bingham's discussion Brim blocks??
"Hi Alison,your blocks can be used for brims or as general purpose blocks for shaping up a design for part of a trimming or blocking a shape/shapes in any fabric that will become part of a hat. You might have noticed that the blocks are not oval in…"
Jun 16, 2017
Evelyne Wheeler replied to Rachel Warrillow's discussion Hints or tips for blocking curved sides?!
"Hi Rachel, in millinery there always several ways of doing things,the way I would do it would be in two pieces of a tip and sideband cut on the cross,using French seams for neatness. After putting it on the block, steaming the sideband, hold the…"
Mar 1, 2017
Evelyne Wheeler replied to Silpa Kohler's discussion Saucer blocks
"Hi Silpa There have been threads about this in the past, so if you search in Hat Linings and Labels on this site you will be sure to find the answer to your question. All the Best in your hatting adventures and I'd love to see your…"
Jan 7, 2017
Evelyne Wheeler replied to Angie Hall Sandifer's discussion Blocking Velvet
"Hi Angie So glad to hear that you have got those back numbers of The Hat Magazine, it is a great resource, would love to see how you fair, may be you could post a photo of the finished hat. Best of Luck Evelyne"
Oct 28, 2016
Evelyne Wheeler replied to Angie Hall Sandifer's discussion Blocking Velvet
"Hi Angie,blocking velvet is a one of millinery's most skilful jobs because it has to be steamed and pinned in place on the block,but afterwards when the velvet is dry it needs to be stuck to the foundation with special glue. The foundation has…"
Oct 26, 2016
Evelyne Wheeler replied to Sandra Brake's discussion How to make a nautilus cockade
"Emma,first of all I must apologise for the wrong information about making a ribbon nautilus. I broke the rule of not checking the facts when l read it, what I did see were some videos of Candace Kling on Flickr showing her method of making a…"
Jun 21, 2016
Evelyne Wheeler replied to Susann Hinkel's discussion Felt leaves - how to press patterns into felt
"To answer your question Susi, needle felting is a dry method of felting using a special barbed needle for the job. It works because the yarn fibres become tangled into the other fibres near by. I bought my needles from a craft shop and they are made…"
May 15, 2016
Evelyne Wheeler replied to Susann Hinkel's discussion Felt leaves - how to press patterns into felt
"Hello Susi,what kind of felt are you using,wool or fur felt? If it is wool may be you could needle felt a line of a lighter shade of green yarn to represent the leaf vanes or for fur felt have you considered machine stitching the vanes in buttonhole…"
Apr 30, 2016
Evelyne Wheeler replied to ciara sweeney's discussion how to remove foundation make up from a hat
"May I add another cleaning tip Elaine, to remove lipstick use eucalyptus oil by dabbing it on the mark. Air the hat after until the smell of the oil goes. Only use on fabric not leather or suede. Just hopes this can be of use to you all. Keep up the…"
Apr 30, 2016
Evelyne Wheeler replied to Emma Feeney's discussion Patterns for a Bichon Ironing Pad and Pin Cushion
"Hello Emma, there is a pattern for an ironing pad in Classic Millinery Technique by Ann Albrizio and Osnat Lustig. As an alternative, mould a sheet of tissue paper to a rounded shape that fits in your hand. This can be shaped for whatever you need…"
Apr 21, 2016
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I Love Hats Because?
All the possibilities - whether a cheeky beret or a chic chapeau!!!
About Me
Learned millinery in secondary school in the 1960's and went on to work with several milliners in London as a copyist. Still make hats for friends and family.

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Elaine Mergard said…

Wonderful you found our website Evelyne. 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. Like you made my first hat in 1964 @ College but now letting out all secrets before I drop off perch!! Wonderful to be helping the next generation of milliners.

I set this up to help Beginners -but hope you can pick up tips. 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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