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Milliner: Katrina Dare

On an isolated cattle station in North Western Queensland, the managers wife of the 'Lord Cattle' Station has discovered her true passion - Millinery. Fashion on the Field at country race meets inspired Katrina Dare to start creating her own headwear. Discovering millinery courses online with Hat Academy has enabled her to…

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Kelly Hill Interview

Mastering a perfect finish is essential for Milliner, Kelly Hill even when she allows the artist within to sculpture and reconfigure the straws, crinoline and feathers. Marketing under her Label "Kelly Louise Designs” she works from her studio in Cairns, North Queensland with her headwear in demand locally and beyond.



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Victoria Jane Interview

Victoria Jane of Melbourne may be extremely busy preparing headwear for the upcoming Melbourne Cup Season but it is the uniqueness and elegance of each piece that sustains her passion. She can’t wait to see the smile of gratitude on her clients face as her special headpiece or hat gives the simplest of outfits a fresh sparkle this Spring. 

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MILLINER: SUSANA MATTANÓ

Meet Susana Mattanó, a University Professor in Visual Arts in Rosario, Argentina. Millinery the “Art of the Heart” caught her eye. Driven by her passion for needlecraft since her childhood and now her academic creative profile, Susa discovered Hat Academy online and completed the…

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Fashions On The Field Favourites

Be inspired by this collection of interviews with Fashions On The Filed ambassadors. Including advice for budding entrants and suggestions for milliners about FOTF competitions.

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Sophie Allport Interview

Talented young milliner, Sophie Allport has based her distinctive styling on her love of using a natural, pliable product with a great variety of colour and texture. Sophie shares her journey with tips on how to develop your unique style of headwear.

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I love that since starting millinery I have been able to combine a lot of different aspects…

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MILLINER: DESIGNS BY TONY

The Kentucky derby is all about big, beautiful hats and if there is one brand that fits the bill it's Designs By Tony. Based in Louisville, Kentucky, Designs by Tony draws inspiration from the local churchgoing ladies. Tony's designs are highly sought after for Oaks, Kentucky Derby and other major race days…

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MILLINERY AWARD FLASHBACK

Less then 100 days until The Melbourne Cup Carnival! Take a look back at the 2017 Millinery Award entries.

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Milliner: Sara Gadd

While studying contemporary applied arts in 2002, Sara fell in love with making hats and decided it was truly what she wanted to pursue for her career. Sarah was enchanted by hats and what they could do for the wearer, “No other accessory has the ability to alter its wearers look in quite the same way as a hat!”. Her background in textiles has provided Sarah with a solid foundation in the…

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MICHAELA TEMPERLI INTERVIEW

Imagine living and working as a milliner just down the road from the Tressa Swiss braid factory and a Swiss Silk weaving mill. Michaela Temperli simply drives half an hour to select product she needs for her beautiful array of headwear she offers to her clients. The Swiss Alps are alive with beautiful chapeau she is creating in her county retreat! 

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Velma Owusu-Bempah Interview

Velma Owusu-Bempah from Accra, Ghana certainly knows how to 'turn the dream into reality' and her millinery journey is so inspiring as she convinces her local clients to embrace elegance, glam and sophistication. Discover what drives her exceptional workmanship quality and design-ability.

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EVA FOAM FLOWERS SALE

"Quick, easy and cost effective" is the best way to describe working with Eva Foam to create spectacular flowers for hats, headpieces and flower crowns. Master these techniques under guidance of talented tutor Galina Kofod who is offering a special course discount of 20% for the month of July. 

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Bellinda Haase Interview

For Queensland Milliner Bellinda Hasse, it was a millinery workshop in 2012 with Hat Academy tutor Elaine Mergard

that started her passion for millinery. Bellinda had always been a crafty person however, it was millinery which really opened her eyes to a new way of creatively expressing herself and she has continued to develop her skills, step by step, mastering one technique at a…

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Milliner: Christopher Julian Garner

Trained at the London college of fashion and featured in the Maidenstone Museum, Christopher Garner has received international exposure for millinery marvels in various collaborations and exhibitions. Christopher's millinery pieces are essentially works of wearable art and you can see why! Each piece tells an intricate and detailed story, making them infinitely interesting to the…

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FOTF: Amanda Macor

She's one of our fabulous millinery tutors, a mother, milliner, beauty therapist and colour dying master among many things but one thing some people may not know about this fabulous lady is that she is a Fashion On The Field specialist. Amanda Macor has been competing for many years and has had…

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New Origami Millinery Course

Apply traditional Origami methods to your latest styling to add defined line and texture to your headwear. Your choice of fabric gives such individuality to every piece as you learn to twist and shape the folds for a complete headpiece or make a stunning trim for your hats.…

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Milliner: Bobbi Heath

As a curious young girl, Bobbi Heath had her first taste of millinery, when after analysing her brothers school cap over and over she decided to take matters into her own hands and make some much needed improvements to the design. She analysed the hat and created a pattern from the cap, then with a bit of trial and error she created a tartan jockey hat which she proudly later wore to church. Since her first…

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Buy Now. Pay Later.

Hat Academy has teamed up with zipPay, a simple and secure payment option, that let's you buy today and pay later for your courses. Available for all courses, simply select zipPay at checkout. Australian customers only.

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Mother's Day Special

Happy Mother’s Day to all the wonderful Mums on Hat Academy! Flowers have always been the most loved gift for Mothers Day. Tutor Cherryl McIntyre is offering a Special Mother’s Day 15% discount on her Leather Flowers Deluxe Course with a beautiful array of ten different flowers. Simply use code MD18 on check out, offer ends…

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