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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.

What do you love most about millinery?

Personally I see millinery as that…

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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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Alisa Fleming Interview

For most newly retired people, life is about slowing down, enjoying taking time doing things they never got to do while they were working a nine to five and just take life one day at a time. This is not the case for Milliner Alisa Fleming. Alisa is taking every opportunity she gets to feed her…

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Setting Up A Market Stand To Sell Headwear

Photo: Chloe Mitchell

Preparing for a Market stand to sell your headwear can be daunting. This guide gives you simple ideas to help you display your merchandise and connect effectively with your prospective customer. Happy Selling!   



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New Sculpted Millinery Course

Expand your design skills in millinery and gain confidence exploring freeform sculpting methods under the direction of Jane Stoddart. Parisisal straw, buntal straws and crinoline each offer their own unique textured effect with your new found love for dramatic sculpting.

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MILLINER: MICHELLE HARKIN

When it comes to making an impact a few elements are vital, bold use of line, pops of colour and dramatic shapes, this hat by Milliner Michelle has all of this and more! With a top hat base in black and coral, this daring hat captivates onlookers with sprigs of black wire trimmed with delicate little butterflies. to top off the look, Michelle has finished off the gorgeous headpiece with a fountain of…

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FOTF: ALYSE JENNER

For Brisbane fashion enthusiast and FOTF entrant Alyse Jenner, racing fashion is all about having fun and wearing things that you truly love that make you feel confident from the inside out. Alyse has watched the industry and competition of FOTF change over the decade and has embraced both her own individuality and the trends of each season to create…

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EASTER SPECIAL OFFER

Eggceptional Easter special offer awaits you from renowned Millinery Tutor and FOTF winner, Amanda Macor who has mastered Silk Abaca millinery styling. If you have never used this luxurious and pliable material now is your chance with an offer of half price Silk Abaca Courses until next Monday.…

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Milliner: Christine Amanda

Working in IT by day and creating masterpieces by night, self professed geek, Christine Amanda from Melbourne, Australia stumbled into millinery from a world of cosplay, costumes and computers. For Amanda, her interest in millinery was a natural progression from her passion for costumes which she has been creating for the past 10 years. Cosplay has seen a massive increase in popularity in recent…

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