January 2019 Blog Posts (3)

NEW: The Spindle

The Hat Academy team are making it easier for you to tap into all the existing resources on the website which are freely available for all members. Whether it is a video on hand stitching, information on how to sell at markets or wire size conversion. Discover inspiration from Fashion on the Field winners and successful milliners, our most popular content is now all in one place. Find The Spindle…


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How To Measure Head Size For Hats

Head sizing is not as simple as wrapping a tape measure around your clients head. Firstly we need to recognise how sensitive the skull is as it is so close to the nerve centre, the brain with so many nerve endings. This may mean that a hat you have made perfectly sized to fit a person with 58cm head may feel too tight to this person although you can internally check measure to be exact. ( The average head size for commercial hats is recognised at 57cm. ) It is all because of their head…


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Irene Yip Interview

Hong Kong Milliner Irene Yip has had an interest in fashion and creative crafts for many years and discovering Millinery when she was working in creative media was a perfect transition in her career. Irene has embraced traditional millinery blocking techniques with a delicate handmade touch to all her trims and flowers. Discover her millinery journey.

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