Featured Blog Posts – February 2014 Archive (35)

MILLINER: THE SISTERS BRIMM

With St Valentine’s Day this month this red candy hat is ready for the wearing not the eating. Such is the creativity of two fabulous milliners from Los Angeles who call themselves “The Sisters Brimm.” Each unique hat has a theatrical flair telling its…

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Celebrate Fab February!

Celebrate Fab February

Receive a $30 House of Adorn millinery supplies gift certificate

with any Hat Academy Course* through February!…


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ALBUM: EXPRESS YOURSELF

Laura Hanlon loves hats as they are a "fab way to express yourself". See how she has used loops for expression in this album.…

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WATCH: MAD AS

A short film looking into the fascinating world of the last remaining aluminium hat block makers in the British Isles - Boon and Lane Ltd, Luton. It shows the creation of an aluminium hat block and then follows it through the hat making process at local hat factory.

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DISCUSSION: FLAT CAP BRIMS

Kristin asks "For those of you who make cut-and-sew hats (i.e. newsboys, flat caps, etc.), what do you use for the brim?"
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MILLINER: MELISSA RATH

With a background in dressmaking and tailoring for over 20 years Melissa Rath from New South Wales Australia has found a new passion in millinery. She has always recognised that the hat completes the outfit and she is doing just that with her wide range of skills. Taking the opportunity to learn here in…

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ALBUM: ICARUS MOURNING

This percher hat from Isabelle Nguyen is made from a variety of vintage materials. Black wool hand blocked hat base, 1930s feathered bird ornament, 1930s silk spider web patterned veiling, 1950s cotton spun cotton cherries from Germany, and 1950s black rose leaves from Germany.…

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Supplies: Pleated Sinamay

English Quality Sinamay fabric that is 91cm / 36" wide. The sinamay fabric is woven from the Abaca plant and is often used in making hats & fascinators. Sinamay has been evenly woven, stiffened and is available in many colours. This variety contains folded pleats.…

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WATCH: FASHION GALORE

Rough Uk Explores Isabella Blow: Fashion Galore exhibition.
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NEW: COMMUNITY PINBOARD

Discover the new way to explore the Hat Academy community visually with the Community Pinboard. Popular content, including Headlines, What’s Hot & Top Photos can now be viewed quickly via a wall of creative windows. Plus find all your favourite pages under Community in the main menu.…

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DISCUSSION: SEWING MACHINES?

"What sewing machine is recommended by all you experienced milliners out there?"
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MILLINER: LYDIA WALL

Working in the leading London millinery houses of Stephen Jones, Noel Stewart, Edwina Ibbotson and Phillip Treacy has given Lydia Wall the confidence to establish her own label “Lydia Wall Millinery” at Crouch End, London. Her millinery journey started when she tried to repair her juggler’s bowler hat. To learn…

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WATCH: DELNA POONAWALLA

Delna Poonawalla gives her style tips from her wide range of Hats and Fascinators for the McDowell Signature Indian Derby 2014.

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MILLINER: TWISTS & TURNS

Every piece in Carrie Jenkinson's collection has a twist or turn no matter whether it is elegant, eccentric or ethereal. For someone who started just making fascinators, her training has since led to bigger things having caught the attention of the Royal Family and…

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Check out: Top Members

Take a look at the top members contributing in Hat Academy community this week!
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