Featured Blog Posts – October 2013 Archive (79)

CELEBRATE HATOBER!

Share a pic of your Spring Racing hat and outfit to WIN a $200 gift certificate to spend at Ruby & Leo! Simply mention @hatacademy plus use the hashtag #hatober on Instagram.

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HAT BLOCK: PILLBOX MINI

Sloped edge block for smaller version of a pillbox, that creates a petite vintage style headpiece. Made from durable light weight, easy pin straight grained Milkwood.

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MILLINER: MILLINERY ACCOLADE

This stunning outfit and free form hatinator in green sinamay trimmed with feathers and crystal butterfly caught the judges eyes and was the winner at the recent Joseph & Jones Racing owners Luncheon. Milliner Dianne Barbour was thrilled to…

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MILLINER: JILLIAN GARRETT

Restoration work is painstaking work but has become a special talent of Jillian Garrett of Jacksonville, Oregon. This white bird exhibits a complete restoration for this 1940's faux bird hat by "Frances Adam". When purchased it was completely falling apart but the rebuild was worth it all don't you agree?…

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MILLINER: UNA HATS

As a busy mum Una is often in a serious stage of creation about midnight.  Her hats reflect her love of  design, clean lines and graphic shapes but at the same time mixing textures and patterns. Her aesthetic is modern meets vintage, hard meets soft, masculine meets feminine, giving Una's hats a tomboy charm and a…

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HAT HINT: RIBBON STRETCHER

Learn how the ribbon stretcher / board helps for easier & smoother binding plus ensures your grosgrain or silk bind sits perfectly. 
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ALBUM: INSPIRATION

Beverley Hone's inspiration is a family affair. "My girls Kirra and Tiffany are my inspiration and models for my Millinery."

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MILLINER: ASHLEIGH MYLES



Beginner milliner Ashleigh Myles of Ireland loves creating different styles. She adores millinery and very proud of her own designs. She is working through Hat Academy…

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DISCUSSION: HAT HIRE?

What are the pros and cons of hiring hats?
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ALBUM: Hatz By The Sea

Millinery is Cindy Blake's passion! "Hats transform you to another place. They are elegant, class and full of life!"

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Supplies: Flower Feather Peony

These Peony like flowers have been carefully made with curled goose feathers and crinkle cut feathers to resemble leaves. Both the flower head and leaves are mounted separately on wire so they can be easily arranged as pleased.

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WATCH: MILLINERY EVENING

Check out all the sights and sounds from the Caulfield Members Millinery Evening.
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MILLINER: VICTORIA HENDERSON

"Many thanks to the lovely people at Hat Academy for my lovely hat box which I won for first place in the Headlines Button block competition. I am sure this amazing lockable handmade case will serve me well for many years to come. I am a lucky lady!" Victoria…

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HAT CLASSES: LEAVES AS TRIMS

Revitalise your trims with creative leaves. In this lesson you learn how to make leaves in 14 different ways. Leaves can be added to a trim with flowers or without and add a classic touch to your headwear.

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Event: MAA pop up shop

 

Attention all Australian hat lovers & milliners only 26 sleeps until Melbourne Cup! Take six deep breaths and do not panic!

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WATCH: CHADSTONE FASHION STAKES

Check out the fashion and style from first heats of the Chadstone Fashion Stakes.
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Supplies: Abaca Tinalak Straw

Tinalak is a traditional fabric/cloth derived entirely from interwoven abaca fibres. This rare material originates from the Tboli people of the Philippines and uses the principle tones of abaca leaves as well as plant dyes to create variation in colour. Its straw-like texture is refined enough to make it…

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ALBUM: BESPOKE PIECES

Sally Harper-Kenn adores hats:"The hat can totally finish off an outfit, make you stand out from the crowd and make you walk tall. I love the variety of fabrics, styles and colours!" Preview her Bespoke Millinery collection.

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MILLINER: LISA INNIS

So romantic. This Downton Abbey style Juliet Bridal Veil was created by Lisa Innis of Ruby & Cordelia's Millinery, Lincoln, Nebraska USA. Lisa has always been fascinated in the history of hats and excels designing and creating hats in the Vintage style.…

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CHECK OUT: FEATURED MEMBERS

Say hello to our featured members, take a look at their profiles and be inspired!
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