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VIBRANT HEADPIECES

Linda Ford is as inspirational as her vibrant Headpieces. As a single mum living in Bundaberg in Central Queensland she is creating a Millinery business Australia wide for her bespoke headwear. 

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MONETIZE MILLINERY

When we put our heart and soul into our Millinery we always hope others appreciate that. The buyer is familiar with roughly manufactured items at a low price. We deserve the right price, Melissa asks "Is there a method used to work this out?"…

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VINTAGE BLOOMS

After difficult eras in history, fashion saw a return to opulence and such was the result in Millinery fashion. The Great Depression with 20% unemployed in early 1930's was showing signs of recovery by the mid 1930's These hat styles display a fresh appeal brightened with blooms. ›› Read more

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RAY OF SUNSHINE

Chicago Milliner Maureen Swiertz has mastered sculpturing Felt to create some very exciting styles. Yellow & black are always a good seller. It could appear risky to work with such a colour combo but Maureen has created a…

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NICE TO TWEET YOU

Get the new "Follow on Twitter" button on your Hat Academy profile by simply adding your Twitter web address in settings. As well as attracting a new folk it helps Hat Academy…

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SILK INSPIRATION

UK Milliner Claire Spooner has chosen a beautiful Japanese Shibori Silk as her inspiration for this elegant Head Piece The red/black/white colour combination is a challenging colour combo but this is completed with a feather trim that makes it…

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VINTAGE BLOOMS

After difficult eras in history, fashion saw a return to opulence and such was the result in Millinery fashion. The Great Depression with 20% unemployed in early 1930's  was showing signs of recovery by the mid 1930's  These hat styles display a fresh appeal brightened with blooms. We attribute the French for bringing artificial flowers to the world but it started in 12th century in…

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Healthy Headpieces

J apanese artist Takaya creates headpieces with raw vegetables and blossoming flowers. He has invented an original technique, tying together people and flower. Take a closer look at this gallery and watch his live performance…

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PATCHWORK REVIVAL

Northern Hemisphere Spring & Summer 2012 saw a huge return to the homespun patchwork look with a combination of colours & textures which would normally have no partnership.  Accessories have followed the trend with…

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A HEAD START

Congratulations to New Milliner Diana who was the first student in Hat Academy. Had never made a hat from scratch she has achieved so much in a month. "Thanks, I am having so much fun." Her new found skills will compliment her Vintage Clothing business.…

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PILLBOX POISE

Pillboxes never go out of fashion and Greer has such a neat finish to her fabric covered Pillbox. What do you love about this yesteryear look?



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ANIMAL PRINT IS PURRRFECT

In Europe this Autumn Animal prints are a major trend. Leopard has always been the most dominant print but Lynx, Cheetah, Zebra, Giraffe and snake skin are moving in for the kill! It has been seen in fabric plus accessories and now your Hats and Headpieces. Check out in …

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COCKTAIL CREATIONS

Justine's Cocktail hat features beautiful hand made feather flowers – the elevation she has given the trim on the Left hand side shows her great design skill.

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USING DYES & FABRIC PAINTS

Renee questions whether time spent dyeing and even stiffening your own straw is viable. To successfully make money with our Millinery business we must strive to keep our overheads low.

 


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Curling feathers

Kerry has mastered the art of curling feathers. The swirl of these feather spines adds so much excitement to the style. Learn how to curl & shape feathers in Lesson 7 & even how to make your own feathers from fabric…

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VINTAGE STYLE MILLINERY

Elsie displays a love of Vintage style and having a background in dressmaking she exhibits a great finish to all her work. "Hats are a blank canvas for creativity, and no two are ever alike. They transform the wearer, and in my opinion, complete the outfit. They add just the right bit of…

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FLOWERS IN BLOOM

The hand tooled leather flowers Elaine featured in last weeks blog have now been transformed into a variety of headpiece styles. The flowers/leaves were the…

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PETROS PATCHWORK

Petro's hats are so unique with their patchwork formula. Petro is passionate about Millinery-"Hats are my life! My mother taught me how to make my own hat at age 13, and I have been breathing hats since."
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HAT BLOCKS

Renee has shared her ability to make her own blocks. The blocks in the Hat Academy Store are made from an Paulownia timber that will tolerate constant steaming and not…

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DENIESE DENNIS COLLECTION

Deniese has a real love of colour- "My favourite colour is yellow. I look at sunsets and the colours that occur naturally in the environment."

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