Featured Blog Posts – December 2013 Archive (20)

Merry Christmas

To all students and members of Hat Academy thank you for being so much part of our millinery world this year. Thank you for your friendship, your participation in HatAcademy and the opportunity to serve you. We hope you find love joy and peace this festive season. Have a Merry Christmas and a Hatty New year!

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REWIND: HEADLINES COMPETITION WINNERS

Congratulations to everyone who entered the Button Block Competition at Hats Off to Brisbane! Find out the winners and read the judges comments.

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THE SPINDLE: MARGARET GILL

Bring together a team of seven multi-talented Australian milliners and what is the result? Fabulous headwear for "The Great Gatsby"! We chat with Sydney milliner, Margaret Gill – one of the costume milliners, about her once in a lifetime opportunity to fulfil a milliner's dream.
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CHECK OUT: TESTIMONIALS

What are the Hat Academy students saying...
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SUPPLIES: FOLDED FLAT OPEN ROSE

These artistic silk roses each feature three folded petals amidst its center, creating a unique look amongst standard roses. Complete with silk leaves and stamens, this flower is perfect for fascinator use or even as a hair adornment on its own.…

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MILLINER: FASCINATION

A fascination with millinery has lead to Rebecca Molloy’s label “RM Fascination”. This fabric covered cocktail hat was especially commissioned for the wedding guest who attended a recent UK wedding. The hat certainly adds sparkle to the complete ensemble.  …

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ALBUM: BETSY HATTER

This collection from Betsy Hatter displays a range of their vintage inspired handmade headwear. Which is your favourite?

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HAT HINTS - ATTACHING COMBS

Attaching a comb securely to your fascinator or headpiece is vital. There is nothing more embarrassing than a dislodged comb resulting in a unhappy client. Pick up tips for attaching your combs.
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SUPPLIES: DHARMA FIBRE REACTIVE DYE POWDER

Fibre reactive dyes are best utilized for natural fabrics such as sinamay, abaca, buntal, hemp, rayon or cotton. They are incredibly useful for tie-dying or creating vibrant shades and tones on fabrics. These dyes come in powdered form and require some preparation before use.…

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MILLINER: FLY WITH ME

Amanda Joyner always brings on a smile with her creative & often quirky headpieces. This is one of her new pieces she included in a recent fun shoot. She has found a niche market and has a client base of Runway and Grammy stars. Keep us smiling Amanda.…

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MILLINER: DEB FANNING

In case you have never visited Londonderry, Ireland this hat will give you a glimpse. It has been created by Irish Milliner, Deb Fanning for a competition to depict the culture of this beautiful city. The shape represents the city walls of Derry using sinamay to make the base and city walls. It was covered with tangle…

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HAT CLASSES: MIXED BUNDLES

Select any 10 Lessons and receive a 20% discount! Choose lessons that best suits your requirements or complete your Hat Academy training to further your millinery skills. 
To calculate the discounted cost head to the Mixed Bundle…
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DISCUSSION: MILLINER'S CHRISTMAS LIST?

As we all look forward to the new year and millinery season we all have a few items on our Christmas list. What's on your wish list?
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ALBUM: FRENCH ANTIQUE

Rita McVinnie loves to create cloches from all types of materials. "This was an order for a customer. Navy parasisal, with a silk band, and a lovely French antique feather 'bird', which was the perfect match for her outfit!"

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MILLINERY HOW TO: QUICK TOUR

Learn millinery techniques and increase your how to hat making skills with online video tutorials. Refresh your skills or learn something new.

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ALBUM: SWEETIE

Go backstage with Eileen Healy and take a peep at her sweet themed winning collection for this years York Fashion Week including all your favourites: marshmallows, candyfloss, smarties and liquorice!

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MILLINER: DIANA CAVAGNARO

Diana Cavagnaro of San Diego, USA shared her day at the Del Mar Race Track with all these beautiful girls who are all wearing one of her very glamorous hats. With 30 years experience Diana has consolidated her label and is often featured on covers of high profile magazines. Her tag line is -  “Change your life…. Wear a…

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MILLINER: ANATASIA FREI

When the bride sends you a photograph after her special day you know how much she appreciated all your detailed work in the bridal headpiece just to make her feel “swept off her feet”! Milliner, Anatasia Frei from Zurich, Switzerland always hopes her creations will bring a little more beauty and happiness in this world. The…

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MILLINER: TRADE SHOW SUCCESS

Pam Curtin of Ireland takes every opportunity to showcase her headwear. At the recent National Ploughing Assn Trade Show, Pam’s hats stole the show at the Fashion showings. The models look sensational in their co-ordinated outfits and enjoyed the attention they received at this Agricultural…

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MILLINER: DIANE GRAHAM

Red hatters worldwide will love this hat by ‘Over the Top’ Milliner Diane Graham of Nashville, USA. The ladies in the Red Hat Society around the world have embraced hats & headpieces as part of every social occasion. No matter what your age everyone has time to smile, laugh and enjoy each others company at every…

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