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New Distressed Felt Hats Course

Learn how to make contemporary Felt Hats as you freely hand mould the desired shape and distress to give your hats a true personality. 
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BOATER HATS COURSE

Capture Sophie Allport's passion for leather in your own millinery styling as you learn new techniques for modern materials.
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Theatrical Millinery With Margaret Gill

For Master Milliner, Margaret Gill an opportunity was given to diversify from Fashion Millinery to Theatrical Work. Read about the challenges and delight she experienced with this transition.



Almost 16 years ago you made the transition from Fashion Millinery to Theatrical Millinery. Milliners around the world dream of making such a change. What proved to be your…

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Behind The Hat: Cynthia Jones-Bryson

Congratulations to Cynthia Jones-Bryson who received the Top Award in the coveted Melbourne Oaks Day Millinery Award 2019, with this strikingly beautiful hat. As a second time winner of this Millinery Award, Cynthia is an affirmed master of feather finesse with her millinery styling.

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New Course: Buntal Trims

Manipulate robust buntal straw to create showstopping trims with a concealed sinamay edge on a blocked buntal beret.
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THE SPINDLE: HAT BLOCKS AUSTRALIA

"My visit to “Hat Blocks Australia" by Ruth Connor.

Recently my husband and I planned a trip to Adelaide in South Australia, and I thought this might be the perfect opportunity to drop in on Darryll and Renee, the warm and amazing couple who make up Hat Blocks Australia.

We found Hat Blocks Australia in a sparsely populated area just outside…

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Christopher Julian Garner Interview

UK Milliner Christopher Garner has the ability to create headwear that is delightfully demure or fantastically whimsical, all of which delight the beholder. 

What do you love most about Millinery?

There are so many things that I love most about millinery so this is such a difficult question to answer (laughs out loud). I love the…

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MILLINERY BOOKS

When... and if we get a spare hour or two to sit back and relax who doesn't love to pick up a good book and have a read! Especially when it's about Millinery. Here we look at a few wonderful books sure tempt and satisfy the Milliner in all of us.…

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Behind The Hat: Angela Menz

Very few milliners are given the chance to exhibit their headwear in a National Museum. Melbourne milliner and designer Angela Menz was so excited to be asked to exhibit her creation, rewarding her for her passion for Fashion on the Field. 

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How did the Winx outfit idea develop?

Winx was racing at…

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Milliner: Amy Jo Traylor

Amy Jo Traylor of Florida, US is on a mission to see women wearing hats. Like many milliners she started making for herself and soon people were asking, “Where did you get that Fantastic hat from?” ….and so she established her business 'Amy Jo Original Hats’  in 2014. Her love of colour and bold trims and…

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M&S Schmalberg Interview

Adam Brand is known globally as 'The Flower Man' and rightfully so as he manages the family business in New York to produce the most exquisite flowers to adorn milliners headwear and fashion designers creations. …
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Hat Hints with Louise Macdonald

Spend time with Master Milliner and International Educator Louise Macdonald and gain practical hat making tips gained from 25+ years in the Millinery industry.
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Ana Pribylova Interview

'Ana Bella Millinery' is now a well recognized brand globally, with a defining signature styling that readily catches the eye of judges and the media. Discover Ana Pribylova's millinery journey from small beginnings in Australia to featured in the Royal Ascott Style Guide.



What do you love most about Millinery?


I love that there are so many different facets of…

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Behind The Hat: Louise Macdonald

Master Milliner and Educator, Louise Macdonald shares the inspiring process to create this magnificent hat that reached the Finals of the Oaks Day Millinery Award 2017. There is always a fascinating story behind the hat.

Photo: Richard Shaw



All your hats have an imaginative title, what did you label…

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Milliner: Isobel Robinson

Isobel Robinson is the tireless milliner behind the label 'Lillibets Millinery' in West Yorkshire, UK. She commenced her creative journey making unique jewellery but once she discovered the synergy between jewellery and millinery she took the courageous step away from her corporate job to venture full-time into this wonderful world of never ending creativity.



Most of her headwear or jewellery is…

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MILLINERY PRODUCT PHOTOGRAPHY

Product photography is the final step in bringing your beautiful creations to life, yet it can all to often be the last thing we think about and it can often make or break how we show the world our beautiful pieces of art.  

We have all seen the covers of glossy magazines, with models wearing elaborate makeup, sleek hairstyles and designer dresses and while we would…

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KRISTIN SILVERMAN INTERVIEW

Kristin Silverman started millinery out of a personal love of wearing hats. With a passion for yesteryear styling she has embraced the saying “study the past if you would define your future”. 



How you would describe your designs?


I like to say my style is vintage-inspired hats for everyday wear.

What is your ideal…

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New Classic Buntal Brims Course

Create elegant wide brimmed hats by shaping woven buntal straw without the need of hat blocks.
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Setting Up A Market Stand To Sell Headwear

Photo: Brenda Lui

Preparing for a Market stand to sell your headwear can be daunting. This guide gives you simple ideas to help you display your merchandise and connect effectively with your…

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Which stiffener should I use?

Experiment to find what is best for you and what is available depending on where you live. Following are a few tips and suggestions you can use use on felts or straws or fabric, but always experiment and test firstly. Please take care in handling all stiffeners, refer to manufacturer safety information for potential hazards and first aid measures.

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