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New: Stitched Berets Lesson

Create a chic beret with your favourite fabric and custom finish. Master stitching consistently as you learn from tutor Elaine Mergard, sharing this versatile vintage technique from the 60’s.

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Free Millinery Resource

Tap into an extensive millinery resource, essential knowledge and inspiration in one place! Available free to all members.
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Behind the Hat: Souri Sengdara

Congratulations to Milliner, Souri Sengdara of 'Velvet & Tonic Millinery’, on receiving the top honour of First Place in the recent Millinery Design Award at the Melbourne Cup 2022. Souri's love affair with headwear all started when she attended a race meeting 20 years ago and then dared herself to enter Fashions on the Field wearing her own creation. Each piece she fashions…

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The Lillian Frank Millinery Award Finalists

Congrats to all entrants in the Lillian Frank AM MBE Millinery Award. Milliners celebrated diversity in their headwear concept through to the millinery components and techniques. Take a look at this year's amazing finalist entries.…



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Behind The Hat: Nicole Cumberland

When 'Magic Happens' all is revealed. Congrats to Nicole Cumberland who received First Place in the recent Millinery Australia Student Design Awards 2022. Nicole has us us all entranced with her Top Hat Magicians creation “Hoodwink.” All is revealed with one touch of the tip of the crown! Her execution of this hat and finish inside and out…

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Hattember 2022

Hattember 2022 has once again been a resounding success, with over 60 entrants from across the world - including Romania, Sweden, the UK, the US and all states of Australia. In each of the three categories this year – Millinery, Novice Millinery and Modern Revival – Hatters Millinery Supplies send a curated bag of materials to each entrant that challenges the entrants to create a…

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Designing For The Runway

Every Milliner dreams about seeing their hats and headpieces gracing the fashion runway locally or internationally. Such a great goal to work towards considering the exposure it brings to your label and branding. Discover the preparations and work needed as Milliner, Caren Lee shares her journey to runway prominence in 2022.



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Contemporary Tailored Hats Course

Redesign classic fabric hats into a signature collection under the direction of Liza Stedman.

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Leather Roses Live Lesson

Create a leather rose to adorn your hats or headpieces with Millinery Tutor, Sophie Allport.
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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.…

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Behind The Hat: Lauren Ritchie

The ‘Counter Balance’ challenge for the Millinery Australia '2022 Millinery Design Award Competition’ was embraced by…

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Royal Ascot Adventure

Relive the excitement of Royal Ascot 2022 through the eyes of Melbourne milliner Angela Menz with all the colour, the fashion and the amazing HATS…

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Kylie Heagney Interview

With a family background in the racing industry, Brisbane based milliner Kylie Heagny was initially captivated by the magnificent array of headwear at the races. Having a background in floristry, millinery was a natural progression. Her eye for fine detail and finish sets her work apart.

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Interview: Sandy Aslett

Australian Milliner Sandy Aslett is surrounded by the idyllic lifestyle setting on the Sunshine Coast, Queensland. Her personal styling reflects her love for life and fashion, from classic designs to eye catching avant-garde originals all with a perfect finish.



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Behind The Hat: Iliana Hristova

For Milliner Iliana Hristova, her Second Prize placing in the recent Mad Hatter 2022 Competition means everything. It has given her renewed confidence and inspiration to set new goals with her range of skills she has mastered in the last three years. Enjoy her journey in millinery.

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Hat Chat: Noeleen Millinery

With a keen eye for design and a burning passion for headwear, Milliner Noeleen Kish embraces these times of change as she re-establishes her business to the other side of the world.



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As a creative person, I love how millinery enables me to be creative on a small scale with each individual project totally different…

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Behind The Hat: Chris Mullane

Although the prizes given in Millinery Competitions are always a draw card, the real gain for entering a competition is the challenge to extend your skills to define what you thought you could never achieve. Milliner Chris Mullane rose to this challenge for the Millinery Award 2021 taking inspiration from a recent holiday.

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Maree Starkey Interview

Creative expression in fashion can take many forms. For Maree Starkey, millinery was a natural progression after many years working in interior and couture bridal design. 



What sparked your interest in millinery?


After many years of Dressmaking and Interior Design I started making Bespoke Bridal and Evening wear. I decided to do a…

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New: Studio+

Make every day creative.

As a Studio+ member you'll receive online learning, a hat store, discounted supplies and more.

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Introducing Hatporium



Introducing Hatporium, a hat lovers destination for original headwear.


 

To help milliners grow their business we have developed Hatporium, a creative online store to buy and sell millinery. 

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