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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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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.

All your hats have an imaginative title, what have you labelled this…

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MILLINERY AWARD 2019

Discover the creativity from the finalists of the 2019 Millinery Award.

Congratulations to @cynthiajonesbrysonmilliner for winning The Myer Millinery Award. 2nd…

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NEW MILLINERY BUSINESS SERIES

This course draws on millinery industry experience to provide clear steps on how to start or grow your millinery business.

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Millinery Design Award: Ian Bennett Interview

UK Milliner Ian Bennett was applauded by milliners, racegoers and the judges as his headpiece “Fireworks" took out the Millinery Award on Oaks Day, during the 2016 Spring Racing Carnival at Flemington, Melbourne, Australia.

Congratulations on your sensational multicoloured headpiece, ‘Fireworks’ which took out the Millinery Design Award…

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DIY MILLINERY STUDIO

Discover how the talented Bec Bayss transformed her old garage into a super millinery studio.

If something’s broken, you fix it right? Well not exactly broken but more like not working was how I used to describe my millinery workspace which was actually my kitchen island bench. A…

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Swiss Straw Course

New to Hat Academy Studio subscription. Learn how to work with with Swiss braids to create contemporary or vintage millinery styles including Pillbox, Cloche, Dior and Boater Hats.

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Fashions On The Field Favourites

Be inspired by this collection of interviews with Fashions On The Filed ambassadors. Including advice for budding entrants and suggestions for milliners about FOTF competitions.

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Millinery Photoshoot Guide

What does it take to prepare for a millinery collection photoshoot? Discover how Cessiah Alice Millinery brought it all to fruition.

Photos by Cessiah Alice Millinery. Behind the scenes photos by Rebecca Mira Photography.

Make-up time with the very talented local Sophie McDermott…

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French Flower Making Course

Flowers are a favoured trim for headwear. This set of techniques will teach you how to tool silk and create your own French Flowers. All patterns are included in this course plus a detailed lesson on fabric stiffening. Now included with Hat Academy Studio subscription.

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Milliner: Tara Kay

Tara Kay of Newcastle, Australia has always been creative so millinery was a natural transition alongside her love of fashion. Mastering new techniques through Hat Academy millinery courses has given her fresh opportunities to extend her styling and love of colour in all her Headwear. Browse through the latest collection from…

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Elisabeth Koch Interview

Elisabeth Koch chats about pursuing a millinery business in China and the challenges involved.

What do you love most about Millinery?

How visible this art form is.

How did you get into Millinery?

I always loved making things from as far back as I can remember. Clothes, furniture, houses for my Barbie dolls, to a…

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Essential Classes For Less

Now included with the new Hat Academy Studio, learning the Millinery Essentials is at its best value. Convenient, instant access to a huge library of hat making skills will to help you succeed on your millinery journey. Join tutor and master milliner Elaine Mergard today!

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FOTF: CRYSTAL KIMBER INTERVIEW

Crystal Kimber is everything that Fashion On The Field is all about, style, elegance and grace. Crystal's love affair with FOTF has taken her overseas, brought her closer to her mother and given her friends for life. Here we chat with Crystal about her experience in FOTF, her inspiration and of course her favourite milliners! 
 
What made you get into…
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Hat Academy Studio

We are excited to announce our subscription service is now available! Access a collection of Hat Academy courses with monthly releases to help develop your creative skills. Commencing this month with the Millinery Essentials Course.

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Behind The Hat: Emma Files

Congratulations to Emma Files for receiving First Runner-up in the Millinery Association of Australia Student Design 2019 Competition. Discover the workings behind her her amazing "Urban Landscape" creation.



The title for the Design Award was 'Urban…

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Milliner: Amy Fowler

Amy Fowler's success as a milliner and US Millinery Supplier, "Humbold Haberdashery” has stood her in good stead as an eCommerce Business mentor in her region of McKinleyville, California. Receiving her 'Certificate of Completion' through Hat Academy gave her added skills to venture further with the art of millinery. The originality of her work has astounded many with entries in international competitions. “I…

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JLo Concert Headpieces

Master Milliner and Hat Academy Tutor, Rebecca Share, never imagined in her wildest dreams that one day her headwear would be worn on stage by twenty plus performers for a major US production tour with superstar JLo. To make the most of the experience she flew to Las Vegas for the performance. Her Veiled Crowns have captivated the world, learn the fundamentals for this style in her…

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The Portrait Kitchen

Gemma Holley Millinery

Hi Jon could you tell us a bit about The Portrait Kitchen?

We are a husband and wife portrait service. Jon is the photographer and Anjee manages our clients and provides input around styling. We used to hire studio space but one day decided to run…

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Hat Week Australia 2019

Hat Week Australia first took place in 2018 to a resounding success. This year, HWA returns from the 5th-14th July. The week will be filled with new and exciting workshops from some of the most aspiring Milliners in Australia.



In addition to the workshops, there will also be other demonstrations, social functions and fun events (such as bus trips,…
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