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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



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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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Free Gift Card!

To help you create that hat you've been dreaming up, receive a $20 millinery supplies Gift Card from House Of Adorn with any course order. Valid until 31/3/20, limit one per customer.

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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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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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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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Hat Academy Subscription

Introducing Hat Academy Studio, learning the Millinery Essentials is at its best value. Convenient, instant access to a extensive 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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