All Blog Posts Tagged 'hat classes' (96)

INTERVIEW WITH ELAINE

When Hat Academy's mentor Elaine Mergard is not working on filming new lessons or making hats, she teaches hands on at millinery workshops. Check out this interview with Elaine elaborating on her teaching process.

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ONLINE LEARNING BENEFITS

Convenience, access from a computer or ipad. It's self paced, so you can study at your own pace. Study at any time of the day. Don't have to worry about your location, transport. Fit your study commitments around your…

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FILMING NEW LESSONS

Another hard day in the office working on filming new fascinator and headpiece lessons. Hair done, nails and makeup completed, lights camera action... coffee break!

             

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INVITE FACEBOOK FRIENDS

You can now invite your Facebook friends to join in the hatastic fun on Hat Academy! Simply go to the profile box on the top right and next to Friends click INVITE. From there select the Facebook icon and hit "Find Facebook friends".



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HAT ATTACK

In the hat classes Lesson 7 - Working with feathers, you can learn how to change shape & style of ordinary feathers. Although you may be able to control the behavior of feathers, the behavior of the hat wearer is left to the individual as seen in this video. …

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MADE BY ME

Imagine entering fashion on the field contest and they ask who made your beautiful hat and you say "Me" such has been budding Milliner Carla Hell's experience! If you look this good naturally you are a winner.

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PATCHWORK REVIVAL

Northern Hemisphere Spring & Summer 2012 saw a huge return to the homespun patchwork look with a combination of colours & textures which would normally have no partnership.  Accessories have followed the trend with…

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A HEAD START

Congratulations to New Milliner Diana who was the first student in Hat Academy. Had never made a hat from scratch she has achieved so much in a month. "Thanks, I am having so much fun." Her new found skills will compliment her Vintage Clothing business.…

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Curling feathers

Kerry has mastered the art of curling feathers. The swirl of these feather spines adds so much excitement to the style. Learn how to curl & shape feathers in Lesson 7 & even how to make your own feathers from fabric…

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DENIESE DENNIS COLLECTION

Deniese has a real love of colour- "My favourite colour is yellow. I look at sunsets and the colours that occur naturally in the environment."

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MILLINERY COURSES - LOOPS

When designing a hat or headpiece there is often something missing to complete the overall impact and one of the best additions is a simple loop which adds life, energy and movement to the overall design. Loops are a great background to the trim focus which may be the flower or feather feature. 

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RUFFLE SOME FEATHERS

Distinctive Accessories and Hatters Millinery Supplies have a great variety of feathers in many colours and styles. Check lesson requirements firstly in …

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Fantastic Feathers

Hand made feathers using fabric or straw will enable you to co-ordinate the trim with component of your hat. Watch how to change shape & style of ordinary feathers.

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Binding with Variety

Finishing the edge of your Brim with a binding can be a feature of the final trim by co-ordinating or contrasting fabric or straw.

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Beautiful Bows

Traditional yet timeless, bows can be redesigned as in this photo using the combination of fabric & straw to make a different bow. Check out the bow gallery for more examples.

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Felt Hat making

Felt Hat making is one of my Favourites but living in Sub Tropical Australia limits the demand. I love how steaming the felt allows it to become as pliable as children's Play dough.This is because Felt is a mass of wool and/or fur. It is not woven so it has no resistance to pull & push techniques. The Felt Hood in unblocked form has been pressed and manipulated in a centuries-old…

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