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Hat Classes: FABRIC COVERED DOME CROWN

Learn how to attach & finish off the edge, ready to add the brim to complete your hat style. A well fitted covering over a dome crown is best achieved if made in three pieces using silk fabric. Taking measurements from your block you learn to draft a pattern in three pieces to fit closely to the buckram shape you have made. …

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Advanced Lessons Bundle

The Advanced Bundle is especially designed for those wanting to learn techniques out of the ordinary. Includes the opportunity to learn sculpturing to create Hatinators that stand out in the crowd plus it is a mix of traditional vintage methods like pillbox construction. With 7 1/2 hrs of tuition it is full of practical Millinery tips…

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Hat Classes: Insert leaves

Learn how to accomplish inserting decorative shapes in contrast colours into the straw brim. Unique additions to an otherwise plain piece will make your hat stand out in the crowd.
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Hat Classes: FABRIC COVERED FLAT CROWNS

The use of fabric due to huge variety available will give you a marketing edge. Learn how to make a template from your block to make the pattern for the foundation and fabric covering.
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Hat Classes: Felt Flowers

Be taught how to add elegance to your felt hat creations with these trim techniques. Due to the nature of felt with no weave it lends itself easily to reshaping & embellishing to make trims from scraps. Create flowers curled loops & bows even add stitching.
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MAKE YOUR OWN KENTUCKY DERBY HATS

With the Kentucky Derby at our heels, is your headwear ready? The Derby hat or Bowler hat is one of the most easily recognised hats with its turned up narrow brim. Brims are not meant to be boring but rather so creative to give the total hat a new exciting appeal. The Intermediate Level Bundle is stacked with concepts & techniques to give every brim a new dimension whether by…

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Learn to bind with satin or silk

Binding your brim is the first stage to add design to your hat. Learn to bind with satin or silk. Next add a fine piping to add more style. Lets widen the bind but keep it so flat & even. Learn the how to achieve a fine finish in all these variations, with a perfect join in two different ways.
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Hat Classes: Fabric Feathers

Learn the technique in Lesson 9, Redesign Feathers, on how to make your own feathers from fabric to co-ordinate with a clients outfit or your
own styling.
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How to make fascinators

Fascinator and headpieces can be made in different shapes using different components. All the techniques are explained in detail plus tips to trim & line your headpiece will give a quality finish.
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Hat Classes: PATCHWORK

Overlaying your sinamay straw with extra colour & fabric will make your hat or headpiece a one off as you apply individual creativity. Learn how to give these extras the perfect finish with the use of braid petit purl or rayon braid.
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Hat Classes: Buckram & Fabric

Learn three different fabric covering techniques in this lesson. Buckram has been a favourite for milliners for decades but currently with fashion interest in vintage look dome crowns everyone wants to learn how to cover the crown using fabric.
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Hat Classes: Reshape Feathers

Learn how to transform biot feathers to add dimension and give style to a trim. Check out more feather techniques in Feather Trim Shaping lesson.
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Back to Basics: Crowns Simply

This skill is a must as it is the foundation of shaping headpieces for all styles of millinery. Learn how to steam & shape straw to mould around the block then finish off the crown edge to retain the sizing.
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HAT HINTS: BALANCING TEXTURE

Visual texture holds more interest for the eye than does a smooth, unrelieved surface. We need to add texture in the trim to keep the textural balance to please the observers eye.
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Feather Flowers

Learn how to create Feather Flowers and several other creative feather techniques.

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NEW LESSON BUNDLES!

Great new way to Learn Millinery with Bundles!

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Choose either Beginners, Intermediate or Advanced Level. Receive up to 13hrs of comprehensive Video Tuition which you can recap as you need to, allowing you to master these techniques.

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Hat Classes: Felt Trims

Add elegance to your felt hat creations with these trim techniques. Due to the nature of felt with no weave it lends itself easily to reshaping & embellishing to make trims from scraps. Create leaves, flowers curled loops & bows even add stitching.
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Hat Classes: BOWS AS TRIM

After completing this lesson you will rethink the bow and add your own creative ideas to a classic trim style. Give a basic bow a twist or double knot it for trim variety. Create sinamay bows or soft organza and lace bows. Add a buzz to your trim by adding a bow with any of the 10 bows in this lesson.

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Hat Classes: COCKTAIL HATS

Learn how to create and trim striking Cocktail Hats to turn heads at the races plus add a popular style technique to your millinery know-how.



Cocktail hats became popular in 30s & 40s when times were difficult but have had a recent vintage revival. Once you have made basic shape you learn how to block & cover with silk and other fabrics. Sinamay cocktails are…

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HAT LESSON: CUT & CURL BRIMS

Lets be daring and cut into the brim shape to enable us to reshape by twisting & twirling. This lesson will give you a great opportunity to make it an individual design. With the changes you are given tips for wiring & binding. Dare to reinvent a boring brim!
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