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HAT HINTS - HIDE WIRED EDGE

Wire is essential in millinery to give & maintain shape but we need to hide the wire for a good finish. If you do not want bulk of binding this great hint is a simple solution.
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HOW DO I MAKE A HAT - SPOT GLUEING

Couture Millinery involves much hand stitching but to save time even the best do a little spot glueing very discreetly. To avoid glue everywhere follow this procedure.
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HAT HINTS: TRIM BALANCE

Learn how to trim your hat with perfect balance.
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HAT HINTS - ATTACHING COMBS

Attaching a comb securely to your fascinator or headpiece is vital. There is nothing more embarrassing than a dislodged comb resulting in a unhappy client. Pick up tips for attaching your combs.
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Hat Hints - Testing Hat Style

It is vital your Hat or Headpiece looks as good on the head as it does on the poupee. If displayed in a store and it does not attract a customer you need to rethink the trim but if it looks great on poupee but unattractive on the head of customer you have lost a sale. Test drive your headwear on your head or preferably another person so you can look at it critically and make necessary adjustments before you offer it for sale.…

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HAT HINTS - FABRIC THREAD DIRECTION

Always check the thread quality in your fabric. If the weft thread which goes from weft to right is thicker than the Warp thread how do I position the fabric on the crown or brim?
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HAT HINTS: LINING ADVICE

A neat finish which includes an internal lining and headband are essential for your Couture headwear - it helps to set your work apart from imported pieces.
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HAT HINTS: PILLBOX ETIQUETTE

How best to wear a Pillbox hat? Elaine shares a couple of pointers.
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HAT HINTS: TRIM FOCUS

When designing your trim for hat or headpiece always lead the eye to a focal point.
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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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HAT HINTS: BLOCKING FELT PREPARATION

Block preparation is essential to prevent any staining from wood plus ensures the felt hat has a perfectly smooth finish.
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HAT HINTS - MATCHING FABRIC

Combining customers fabric with headwear makes a statement - "I have been to a Milliner for this Hat." As a Milliner set some boundaries - pick up a practical tip here.
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HAT HINTS - VINTAGE MILLINERY INSPIRATION

"There is nothing new under the sun but there are lots of old things we do not know." Fashion is like a wheel it just keeps turning & returning. Enjoy a glimpse from the 60's.
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HAT HINTS - WORKING WITH PUZZLE BLOCKS

Puzzle blocks or five piece blocks are used when blocking berets and mad hatter crowns. The collar area is smaller than the width of the top of crown. To pull block out of blocked hat we need to remove block in stages. To ensure easy removal of five pieces here is a simple tip.
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