All Blog Posts Tagged 'how to make a hat' (25)

HAT CLASSES: BUCKRAM WITH FABRIC

Mastering the inclusion of fabric will enable you to create  hats to co-ordinate with a clients outfits.  It allows you to create one off styles as there is a greater range of pattern & texture. Lesson 17 features the use of buckram with fabric, this class gives you unlimited possibilities.…

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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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STEPHEN JONES STUDIO VISIT

Stephen Jones shares how his clients have influenced his designing adding lightness, freshness, fantasy & elegance and chats why he'd love to craft a hat for Michelle Obama. Enjoy the latest from Stephen Jones on this video

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COCKTAIL HEADPIECES

Lynda has shared some of her pieces this week in PinBoard. Our favourite is this …

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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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BLOCKING FELT IN NEW YORK

In this video you will note some commercial methods of felt hat construction. The Milliner is using String instead of elastic – this was the system years ago before elastic was available. Vintage blocks often have a shallow gutter at base for this purpose.…

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THE ROYAL ASCOT

The official campaign images for Royal Ascot 2012 celebrate classic British style and feature hourglass gowns and domed hats by Stephen Jones, inspired by the glamour of 1950's Dior Haute couture.



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THE ROYAL ASCOT

2012 was declared "The Year of the Hat" by renowned Milliner Stephen Jones. "If a woman wears a hat, she always gets served first, she always has the door held open for her. It's extraordinary."

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MY HAT SHOP

You can now sell your hats through Hat Academy. Simply log in to your profile, click edit on the "My Store" box and add information, photos, videos about your millinery business. Great to promote your website, Etsy store or…

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FEDORA HOMECOMING

The Fedora hat first appeared in late 1880s and was worn as a symbol of wealth. In the 1940s, gangster movies featured in fedoras, & the hat took on a different meaning. The Fashion catwalks are embracing the fedora for women's wear but…

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VINTAGE BRAID MACHINES

Hat Academy member Rose gives us a look at her Vintage braid machines collection, made 100+ yrs ago and still in working order. Rose has also shared photos of her hats which are Buckram based and she certainly…

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THE QUEEN AND I

The Queen's Diamond Jubilee Celebration took place this week with an array of beautiful hats on display. The queens milliner, Rachel Trevor-Morgan, reveals the secret to designing the perfect hat for Her Majesty.

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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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Vintage Style Icon

The actress Doris Day was well know for her on screen romantic comedies in the 50s and 60s. Just as famous were the Swiss straw headwear creations she wore in some of her lead acting roles.

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Fedora homecoming

Milan Fashion Week 2012.  Giorgio Armani adds Fedoras to the Catwalk. It was hats, hats and more hats at the Giorgio Armani's runway show at 2012 Milan Fashion Week.

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Panama origins

Panama Hats are not as popular as they were in the 1950/60 era but they are still hand made in the traditional fashion. Made from the plaited leaves of the toquilla straw plant and woven by hand.

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Felt Facts

The Felt Hood in unblocked form has been pressed and manipulated in a centuries-old process using heat, water, and pressure to create the strongest, smoothest, most water-resistant natural fabric known.

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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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