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Hat Classes: Loops as trim

Loops & twirls add movement to the trim but they need to be strengthened to retain form. All the techniques are included in this lesson as well as how to create straw loops.
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Hat Classes: Advanced Bundles

Release your talent and excel your millinery creativity by learning with the Advanced Bundle plus receive a 20% Discount! With over seven hours of tuition learn an array of contemporary millinery techniques to add to your portfolio of hat making skills.

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Hat Classes: DOUBLE BRIMS

Learn how doubling your brim will add new millinery concepts especially if you use contrasting colours. All the practical tips are shared in this lesson.
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Hat Classes: Gatsby Cocktail Hats

Learn how to create and trim striking cocktail hats sure to turn heads at a Gatsby party plus add a popular style technique to your millinery know-how.
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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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Hat Class Basics: CONNECTING & BANDING

Learn two different methods to attach your crown to the brim to complete the hat. The join must be covered with a band which can be designed in a variety of ways to add to the hat trim. Finally learn how to shape the sweat band for the internal finish.
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Feather Flowers

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

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HAT CLASSES - WORKING WITH LOOPS

Loops & twirls add movement to the trim but they need to be strengthened to retain form All the techniques are included in this lesson as well as how to create straw loops.
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HAT CLASSES - COVERED DOME CROWNS

Learn how to cover small dome crown in silk using 3 piece pattern, fit the panels together on the buckram base.
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HAT CLASS HINTS - TRIM FOCUS

When designing your trim for hat or headpiece always lead the eye to a focal point. The eye will then move beyond that to view detail of your trim and assess the personality of the hat or headpiece. This is an important stage to market your creation.
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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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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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