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CHECK OUT: HAT HINTS COLLECTION

Before designing your next hat or headpiece check out the collection of Hat Hints for technical and styling techniques!

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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 BLOCKS: FLAT TIP PILLBOX CROWN HAT BLOCK

Suitable for pillbox hats or tailored styles. Wooden Hat Block 9cm high. Made from durable light weight, easy pin straight grained Milkwood, made to order.
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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 Classes: CREATIVE CROWN METHODS

Be taught millinery secrets to add detail to your crowns plus includes how to make a crown pattern from your block.
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Hat Classes: 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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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 CLASSES: ADVANCED

This lesson bundle is based on your knowledge from previous lessons or experience and enables you to experiment

with new shapes & combinations of straws and fabrics to make a range of exciting contemporary headwear for your

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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 Classes: Binding with variety

Extra wide bindings give your hat a 60's styling. There is an easy solution to create a perfect wide bind. Pick up all the tips in this lesson.
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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 Classes: BRIMS - PLEAT, INLAY, DROOP

Designing is all about additions & subtractions in this lesson we learn how to add spots, pleats and give a straight droop brim a new shape.
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Hat block collection on sale

Paris Kyne has on offer a range of wooden hat blocks from the collection of William Beale/Mr. Individual who was a way famous Australian Milliner working from the 50's to the late 80's. When he died Paris purchased his entire hat block collection of approximately 500 pieces. Since then he has been using them…

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STORE: PILLBOX MINI HAT BLOCK

Perfect block for a vintage style hat! Sloped edge block for smaller version of a pillbox. Basic brim block for narrow or wide brims with slight droop. Wooden Hat Block 17cm x 7cm. Made from durable light weight, easy pin straight grained Milkwood.

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Hat Classes: Leaf Trims

In this lesson you learn how to make leaves in 14 different ways. Leaves can be added to a trim with flowers or without. Learn how to wire leaves you make from sinamay, pari, silk organza or printed fabric to create a 3D effect.

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Discussion: Hat quotes

This discussion is a little old hat but I am going to take off my hat to all the wonderful mad hatters here in Hat Academy... What is your favourite hat quotes or sayings?
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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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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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