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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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Hat Classes: subscriptions

Monthly Subscriptions to suit to your budget and allow you to work at your pace. Subscriptions give you the opportunity to compete all lessons from basics to advanced plus you will be given 30% discount off the listed price!

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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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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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Approaching Photographers

Looking for photography for your millinery business but do not have the funds? Monika Neuhauser shares how she organised a photo shoot free of charge!

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BUTTON HAT BLOCK

The Button Block is perfect for modern fascinator and cocktail hat styles. Like all the "Basic Block" range it is made from seasoned Milkwood that is durable & easily pinable. Can be used for buckram, felt, sisals or sinamay to create this popular style.
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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
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WIN A HAT BLOCK!

Post a photo of your most loved block & write why it is your favourite and win a Button Block!
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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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EYE CARE AS MILLINERS

It is essential to maintain good lighting conditions as we work closely with our hat creations especially when hand stitching darker colours. This Adjustable Bench Light is perfect as it has a bright, energy saving tricolour powder fluorescent tube.
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