Hat Academy's Blog Posts Tagged 'resource' (106)

Discussion: Hatters Anonymous

Hat Lovers & Hat makers can be so obsessed with hats they can be addicted! The family is tired of our hats & junk all over dining table , pins in the carpet, mum always has her head in a hat, they say you embarrass me with your hat on…but we love them soo much. Maybe we need to ensure some personal management and balance in our life as no such thing as Hats-Anon. Do you have any…

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Hat Classes: Buckram & Fabric

Learn three different fabric covering techniques in this lesson. Buckram has been a favourite for milliners for decades but currently with fashion interest in vintage look dome crowns everyone wants to learn how to cover the crown using fabric.
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A COLOUR WHEEL IN VELOUR FELT

Velour Felt hoods are wonderful to work with especially if you are a beginner.They shape easily and give you a perfect finish with a soft luxurious velvet feel. Check out the Finest quality fur felt hoods from Hatters Millinery…

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Hat Classes: Reshape Feathers

Learn how to transform biot feathers to add dimension and give style to a trim. Check out more feather techniques in Feather Trim Shaping lesson.
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Back to Basics: Crowns Simply

This skill is a must as it is the foundation of shaping headpieces for all styles of millinery. Learn how to steam & shape straw to mould around the block then finish off the crown edge to retain the sizing.
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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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SURVIVING HAT MAKING DEADLINES?

How do you survive the deadline rush for hats a few weeks before Derby Day, Royal Ascot or Melbourne Cup?
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FAVOURITE MILLINERY MATERIAL?

Which is your favourite millinery material to work with & why do you love it?
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COLOURED PEACOCK

A kaleidoscope of colour is available in this range of beautiful dyed peacock feathers available from The Feather Shop. This fine feather curls and twists readily to add height and…

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NEW: Millinery Events

Hosting your own, or know of any upcoming millinery events? Take a browse or share on our new Events page. Find Events under the Community tab.
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STORE: 10% DISCOUNT

To celebrate our new look and mobile Hat Academy Store, for this week only we are offering 10% discount on all items! Simply add the Discount code "ha03" on checkout!

Worldwide shipping. Offer ends 24/03/13

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DISCUSSION: PRESS IN MAGAZINES

Gemma asks "what is the best way to get good press?"
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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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NEW LESSON BUNDLES!

Great new way to Learn Millinery with Bundles!

Select & Save. 

Choose either Beginners, Intermediate or Advanced Level. Receive up to 13hrs of comprehensive Video Tuition which you can recap as you need to, allowing you to master these techniques.

All bundles include online assistance plus meet once a week via webcam…

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Delicious Disc Hat Block

Creates a curved disc hat. Crown shape included sits easily on head. Made from durable light weight, easy pin straight grained Milkwood.
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Hat Classes: Felt Trims

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 leaves, flowers curled loops & bows even add stitching.
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Hat Classes: BOWS AS TRIM

After completing this lesson you will rethink the bow and add your own creative ideas to a classic trim style. Give a basic bow a twist or double knot it for trim variety. Create sinamay bows or soft organza and lace bows. Add a buzz to your trim by adding a bow with any of the 10 bows in this lesson.

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Hat Classes: COCKTAIL HATS

Learn how to create and trim striking Cocktail Hats to turn heads at the races plus add a popular style technique to your millinery know-how.



Cocktail hats became popular in 30s & 40s when times were difficult but have had a recent vintage revival. Once you have made basic shape you learn how to block & cover with silk and other fabrics. Sinamay cocktails are…

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UNIQUE FEATHERS

QuillAnaros artist Ellen loves her birds & has been caring for birds for 35years. Creating exquisite marbled feathers has been her artistic outcome. These feathers give each hat or headpiece a uniqueness as no feather is exactly the same – a kaleidoscope of colour!

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HAT LESSON: 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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