Hat Academy's Blog Posts Tagged 'vintage' (9)

ALBUM: 1920S STYLE

Fashion designer who has crossed over into accessory and millinery design, Crazy Teapot shares this 1920s style Guipure lace headpiece with silk flowers and swarovski crystals.

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ALBUM: ICARUS MOURNING

This percher hat from Isabelle Nguyen is made from a variety of vintage materials. Black wool hand blocked hat base, 1930s feathered bird ornament, 1930s silk spider web patterned veiling, 1950s cotton spun cotton cherries from Germany, and 1950s black rose leaves from Germany.…

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Cloche Encounters

Rita McVinnie has added more styles to her Hat Academy profile which includes her new look website. She has a  range of styles, heavily influenced by 1920's fashion and the flapper era. If you find yourself taken by the wardrobe and costumes of Downton Abbey then these hats are sure to appeal to your taste.

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HOT SPOTS

So reminiscent of the 1960s is the combination of spots and lace. Milliner Deborah Thompson has many happy customers for her unique fascinators.



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BLOCK ADDICTS



Bridget Early shares: If you love looking at hat blocks for inspiration and historical appreciation this web page is for you. There are some amazing blocks in this collection of photos.

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Hats at St Andrews

Stay warm wearing this moulded felt cloche while putting at the famous St Andrews golf course. A short distance away you will discover the Millinery studio of Rita McVinnie with her treasure trove of French Vintage trims. Every hat is created with love & something French.…

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ENHANCE WITH EMBROIDERY

Hand Embroidery is often a feature on Vintage Hats. Machine Embroidery developed during the Industrial Revolution. Free Embroidery is the next level and allows you to design without regard to the weave of the underlying fabric. Check out Lesson 12 to add texture and colour to plain sinamay to create a new design…

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SWISS STRAW

Vintage Swiss straw of the 1950's was so intricately woven to give the look of lace. Elaines granddaughter models a hat made from vintage Swiss Straw. It is still manufactured in Switzerland but mostly in the woven style. Check out Swiss Braids…

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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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