Hat Academy's Blog – March 2013 Archive (39)

Happy Easter

Happy Easter to Zara & all our Hat Academy friends. Zara loves to watch her mum Bellinda create her bespoke headwear in her studio in Toowoomba, Australia so creating her own Easter Bonnet for the school Parade  was a natural outcome for this young milliner of the…

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VINTAGE VOGUE

Living in the countryside of Italy has given refreshing inspiration for Costume Technician, Mojio. She has been creating in fabric & thread since the age of five – no wonder her folio covers sewing construction, pattern making, tailoring, mask making, dyeing, beading as well as Millinery. This cigarette girl cap is reminiscent of the small pillbox worn by girls who sold cigarettes to…

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K.I.S.S. CONCEPT

"Keep It Styled Simply " is the key to Eileen Healeys millinery creations under her label "Oh Designs". From Mellow in Ireland she has developed a demand for her fascinators for brides and racegoers. Each piece simply adds that something special to a look. Eileen, like many fashion students followed on to learn millinery and became totally addicted. Milliners have the most creative job in the…

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Feather Flowers

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

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IN BLOOM

Floral trims are huge trend for Spring/Summer 2013. Polly McGettigan's headwear is in huge demand for catwalks in Dublin. The challenge to co-ordinate a head piece with a garment that is basically leopard print with a floral touch was resolved with a stunning oversized rose in the same shade as printed rose on the outfit. Although the colour & design of the headpiece has a sensational impact the…

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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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CARNIVAL IS NOT OVER

Mum of two small children and with a career in Finance, Traci Ely from Warrnambool, Australia discovered millinery after an apprenticeship in floristry …..and she is hooked! She has found the pathway to allow her creativity to flow. Each cocktail hat with an edgy design, finishes an outfit with style. Observe the precision in the trims of these…

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FROM SMALL BEGINNING

Hat Academy student & at home mum, Diane of Ontario, Canada loves to create & design. She was one of first students to purchase a lesson bundle and continues to learn online she now displays her own unique creativity. This …

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ARMS AND THE MAN

To create a Busby hat you require felt, fur, wool, silk velvet. These were created by Milliner Samantha Haddow for this humorous play written by Sir Bernard Shaw. Based on the Serbo-Bulgarian War of 1885 it takes a comedic view of the futility of war. Attention to detail as seen in these pieces is essential in the art of…

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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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UNLEASHING CREATIVITY FROM WITHIN

Such is the experience of budding New York milliner Timothy Brucato. During his training at the Fashion Institute of Technology he realised that you can exhibit more creativity with hats than you can do when creating bags, clothing or shoes. He loves the drama of…

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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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PIPING PERFECTLY

Sarah Stephens from Dublin loves the way the form of a hat can change as you create it. Her passion is hats but this small cocktail hat displays her fine technique using striped bias…

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MILLINERY IS ART

This is the view of Carla Murley who is a graduate from the Melbourne Fashion Institute and currently mentored by leading Australian milliner, Richard Nylon. This sculptured freeform …

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NEW LESSON BUNDLES!

Great new way to Learn Millinery with Bundles!

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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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FAB FEDORA

Australian milliner Susie Richards from Toowoomba looks great in a Fedora and loves to make them in Felt or Straw for her customers. The addition of silk in contrast colours together with a hand tooled silk rose gives the traditionally mannish Fedora a softer feminine glam appeal.
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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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TRIPLE TREAT

Noella from Texas is a registered nurse by Profession but a passionate Milliner every spare moment. Her label Dee'Vine Kreations soon attracted customers locally & internationally. As a professional makeup artist as well she has a perfect understanding of the use of colour to flatter her clients to complete the image. Her three models look so elegant & classy.

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