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

FLAPPER FUN

Friends come together to celebrate the era of the flapper each with their own "look."  This was a period of change with women riding bicycles or driving cars and flouting social norms. Lisa Jaynes creations can be described as Modern Vintage with a touch of glamour. All are designed in her…

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NEWS: TUTOR INTERVIEW

Listen to an ABC radio interview with Hat Academy tutor Elaine.
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MILLINER: SIMPLE FASCINATION

Georgia Gleese is known locally in her US town as "The Hat Lady" - such a lovely compliment. Word of mouth marketing is a great way to get the word out there & everyone wants your hats. Georgia's simple fascinator has added extras to make it special – just a little bit of bling and added braid to crinoline swirls. …

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HATBLOCK: COCKTAIL HAT

Small block reminiscent of 1940/50s era perfect for a vintage or Gatsby styled headpiece! Wooden Hat Block 17cm x 14.5cm x 2.5cm. Made from durable light weight, easy pin straight grained Milkwood.
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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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Milliner: STRIKING SPARKLE

Every Bride will love this handcrafted tiara but Gatsby lovers will enjoy it also. Sally-ann Wrights pieces are uniquely designed and handmade with the best quality of materials. Her special skill creating…

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Discussion: Milliner admiration

Which Milliner do you mostly admire and why?
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Milliner: BRIDAL BRILLIANCE

Traditionally every bride peeps behind her veil. Home based Milliner, Wendy Freaney of Texas has come up with an alluring concept using pleated crinoline to create a bridal headpiece with real flair. Her hand made ruffled flower adds a softness to the whole design. Coming soon to Hat Academy, Lessons on all things…

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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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Milliner: Turban Twist

Dublin milliner, Georgina Heffernan has adapted the turban technique to give a very contemporary look complete with a popular dragonfly trim. Turbans have been around for centuries and are traditionally known as a religious millinery hat. They may involve 5metres of fabric wound in any of 66 styles. Georgina's…

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MILLINER: CHERRY BLOSSOM SPECIAL

Detailed work is loved by customers who purchase headwear from Desiree Spice. Appreciate the work she has gone to by hand painting the cherry tree on the silk – mystery is added with a layer of sinamay only to be covered in 3D pink and white hand cut blossoms each with a small red central bead to complete the look.…

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Hat Classes: DOUBLE BRIMS

Learn how doubling your brim will add new millinery concepts especially if you use contrasting colours. All the practical tips are shared in this lesson.
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MILLINER: OFF THE SHELF

A stunning sculpted two sided twirl is featured on this cocktail hat created by young Melbourne milliner Ashley Graham. Her custom designs may not be off the shelf but rather express the clients personality, showing off their natural beauty. Ashley is constantly learning new…

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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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MILLINER: SURPISE PRIZES

Almost a year ago, Jennifer Lucas put her quilting aside as she had discovered the art of Millinery after a class at Queenslands Cobb & Co. Museum, Toowoomba…

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CHECK OUT: NEW MARKETPLACE

A new simple way for milliners to expose their creations to a broader audience globally. Also there will be a daily featured listing on the home page for Hat Academy members.
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WIN: The Hat and The Little Black Dress tickets



The Milliners of Etsy is the largest collective of Milliners using the Etsy opportunity. At the Acorn Theater in Three Oaks, Michigan they will meet on June 9th for a Fashion Show and Sale titled "The Hat and The…

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Milliner: Sweet Tune

Whimsical hats that are quaint & playful are just what Melissa Glim loves. Hats make Melissa smile and this will make you smile as it once played sweet tunes – a totally up cycled Vinyl 78LP Record. It is trimmed with beautiful coloured hand tooled roses – compliments of a gorgeous neck tie.…

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Milliner: TOUCH OF GLITZ

Another elegant and sophisticated fashion statement by London Milliner Latoya Williams-Pike who has been creating hats for the last 13 years. With a 1920s genre and a touch of glitz her work is in strong demand and more this season with the release of "The Great…

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