Hat Academy's Blog – May 2013 Archive (58)

Marketplace: lace-covered bow

"Ava" is a dove-grey wool felt bow covered in lace. Black glass cube beads were hand-applied to add a subtle sparkle as they catch the light. A soft single layer of tulle veiling covers your face.

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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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MARKETPLACE: Hand Marbled Feathers

Unique Feathers in Bold Color & Design. Feathers are naturally molted parrot feathers from the cockatoo and African Grey. Each one is marbled with the same technique that is used for marbled paper. The marbling paint is permanent and colorfast and will not fade. …

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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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Check out: Featured Members

Click through the growing list of featured members. Read their personal stories, discussions, check out photos & get inspired!
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Marketplace: Mini top hat

This stunning mini top hat is hand crafted and truly original. Stand out from the crowd, each design is made in limited editions.

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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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MARKETPLACE: Cocktail hat with veil

A show stopper of a hat this deep purple Harris Tweed hat is stepped up a notch with a puff of bright pink veiling and a posy of hot pink tartan Harris tweed flowers with uncut amethyst centres.

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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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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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MARKETPLACE: Champagne and Lace Cocktail Hat

A very romantic cocktail hat. Vintage ivory chantilly lace over a base of sage green Irish linen with a champagne coloured satin ribbon bow. Lined in ivory kimono silk. Inside petersham band The rim has been wired to keep its shape. A metal comb is attached to keep the hat in place when worn.…

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Hatstagram: INTO THE LABYRINTH

Amanda G. Joyner gives us a sneak peak into her collection she is creating for The Hat And The Little Black Dress  fashion show next month. The 80's classic movie The Labyrinth is the concept for her collection, using characters from the film to influence her millinery creations.…

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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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