Lynda Dwyer Ninness

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How to make a bridal bird cage veil with the veil removable

Started this discussion. Last reply by Jayne Coney Aug 17, 2016. 4 Replies

How do you make a bird cage veil so that the veil can be removed and just the brooch worn for the reception?  I've made one before but not one that can be easily removed and worn without…Continue

Silk Flowers

Started this discussion. Last reply by Angelica Nave Aug 19, 2012. 21 Replies

Is there anything you can spray on handmade silk flowers to stop them loosing their shape?  I think it might be from the humidity here but my flowers look just gorgeous and extra shaped but loose it…Continue


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I am a mother of three, I live on a small hobby farm in Central Qld. In September 2011 I created my first little business venture, Mystifying Creations. I make head pieces from home for all the lovely ladies in my area.I stock 2 stores with Ready to Wear Pieces in my region. I have rebranded to now be MC Millinery, some great service and products, just now easier to spell!!
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Elaine Mergard said…

Welcome to Hat Academy Lynda.

I am looking forward to teaching you more Millinery techniques and I know you will add your own creative signature. In the 1960s we did not have sinamay or jinsin and we were taught to combine straw with fabric as it enables you to co-ordinate headwear with the outfit. This skill strengthened my client base over the years.

I enjoy working with felt and these lessons are all basic lessons to teach skills so if you have never used felts this is a good start.Another 20= lessons to come. I teach with Qld Museum & USQ and recently had a 2 day felt workshop @ Cobb & Co in Toowoomba to teach felt hats (they pay about $320) but in these online lessons there is more content than a face2face class allows time wise.

Read up on Getting Started on Home page and you pay through secure paypal for a Lesson and have access to view the lesson for the length of time you are an active member of Hat academy. Only launched last Tuesday and beginners are grasping basics already. Read FAQs also to assist viewing. Keep in touch as I am here to help you in your Journey. Best Wishes, ElaineM  

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Elaine Mergard said…

Congratulations on starting your first lesson!s Lynda. I am so excited you are adding to your skills as I am very impressed with your creative work. You just get better!!

With dome crowns now so in with cloches, the use of buckram is ideal. Some of new buckram incl that@ Spotlight is not as good as old buckram. If you have any little drapery stores up there check them out for the original 2 layer buckram. In the Headpiece Lesson the tadpole/ swirl pattern in the PDF is the one I use so much -sits on head at whatever angle you want & allows good surface to attach Hatinators + trims. 

To kick off make sure you have read through Getting Started and FAQs. Any questions on individual modules please ask by clicking "Lesson Discussions" located on the lesson video page.

I am committed to helping you -just message me with any questions re these lessons or marketing or ??

Stay in touch, Elaine

Vicki L. Cristiani said…

Hi Lynda!  Are you from around England?  I would like to do business, but, more privately!  This is my email:


Thank-you, and I hope to hear from you soon!

Vicki L. Cristiani

Vicki L. Cristiani said…

Your work is lovely; expecially your flowers, and the stiffened lace technique!


I believe that you told me you lived in Australia---correct?  As soon as I wrote this, I realized that I might of already have asked you this question!  I communicate so much; I practically forget, what I have asked---LOL!!!

Anita Baars said…

Hi There

I am really interested in one of your hats but dont know how to contact you can you email me please.

Thanks and i love your hats

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