Melissa Rath
  • Female
  • Forbes, New South Wales
  • Australia

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Finding the right balance?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Melissa Rath Dec 12, 2017. 3 Replies

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Removing mould from vintage felt hats

Started this discussion. Last reply by Elaine Mergard May 25, 2015. 2 Replies

Hi everyoneI have been asked by a lovely lady if it is possible to remove mould from 1920's felt hats. These hats are part of a wonderful history and the person is desperate to fix them but is…Continue

Blocking on styrofoam heads

Started this discussion. Last reply by Eleanor Flower Mar 2, 2014. 10 Replies

I'm still to use felt but had a thought today that I'd like to make my little girls winter felt hats and as they have smaller head sizes was wondering how well felt would block on a styrofoam head?…Continue

Hat prices

Started this discussion. Last reply by Suzanne Williams Apr 19, 2017. 30 Replies

As I'm new to…Continue

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Melissa Rath replied to Melissa Rath's discussion Finding the right balance?
"Thank you ladies, I tend to do simple and elegant otherwise know as less is  more but lately looking at some of my original pieces I think maybe some pieces should be more is more so I'm currently trying your advice. "
Dec 12, 2017
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Sophie Allport replied to Melissa Rath's discussion Finding the right balance?
"This is a very hard skill to master and really I have found it just takes time and lots of practice.  I have a mirror at my desk which I look in as I am working. I try the pieces on, look, play and then also look in a full length mirror too,…"
Nov 21, 2017
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Finding the right balance?

Does anyone else look at their finished pieces and think that the trim is just not right? How do I find the balance between not enough and too much? See More
Oct 31, 2017
Sharon Panozzo replied to Melissa Rath's discussion Finding the right balance?
"I can't think of who said it but I once read a quote from a prominent designer which was:  "Once you think you have added enough, add just a bit more."  As an artist you will know when it is too much.  Here is what I…"
Oct 18, 2017
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Finding the right balance

Does anyone else look at their finished pieces and think that the trim is just not right? How do I find the balance between not enough and too much? See More
Oct 16, 2017

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I Love Hats Because?
Hats are beautiful, they can complete an outfit, they can be a creative expression.
About Me
I have been sewing for about 20 years, love couture dressmaking and tailoring and love learning new skills.
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Elaine Mergard said…

Welcome to Hat Academy Melissa. With your couture talent you will go well with Millinery as you have an eye for fine detail. Millinery is more creative than tailoring and there is no such thing as dead stock. I am here to help you achieve!
Feel free to share your hat or headpiece creations, join in or start a hatters discussion and add your info to the My Store panel above. Remember online help is a click away. To begin with Lessons check out our Get Started page. I am looking forward to sharing Millinery techniques, ideas and fashion news with you.

Enjoy, Elaine.

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