Rachel Warrillow
  • Female
  • Birmingham
  • United Kingdom

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Buntal mats - UK suppliers??

Started this discussion. Last reply by Brenda Treasure Nov 29, 2018. 1 Reply

Hi everyone, I've been trying to find a UK supplier for buntal mats... does anyone know of any?? Thanks in advance. Rachel Continue

Tags: mats, buntal

Using up scraps of sinamay

Started this discussion. Last reply by Rachel Warrillow Aug 30, 2018. 5 Replies

Hi everyone!I was wondering if any of you have any suggestions for using up all my scraps and corners of left-over sinamay? It doesn't necessarily have to be for millinery!! I just can't bear to…Continue

Tags: scraps, sinamay

Vegan felt cones - anyone know a supplier??

Started this discussion. Last reply by Rachel Warrillow Aug 11, 2018. 4 Replies

Hi everyone, this may seem like a really strange request, but I'm looking for the kind of felt that is made from recycled plastic bottles or the like, ie not from an animal... I know it there is a…Continue

Tags: suppliers, vegan, felt, cones

Hints or tips for blocking curved sides?!

Started this discussion. Last reply by Rachel Warrillow Mar 2, 2017. 2 Replies

Hi everyone, I have a beautiful midi topper crown block that I am keen to have a go with. I love the shape, but I have never blocked anything with such curved sides. Does anyone have any hints or…Continue

Tags: blocking

 

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Rachel Warrillow posted photos
Dec 6, 2018
Brenda Treasure replied to Rachel Warrillow's discussion Buntal mats - UK suppliers??
"Hi Rachel, just checking if you are still after Buntal mats in the UK? Regards Brenda LilyM Millinery Supplies"
Nov 29, 2018
Rachel Warrillow replied to Trish Beddoes's discussion Abaca scrunch
"Hi Trish,  I have only blocked a simple button shape using this material, and I treated it just as I would with sinamay and spritzed it and then steamed it well to block.  Have fun! "
Sep 15, 2018
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Aug 26, 2017
Rachel Warrillow replied to Joan Walker's discussion Millinery wire gauge 14
"Petershams have extra firm millinery wire by the metre too, that's where I tried it first!!  https://www.petershams.com/collections/millinery-wire/products/extra-firm-white-cotton-covered-millinery-wire-1-2mm-3-yards"
Jun 5, 2017
Rachel Warrillow replied to Joan Walker's discussion Millinery wire gauge 14
"Hi Joan, I find the firm millinery wire from Parkin Fabrics works fine"
Jun 4, 2017
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May 14, 2017
Rachel Warrillow replied to Elaine Mergard's discussion Hats Public Interest Growth?
"I think people are getting tired of chains of shops, high streets that all look the same, wearing the same clothes as everyone else... Here in the UK the desire for vintage, independent brands, handmade are all growing as a reaction to the massive…"
Mar 11, 2017
Rachel Warrillow replied to Rachel Warrillow's discussion Hints or tips for blocking curved sides?!
"Hi Evelyne, thank you so much for taking the time to give your advice. I will let you know how I get on, thanks again! Rachel"
Mar 2, 2017
Evelyne Wheeler replied to Rachel Warrillow's discussion Hints or tips for blocking curved sides?!
"Hi Rachel, in millinery there always several ways of doing things,the way I would do it would be in two pieces of a tip and sideband cut on the cross,using French seams for neatness. After putting it on the block, steaming the sideband, hold the…"
Mar 1, 2017
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Hints or tips for blocking curved sides?!

Hi everyone, I have a beautiful midi topper crown block that I am keen to have a go with. I love the shape, but I have never blocked anything with such curved sides. Does anyone have any hints or tips for this? I'm wanting to block with sinamay.Many thanks in advance,Rachel xSee More
Mar 1, 2017

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I Love Hats Because?
They are a way to express yourself, be noticed, be practical, be creative, be stylish...
About Me
I have become vegan... and so have my hats! Sinamay was my first love, and that is the material I keep coming back to, time after time.
My interest in millinery started as a hobby 7 years ago, and has grown into a passion, obsession and my business.
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Elaine Mergard said…

Welcome to Hat Academy Rachel. We hope you find the community inspiring, millinery is a wonderful creative art and in huge demand currently. We are committed to helping you add to your skills and any questions please message me.

To make the most of Hat Academy remember to read through the Welcome Page.

Enjoy, Elaine.

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