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Piece on the fabulous Mr Stephen Jones

Started this discussion. Last reply by Sharon Panozzo Jun 25, 2014. 2 Replies

Colin McDowell sits down with Stephen Jones, one of the world’s most celebrated and radical milliners, to discuss the business of making hats.…Continue

Royal Ascot

Started Jun 14, 2014 0 Replies

Anyone going this year? Or have any pieces going? I'm off on Tuesday finally finished my hat, will post pics after then :-):-)

Current Hat 'Styles'?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Susan Fage Apr 20, 2014. 4 Replies

So, is the 'button' still a popular trend this year, or is the Pillbox making another revival? Either way I think they can both have great impact! Easy to wear and look fabulous! Any thoughts on any…Continue

Listen while you sew!!

Started this discussion. Last reply by Sharon Panozzo May 29, 2014. 9 Replies

What do people listen to while they sew? Do you even listen to anything?Me, if I'm sewing petersham trim or headband I like a good drama on podcast, or (if in UK) The Archers. Where I can get…Continue


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Lorraine Jay replied to Susan Fage's discussion Felt stiffener and white marks???
"Hi Susan, Ive used that stiffener from Parkins as well - when you get it right, it works a treat - but I too have had the white marks when it hasn't gone so well, not to to mention the hard lumps as well. its an incredibly thick stiffener and…"
Dec 22, 2017
Dean Burke replied to Susan Fage's discussion Felt stiffener and white marks???
"Hello, I have used the PVA based stiffener from Parkin's- then threw it in the bin. it ruined the two hats I was working on at the time. You can use a 50/50 PVA/water mix if you are looking for a PVA based product, although acetone will…"
Dec 19, 2017
Maureen Prairie replied to Susan Fage's discussion Felt stiffener and white marks???
"Living in Canada, obtaining a non-PVA stiffener is impossible to import and is not available for purchase here. I have visited the local Home Depot (lumber/hardware, etc shop) and researched as well as experimented. The carpenters and workers there…"
Dec 18, 2017
edith f replied to Susan Fage's discussion Felt stiffener and white marks???
"Permalink Reply by edith fDelete Hi I buy mine in bulk size from direct adhesives and it is cost effective as it last a few years.  It does not leave white…"
Nov 6, 2017
Maureen Prairie replied to Susan Fage's discussion Felt stiffener and white marks???
"Hi all, I live in Canada and the possibility of obtaining a good chemical felt stiffener is impossible, due to shipping and Customs regulations. I came across three different spray stiffeners, but haven’t had the opportunity to try them yet.…"
Nov 5, 2017

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Elaine Mergard said…

So pleased you have joined me in HatAcademy Susan. Thank you muchly for contributing in discussions. We will feature your pics in Newsletter in next few weeks. Had a glitch as wild storms no internet & power for 3 days so too late to get newsletter happening this week.

I am committed to helping you add to your skills through these lessons. HatAcademy was launched in June 12 and hundreds of students are taking advantage of learning online especially those in isolation from major colleges. I am letting out all trade secrets now as retiring. I saw your request re lessons I can give you links to some of students who are learning with me. Some are doing complete course especially as hats are on way back but some milliners just want to know how to use fabric with pillboxes etc

Any Questions I am only an email away- you can watch lessons as many times as you like -for life. More lessons coming.

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Stay in touch, Elaine

Elaine Mergard said…

Great to see you adding to your feather skills. Give the hand made feathers a go - great in black & white then twisted. Chat to me if you have any queries


Carla Murley said…

Hi Susan!  Thanks so much for your comment - the freeform parisisals have been very popular in the last 12 months and they're one of my favourite styles to make :)  Carla Murley - Murley & Co Millinery

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