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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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Model or Mannequin??

Hi all,Looking through some of the fabulous photos on here and on various websites. I think I have come to the conclusion a model to show of the head piece is best?At my early stage in y millinery journey I am currently using a polystyrene swan neck, and it looks ok, for now. But depending on costs I think I'm going to use a model. My friend has two lovely daughters who…See More
Aug 30, 2016
Sophie Cooke replied to Susan Fage's discussion Felt stiffener and white marks???
"For sure!!!!! :oD x"
Aug 12, 2015
Jain Kidsley replied to Susan Fage's discussion Felt stiffener and white marks???
"Thanks, so it was worth saving then ?"
Aug 12, 2015
Sophie Cooke replied to Susan Fage's discussion Felt stiffener and white marks???
"Oh Jain, that's lovely!  LOVE the colour :oD x"
Aug 10, 2015
Jain Kidsley replied to Susan Fage's discussion Felt stiffener and white marks???
"Here it is Sophie ! I have also included the hand carved block I made for it. I needle felted the band and made a small velvet rose to sit on the band."
Aug 10, 2015
Sophie Cooke replied to Susan Fage's discussion Felt stiffener and white marks???
"Oh fab stuff Jain!  I'm so pleased it worked...now, have you got some piccies for us ;o) x"
Aug 8, 2015
Jain Kidsley replied to Susan Fage's discussion Felt stiffener and white marks???
"Hi Sophie, what a life safer that little tip of yours was. Tried it on the burgandy bretton, and its worked a treat, you can hardly see any of the marks at all now."
Aug 8, 2015
Sophie Cooke replied to Susan Fage's discussion Felt stiffener and white marks???
"no worries, i hope it works for you as well as it works for me! x"
Jul 30, 2015
Jain Kidsley replied to Susan Fage's discussion Felt stiffener and white marks???
"Oh, Sophie, thanks for that tip. I will have to try that to see if I can rescue the Burgandy bretton. "
Jul 30, 2015
Sophie Cooke replied to Susan Fage's discussion Felt stiffener and white marks???
"I use this stiffener too as I find I get a much more even finish than with the PVA style stiffeners.  I use a bit of nail varnish remover to get rid of it.  You only need cheapo stuff as it's the acetone in it that helps dissolve the…"
Jul 29, 2015
Jain Kidsley replied to Susan Fage's discussion Felt stiffener and white marks???
"Hi Susan, I too had that result with that type of stiffener and mistakenly put it on the brim, and when it dried..hey presto lovely white marks that will not go. it ruined my attempt at a Breton shape hat. no amount of brushing etc will make it go…"
Jul 28, 2015
edith f replied to Susan Fage's discussion Felt stiffener and white marks???
"You need to use a little of this inside the hat to begin with....then you put the hood in oven for 30 mins at 80c degrees. Then it would be stiff and ready to steam without issue and trust me you are getting this varnish like felt stiffener cheap!…"
Jul 25, 2015
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"So elegant. A lovely hat."
Jun 18, 2015
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Jun 17, 2015
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"Will do Elaine thank you!!"
Jun 16, 2015
Elaine Mergard commented on Susan Fage's photo
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"Lucky you!! Look forward to your pics of your day -have fun   :)"
Jun 16, 2015

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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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