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coloring millinery wire

Started this discussion. Last reply by Amanda Dawn Jun 11, 2018. 1 Reply

How do you color millinery wire  to match your sinamay, if you don't want it to show?Any suggestions?Continue

making hat block bigger

Started this discussion. Last reply by Darryll Osborne May 30, 2017. 3 Replies

My biggest wooden hat block is 23".I have a customer with a 24.5" head measurement.Any…Continue

making hat smaller

Started this discussion. Last reply by stephanie lawrence Aug 30, 2015. 4 Replies

How do you make a felt hat size 22" fit a 21" head. Can you use an  adjustable inner band? or somehow add felt to inside?I also have a 22.5" felt hat that someone would like to fit a 21" head?Any…Continue

custom hat

Started this discussion. Last reply by Jane Arnold Nov 19, 2015. 8 Replies

I have a request for a hat that I have made, but in a different color.I have never done this before.How do you charge for this. Is it more than for one you have already made, and have.Needed in 2…Continue

 

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Amanda Dawn replied to stephanie lawrence's discussion coloring millinery wire
"Hi, You can buy satin roulo in several colors. It is hollow and you can thread it onto you millinery wire :). Other option is wrap your wire in ribbon "
Jun 11, 2018
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coloring millinery wire

How do you color millinery wire  to match your sinamay, if you don't want it to show?Any suggestions?See More
May 27, 2018
stephanie lawrence replied to Hat Academy's discussion Hall of Fame Inductee
"Congratulations Elaine...You so deserve this, and thanks for all the help you have given me!"
Aug 5, 2017
Darryll Osborne replied to stephanie lawrence's discussion making hat block bigger
"AS Kelly says...double and triple block it. That said, it can depend a little on the style of the block. Domes and simple crowns take this well but shaped ones a bit less so. As you add layers of felt sharper/deeper contours can be much reduced. You…"
May 30, 2017
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making hat block bigger

My biggest wooden hat block is 23".I have a customer with a 24.5" head measurement.Any suggestions?See More
May 29, 2017
Kelly replied to stephanie lawrence's discussion making hat block bigger
"It's a good idea to get some cheap wool felt hoods and then block that first over your existing hat block as if  you were making a felt hat. Once done, keep the felt hood on the block, cover in cling wrap and then go ahead and block the…"
May 19, 2017
edith f replied to stephanie lawrence's discussion making hat block bigger
"Next time use old newspaper pieces like papier mache all over your existing block til you get the size you need! Leave to dry. Sand down if not smooth and then cover with plastic before making piece!"
Jul 27, 2016
stephanie lawrence posted a discussion

making hat block bigger

My biggest wooden hat block is 23".I have a customer with a 24.5" head measurement.Any suggestions?See More
May 30, 2016
Jane Arnold replied to stephanie lawrence's discussion custom hat
"Hats are not just a way to protect your head and eyes from the sun. They are also a phenomenal method of showcasing your personality and delivering a message to a broad audience."
Nov 19, 2015
stephanie lawrence replied to Shania Fluit's discussion Felt hat stiffener?
"Thanks for the info Elaine. I worry about using anything toxic, so I think I'll stick with what I'm using. It does do a good job of stiffening. I'll try hairspray for residue! Do you put stiffener all over inside felt hood, or just on…"
Sep 26, 2015
stephanie lawrence replied to Shania Fluit's discussion Felt hat stiffener?
"What is PVA? I use gelatin sizing (beacon Adhesives from Judith M.)  great for stiffening, but leaves a white residue. Residue comes off with a damp cloth."
Sep 24, 2015
stephanie lawrence replied to stephanie lawrence's discussion making hat smaller
"Thanks Sharon, I will now know how to do this!"
Aug 30, 2015
Sharon Panozzo replied to stephanie lawrence's discussion making hat smaller
"It would depend on the types of materials you use to make a hat.  I do not work with sinamay so I am not sure on that but with felt there are several options.  The stretch velvet or stretch grosgrain might be an option.  I usually…"
Aug 30, 2015
stephanie lawrence replied to stephanie lawrence's discussion making hat smaller
"Thanks so much for the info. I am going to check out the items you mentioned now! What I did was cut a strip of felt and glue it under the grosgrain band. Seemed to do the job."
Aug 29, 2015
Sophie Allport replied to stephanie lawrence's discussion making hat smaller
"Hi Stephanie,  I usually like to use some Stretch Velvet Ribbon in my hats as it makes them super comfortable and it also helps to make the crown of the hat smaller! You can get that at www.houseofadorn.com. They also sell foam and felt hat…"
Aug 28, 2015
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making hat smaller

How do you make a felt hat size 22" fit a 21" head. Can you use an  adjustable inner band? or somehow add felt to inside?I also have a 22.5" felt hat that someone would like to fit a 21" head?Any ideas?Thank you, StephanieSee More
Aug 24, 2015

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Elaine Mergard said…

Wonderful you found our website Stephanie. So pleased you have joined me in Hat Academy and hope you find it inspiring. I am committed to helping you add to your skills.

I set this up to help Beginners -once you learn the basic techniques you will be surprised how creative you can be. Millinery is a creative art & in huge demand currently. Any questions do message me here.

To make the most of Hat Academy remember to read through the Welcome Page - Read here

Enjoy, Elaine

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