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There are new hat blocks to buy, made by a few skilled craftsmen who still know how to make them, but the old blocks held by milliners and nurtured with love, is often 50-70 years of age or older.
Hats and caps can be advantageously sewn in cotton, linen, wool and leather. Detail of hat in wool with decoration in silk organza, ribbon etc.
Detail of hat in velor with beads and flowers in organza.
One is extra carefull about those vintage flowers, as inspiration for handmade flowers they are invaluable.
Once bought up a button store with some friends so if you want a button or two in the hat that's no problem.
Handmade roses and decorations on a coiffe. Detail.
Petersham ribbon is a common material in hatmaking. The one with the wavy edge that you can shape is the most useful in hat making.
Sinamay is a fun material to work with. Detail of hat.
Cockade made out of Petersham, detail of a hat.
Wool embroidery! Detail of hat.
Vintage feathers, you do not always have the heart to use them, but they can serve as inspiration material for your own feather mountings.
Nothing is discarded! Even small waste pieces of material can suffice for a small decoration.
Veil in different colors is a fun decoration material. Vintage veil is unfortunately often very fragile.
Stumpwork is a time-consuming process. Detail of hat that is made out of laser cut felt with bugs in stumpwork.
Hattstudion has over 200 blocks and the collection grows...
Hattextenders in a row.
Closeup of hat decorated with eggshell in an old craft technique.
Detail of hat made in unconventional material.
Mostly blocks for brims.
It does not matter how many spools of thread you have. It is, nevertheless, extremely hard to find a color that match your project.