Accessories

Our growing range of millinery accessories and tools. IF YOU LIVE OUTSIDE THE EUROPEAN UNION, THE EX VAT PRICES ARE FOR YOU

DH2 – Dolly Head

DH2 - Dolly Head
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£146.00

A simple dolly head, ideal for making up hats or for display purposes. They can be made from obeche or balsa wood, and have a 25mm diameter stand hole in the bottom. Many customers have also found them useful for making fascinators and headpieces. They are available in all sizes.

Ex VAT £121.67

Balsa version – £157 (Ex VAT £130.83)

DH3 – Dolly Head

DH3 - Dolly Head

£179.00

A featured dolly head with eyebrows, nose and chin. Also available in balsa wood and in all sizes.
Price £179 (£149.17 ex VAT)

Balsa wood
Price £198 (£165 ex VAT)

DH4 – Dolly Head

dh4

£163.00

A dolly head with a sloping forehead rounded back and a good nape. Available in lime or balsa wood in all sizes.

Lime
Price £163 (£135.83 ex VAT)

Balsa wood
Price £174 (£145 ex VAT)

If you’re not choosing one of our block bundles but instead making your own selections from the catalogue, then you might like to take advantage of the discounted accessories and tools packs below.

 

Accessories Pack

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£70.00

This is a very handy pack of accessories comprising BS1 block stand, BSPR blocking spring, 4 x BP1 blocking pins, 20m spring steel wire plus connectors, 5m of blocking string and a CS1 corset stay/millinery knife.

If you are not ordering blocks as well, this product can be purchased in our online shop.

Ex VAT £58.33

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Tools Pack

toolspack

£26.00

A handy pack of tools comprising 1 pack of 5 disposable brushes, 1 pair of pliers, 1 pair of self locking pliers and 1 pin pusher.

If you are not ordering blocks as well, this product can be purchased in our online shop.

Ex VAT £21.67

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Accessories & Tools Pack

accessoriesandtoolspack

£90.00

Both the above packs combined with even more discount!

If you are not ordering blocks as well, this product can be purchased in our online shop.

Ex VAT £75

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BS1 – Block Stand

BS1 - Block Stand

£29.00

A simple stand for use while working on a block. Height 200mm, post diameter 25mm.

If you are not ordering blocks as well, this product can be purchased in our online shop.

Ex VAT £24.17

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BS2 Block Spinner

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BS2 Block spinner with a GMB block

£49.00

A traditional wooden block spinner – can be useful for old vintage blocks where the stand hole varies in diameter to our standard. The peg is 25mm diameter so as long as the hole in the block is bigger than that then it will fit fine. The advantage of this type of spinner is that with the short peg, the block sits on the flat surface so the depth of the hole in the block is also not important. They also look great as a display stand for your beautiful Guy Morse-Brown Blocks!

If you are not ordering blocks as well, this product can be purchased in our online shop.

Ex VAT £40.83

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A blocking spring is a very useful millinery tool. It is an old idea which we have updated. Our durable plastic springs enable you to block a crown more easily with fewer pins and in less time than using pins alone. A blocking spring is particularly helpful when blocking sinamay. Holding the squares of sinamay in the correct position on the block while you pull and pin can be difficult but the spring will hold the sinamay securely in place while you distribute the extra material at the corners of the square. This method gives a neater result with much less effort than when using pins alone and also means you use far fewer pins. Springs come in all sizes to accommodate your different crown blocks and come with instructions for use. Please say which size you require, bearing in mind that the spring needs to match the head size of the block you’ll use it with.

 

BSPR – Blocking Spring

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£15.00

If you are not ordering blocks as well, this product can be purchased in our online shop.

Ex VAT £12.50

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BP1 – Blocking Pins

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£4.35

Pinning the fabric to the block can be hard on the fingers. But not any more! Our blocking pins have large plastic heads, making it easy to push them in and take them out again. The pins are the same gauge as dressmaker's pins and will bend rather than break. Kinder to your fingers and to your block. Far superior to both chart pins and drawing pins.

If you are not ordering blocks as well, this product can be purchased in our online shop.

Ex VAT £3.63

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BP1 – Blocking Pins 10 pack

bp1

£39.00

10 boxes for the price of 9.

If you are not ordering blocks as well, this product can be purchased in our online shop.

Ex VAT £32.50

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Ladies Fur Felt Cones

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£22.95

As with all out products, we only supply the best quality available and these are no exception. Beautiful, plain fur felts which are lightly pre-stiffened and available in 10 colours shown in the colour chart. Matching petersham ribbons in 38mm and 16mm widths are also available.

Ex VAT £19.12

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Ladies Fur Felt Capelines

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£27.95

As with all out products, we only supply the best quality available and these are no exception. Beautiful, plain fur felts which are lightly pre-stiffened and available in 10 colours shown in the colour chart. Matching petersham ribbons in 38mm and 16mm widths are also available.

Ex VAT £23.29

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Men’s Fur Felt Hat Bodies

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£33.95

As with all out products, we only supply the best quality available and these are no exception. These men's fur felt bodies are a heavier felt and come with extra stiffening making them perfect for fedora's, trilby's, homburgs etc. Brim width 85mm. Available in four colours shown in the colour chart. Matching petersham ribbons in 38mm and 16mm widths are also available.

Ex VAT £28.29

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Leather Sweatband – Black or Brown

Guy Morse-Brown Hat Bands & Ribbons
Guy Morse-Brown Hat Bands & Ribbons

£5.99

High quality leather sweatbands – 41mm (1 5/8″) wide by 660mm (26″) long, split leather with black empire tape and reed. Ready to sew into your men’s hats. Available in black or brown.

Ex Vat £4.99

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Satin Sweatband – Black or Dark Brown

Guy Morse-Brown Hat Bands & Ribbons
Guy Morse-Brown Hat Bands & Ribbons

£3.99

High quality fabric sweatbands – 32mm (1 1/4″) wide by 660mm (26″) long, black satin tape and reed. Ready to sew into your men’s hats.

Ex Vat £3.32

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Sweatband Bow – Brown or White

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£1.99

 

Pack of 5 brown sweatband bows.

Ex VAT £1.65

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16mm Petersham Ribbon

16mm Ribbons
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£4.20

High quality petersham ribbon, 16mm (5/8″) wide and available in 13 different colours to match both our men's and ladies fur felts. Sold in 5 meter lengths.
Manufactured in England!

Ex VAT £3.50

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38mm Petersham Ribbon

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£7.95

High quality petersham ribbon, 38mm (1.5″) wide and available in 13 different colours to match both our men's and ladies fur felts. Sold in 5 meter lengths.
Manufactured in England!

Ex VAT £6.62

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DM Pins – Prym Dressmaker Pins

Dressmaker Pins 30 x 0.60mm

£3.30

Prym Narrow Gauage Dressmakers Pins: Hardened and Polished Steel – Size 30 x 0.60 mm – 25 g

If you are not ordering blocks as well, this product can be purchased in our online shop.

Ex VAT £2.75

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NEED – Prym Millinery Needles

Millinery needles

£1.50

Millinery Needles HT 5-10 silver colour with gold eye assorted

Ex VAT £1.25

If you are not ordering blocks as well, this product can be purchased in our online shop.

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GH Pins – Prym Glass-headed pins

Glass headed pins

£2.50

Glass-headed pins 30 x 0.60 silver colour

Ex VAT £2.08

If you are not ordering blocks as well, this product can be purchased in our online shop.

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TH – Prym Thimble

Thimble 17mm

Thimble zinc die-cast silver colour available in 14mm, 16mm or 17mm

Ex VAT £1.46

If you are not ordering blocks as well, this product can be purchased in our online shop.

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TH16 – Prym Thimble 16mm

Thimble 16mm

£1.75

Thimble zinc die-cast silver colour 16.0 mm

Ex VAT £1.46

If you are not ordering blocks as well, this product can be purchased in our online shop.

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TH14 – Prym Thimble 14mm

Thimble 14mm

£1.75

Thimble zinc die-cast silver colour 14.0 mm

Ex VAT £1.46

If you are not ordering blocks as well, this product can be purchased in our online shop.

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TAPE – Prym Tape Measure

Tape measure

£2.50

Prym Tape Measures Colour 150cm / 60″

If you are not ordering blocks as well, this product can be purchased in our online shop.

Ex VAT £2.08

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CS1 – Millinery Knife/Corset Stay

CS1 Millinery Knife

£4.35

A corset stay – the type which looks like a flattened wire spring – is ideal for taking a blocked crown or brim off a hat block after stiffening and drying! They have smooth ends, which will not damage the hat fabric. Corset stays bend in all directions yet remain stiff. This means that they can be inserted between the cling film covering the block and the hat fabric and moved up and down to loosen it and enable you to take your blocked shape off without damaging it. (Approximate length 30cm). Very helpful indeed!

If you are not ordering blocks as well, this product can be purchased in our online shop.

Ex VAT £3.63

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PP1 – Pin Pusher

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£13.99

Pin Pushers are ingenious tools. They have a place among the astute milliner’s tool kit and are in fact indispensable in some blocking situations. The pin pusher’s wooden handle fits comfortably into the hand and the metal tube into which the dressmaker’s pin is dropped, head first, has a magnet at the bottom. This holds the pin inside so that it does not fall out, whatever the angle of the tool. Dressmaker’s pins are hard to press into wooden blocks by hand and a thimble can be awkward to use, as it easily slips off the pinhead. A pin pusher gives you extra mechanical power!

If you are not ordering blocks as well, this product can be purchased in our online shop.

Ex VAT £11.66

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Pliers

Pliers

£4.99

A handy pair of pliers for removing dressmaker's pins from your block (120mm total length). Also useful for cutting wire.

If you are not ordering blocks as well, this product can be purchased in our online shop.

Ex VAT £4.16

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Disposable Brushes (Pack of 5)

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£2.75

A handy pack of 5 1″ disposable brushes for use with various stiffeners.

If you are not ordering blocks as well, this product can be purchased in our online shop.

Ex VAT £2.29

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Spring Steel Wire + Connectors

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£10.99

21 guage spring steel wire for brims. Sold in approximately 20 metre lengths and including a pack of 25 stainless steel connectors. Can be cut with the small pliers above.

If you are not ordering blocks as well, this product can be purchased in our online shop.

Ex VAT £9.16

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Self Locking Pliers

slply

£7.50

Self locking pliers for closing the connecters onto the wire.

If you are not ordering blocks as well, this product can be purchased in our online shop.

Ex VAT £6.25

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Blocking String

string

£1.99

Great for string grooves and crown bases. 2mm diameter and sold in 5 metre lengths.

If you are not ordering blocks as well, this product can be purchased in our online shop.

Ex VAT £1.66

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HS3 – Hat Stretcher

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£450.00

A superior hat stretcher designed to provide a smooth and efficient stretching action. The uniqie mechanism inside ensures that the two halves always remain parallel. An engraved graduated scale shows the hat size in centimetres, and a conversion chart is provided for inch sizes, together with full instructions for use. The size range is from 52cm (20.5 inches) to 63cm (24 3/4 inches). We are confident that you will not find a better hat stretcher anywhere else. You will be able to accurately read the head size measurement that you are stretching to, with no more guess work due to the top half moving less than the bottom!

Ex VAT £375.00

SB1 – Stretcher Block

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£175.00

The easy way to stretch a brim’s headsize during production. Simply pull the blocked brim over the stretcher block and down to the size required. For felt hats, stretch dry to half an inch larger than the size required and leave overnight to stretch. Because of the properties of felt, it will shrink back to the correct size. For straw and sinamay hats, slightly dampen the headband, stretch to the same size required and allow to dry.

Ex VAT £145.83

RB1 – Ribbon Board

RB1 - Ribbon Board

£59.00

A Ribbon board is for shaping wide petersham or bias fabric so that it will fit round the edge of a brim without wrinkling. The material is first wetted, then one end is folded over the edge of the ribbon board and pinned in place with two pins angled towards the centre of the board. The material is then wrapped continuously round the edge of the board, under tension, until the length is formed. The end is then secured with two pins as before. You should allow a little extra length so that you can cut off the two ends marked by the pins. The binding can be removed from the board as soon as it is dry, and sewn onto the brim. Angle the first pair of pins so that you will be able to overlap the pins with the material to obtain sufficient length without too much distortion. The easiest way to hold the board is on your lap while seated.

Ex VAT £49.17

CO1 – Brim Collar

CO1 - Brim Collar
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£21.00

For blocking the headband when using a solid centre brim block. Our brim blocks with solid centres have threaded inserts in the crown position, so that a collar can be securely fixed while blocking, and can be easily removed when no longer required. No more trouble with pegs that don’t fit and collars that fall off the block. Screws included.

Ex VAT £17.50

CO2 – Crown Collar

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CO2 - Crown Collar in use

£25.00

Crowns that are made to the exact height of the finished hat do not have any room for a string groove to be added. In this case, the blocks have screw fixings in the bottom so one of these crown collars can be attached. The top edge is bevelled so once it is screwed on, a groove is created. They can also be screwed onto the bottom of a multiblock tip and some crowns for use when making pill box hats. Supplied with screws.

Ex VAT £20.83

CO3 – Band Block

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£39.00

A band block can be used for final shaping of a hat especially if you want to shape it to the exact outline of your customers’ head. You can send us the outline so we can make the block the correct shape. Just the job to create a perfect fit! Heads can be measured using a conformateur but we’ve heard of it being done with a felxible ruler too. More commonly used for men’s hats.

Ex VAT £32.50

CO4 – Multiblock Collar

CO4 collar on MBC

£23.00

If you want to use Multiblock brims such as MBC (pictured) when you don’t otherwise own multi block parts, it can be useful to have a collar on which you can form your up-stand. CO4 screws onto any of the Multiblock brims with the screws supplied and gives you a 40mm vertical flat above the brim.

Ex VAT £19.17

Pressing Ring

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£42.00

A pressing ring is used when blocking an up turned brim with a central hole. The material is pressed and held in against the side of the head hole simply by pushing the pressing ring down, leaving you free to get on with shaping the rest of the brim a little more quickly. Saves on pins! The new improved version is made such that with a slight taper on the side and enough depth, you will be able to use it for any material regardless of the thickness. Thinner materials like straw will mean the pressing ring drops in a little further than it would with the thicker felts. When ordering, tell us the head size of the brim that you will use it with.

Ex VAT £35

Tipper

Tipper

£45.00

A tipper is very useful to help hold the felt into the hollowed tip of a crown such as a trilby or fedora. These must be made at the same time as the block and cannot be ordered later (unless you send us the block back!)

Ex VAT £37.50

Brim Legs

BB45 with Brim legs

£30.00

Brim legs are useful when blocking in one (one piece of felt for crown and brim together). The legs mean that the brim is supported off your work surface leaving enough room for the blocked crown to be pushed through to the desired height. This is a very effective and quick way to work leaving you less sewing to do later. Brims generally need to be 3/4″ bigger than the crown and legs need to be ordered at the same time as the brim so we can attach them securely. The picture shows a BB45 with legs.

Ex VAT £25.00

Runner Down

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£39.00

A runner down is a very handy tool used to push your string down the blocked crown into the corner between crown and brim. This could be on a cloche block or any crown/brim combination where you need a well defined line between crown and brim. They can also be used to push the string into a string groove so that you have as much felt available to create the welt. Made from stainless steel with a hard wood handle.

If you are not ordering blocks as well, this product can be purchased in our online shop.

Ex VAT £32.50

 

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Stainless Steel Egg Iron

Stainless Steel Egg Iron
Stainless Steel Egg Iron

£75.00

An egg iron is used for helping to shape and smooth felt into hollow areas of a block such as a trilby or fedora. Our egg irons are of superior quality being made of stainless steel that will not rust or corrode, giving you years of trouble and maintenance free service. Simply warm the egg in a flame such as your kitchen hob or portable stove and away you go. You'll find it invaluable for use with trilby dimples and valleys but the pointed end (which isn't sharp) will also fit well into sharper valleys such as pork pies.

STAINLESS STEEL MEANS RUST FREE – NO MORE MARKS ON YOUR FELT. NOT YOUR AVERAGE EGG IRON!

If you are not ordering blocks as well, this product can be purchased in our online shop.

Ex VAT £62.50

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Brim Cutting Wheels

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£98.00

This is our version of a brim cutter which is used for neatly cutting a flat felt brim to width. The set includes 17 wheels allowing you to cut widths from 1 to 5 inches in 1/4″ increments. For best results work on a cutting mat or board. The wheel is laid on the felt width it’s edge against the base of the crown and the small central wheel is placed in the centre and a scalpel (not included) is inserted in the slot and pressed down into the cutting mat or board. Keeping a little pressure against the side of the crown, the crown is rotated once to cut the felt off to width.

Ex Vat £81.66

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Flower Making Tools – Full set

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£149.00

Like all of our products we aim for the highest quality available and these flower tools are no exception. From the beautiful ball shaped hardwood handles to the polished stainless steel tool itself, you will find these flower tools a pleasure to use. The stainless steel is polished and is very smooth in use on the silk, it will not rust or tarnish and it has better heat retention than either brass or steel meaning you can work for longer without re heating as often.

Please note: do not confuse these with ‘steel’ tools, ours are not steel but ‘stainless’ steel which is a very different material. Steel tools easily rust and tarnish and the surface subsequently looses its smooth finish making general use difficult. This will not happen with ours!

If you are not ordering blocks as well, this product can be purchased in our online shop.

Ex VAT £124.16

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Flower Making Tools – Small Set

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£79.00

A smaller set of our flower making tools – a £12 saving on buying the tools individually. Knife (veining tool), curved point (rat tail), 15mm ball and 30mm ball.

If you are not ordering blocks as well, this product can be purchased in our online shop.

Ex VAT £65.83

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Flower Making Tool – 10mm Ball

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£17.00

Ex VAT £14.16

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Flower Making Tool – 15mm Ball

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£18.00

If you are not ordering blocks as well, this product can be purchased in our online shop.

Ex VAT £15

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Flower Making Tool – 20mm Ball

20mm-ball

£20.00

If you are not ordering blocks as well, this product can be purchased in our online shop.

Ex VAT £16.66

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Flower Making Tool – 30mm Ball

30mm-ball

£25.00

If you are not ordering blocks as well, this product can be purchased in our online shop.

Ex VAT £20.83

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Flower Making Tool – 40mm Ball

40mm-ball

£29.00

If you are not ordering blocks as well, this product can be purchased in our online shop.

Ex VAT £24.16

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Flower Making Tool – Straight Point

point

£18.00

If you are not ordering blocks as well, this product can be purchased in our online shop.

Ex VAT £15.00

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Flower Making Tool – Knife

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£30.00

This is not a sharp tool despite the name but has a rounded edge for veining.

If you are not ordering blocks as well, this product can be purchased in our online shop.

Ex VAT £25.00

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Flower Making Tool – Curved Point (Rat Tail)

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£18.00

If you are not ordering blocks as well, this product can be purchased in our online shop.

Ex VAT £15

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HS6 – Band Stretcher Block

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£69.00

A Band Stretch Block is for holding a hat firmly inside a brim block (flange) while ironing a brim or shaping under a sand bag. These are sturdy and robust tools made from heavy duty materials which will not wear over a long period of use. These are made to a head size so that when used with the correct brim it will make a very nice sharp crease at the base of the crown. Also used in the manufacture of riding hats and features a faceted handle that will take a 19mm spanner for extra tightening power. The sides can be made to any angle but as standard they come with a slight taper for ease of fitting into the brim and to not damage the crown. An essential hatters tool. Please note that these are not ‘hat jacks’ and are not for hat stretching.

Ex VAT £57.50

Brim Plate

brimplate

£135.00

A brim plate is very useful for ironing flat brims whilst simultaneously creating a very neat and sharp corner between crown and brim. The blocked crown is pushed through the brim plate and then the brim felt can be ironed flat or pressed with a suitable board on top. The brim could be subsequently be shaped by hand on a curling board for example. Suitable for brims up to 5″ wide. Brim legs not included.

Ex VAT £112.50

Separating Brim Plate

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£178.00

As above but with the added feature of being able to be separated into two halves. This allows it to be used with topper blocks which otherwise would not be able to pass through with their top being bigger than their base. Once the topper crown is in place, the two halves are held securely together again with the use of the sturdy clips on the underside. Suitable for brims up to 5″ wide and brim legs as standard.

Ex VAT £148.33

 

Bottom Board/Setting board

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£150.00

Inspired by Henry L Ermatinger’s book ‘Scientific Hat Finishing & Renovating’, this is a bottom board for ironing and shaping brims. Used in conjunction with a band block.

Ex VAT £125


Curling Board

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£236.00

A traditional curling board for hand shaping your own topper and bowler brims. Suitable for all sizes and featuring two slightly different curls to choose from.

Ex VAT £196.67

HC1 – Hat Cover

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£1.99

Beautiful, expensive hats need protection! When an umbrella isn’t to hand and is awkward to carry, the answer is a hat cover, discreetly hidden in your handbag and ready to be unfolded at a moment’s notice if rain should threaten. Your hat will be protected for the time it takes to reach shelter, when the hat cover is just as easily and quickly folded again and returned to it’s handy pouch. Can you afford to be without one? Freebies for your customers perhaps!

If you are not ordering blocks as well, this product can be purchased in our online shop.

Ex VAT £1.66 – call for discounts on bigger quantities.

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Crown String Groove

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£10.00

String grooves can be added to any of our full height crowns.

Ex VAT £8.33

Brim String Groove

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£10.00

String grooves can be added to any of our brims that don’t include them as standard.

Ex VAT £8.33

 

Offset Crown

Offset Crown

£12.00

The crown position on downturn brim blocks can be offset from the centre for a small extra charge. Please give the offset measurement you require.

Ex VAT £10.00