Block of the Month – September 2016

Every month we offer a discount on one of our popular designs and this month it is the small saucer block FB59. This is a nice easy one to block using the presser included. As the hole for the presser is offset to one side of the block a simple strip of cotton sheet pinned either side will hold the presser in place while the sinamay dries.

Our friend Elly Stemmerdink from Hats by Elly and also editor of Hatlines magazine has sent us this picture of her FB59. We love the way she has filled the hollow shape of the FB59 with the stunning silk petals. This was Elly’s entry into the NHV Hat design contest 2015 ‘Art deco’ and was one of the ten nominated hats!

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Hats by Elly

You will receive 15% off the price shown below when you quote ‘Block of the Month’

FB59 – Saucer Block

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£152.00

A smaller saucer block at 280mm diameter. The block features an offset hole into which the included presser is placed to create a small dome to fit against the head. This style could be worn on the side or front of the head. String groove but not head block included.

Ex VAT £126.67

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