Block of the Month – June 2017

Every month we offer a discount on one of our popular designs and this month it is the crown block CB142.

Many years ago Ann & Guy inherited a milliners workshop and amongst the blocks and tools was a collection of black and white photographs showing hats presumably made by the milliner herself.  We loved the one below and made a block based on it. You can also see more hats made using CB142 showing that it is not limited to one material or style.

Vintage Photo


Hat by Jo-Anne


Dorothy Morant

Hat by Jo-Anne

Betty Noir












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

CB142 – Crown Block


A block that may not look very special on its own, but when seen as a hat in the vintage photograph opposite it really comes to life. Made with a completely hollowed ‘brim’ that goes right up to the ‘crown’.

Ex VAT £131.67

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