Block of the Month March 2015 – FB8

Every month we offer a discount on one of our popular designs and this month it is the saucer block FB8.

When I designed these blocks (FB7, FB8 & FB10) I purposefully kept them full width all round to allow the user to cut and shape the finished hat to whatever design they fancied. Of course they can be blocked fully but as the second picture below shows, there are other possibilities too. Aoife Harrison of Aoife Harrison Design has done some fantastic work with this block and these are just two of her many varied creations.

It is a very simple block to use; the sinamay is laid over the block and either pinned or tied (if you have a string groove) and the presser is pressed into the middle to create the dome. After that the real fun starts…..

Aoife Harrison Design

Aoife Harrison Design

Aoife Harrison Design

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

FB8 – Saucer Block


320mm diameter.

Ex VAT £145.83

  • Our video

  • A personal service

    Dedicated to providing you with the best hat blocks you can buy - here at Guy Morse-Brown, our focus is firmly on working with you to make your own personal creations.

    To make things with your hands is a fundamental part of human nature and whether it is the weaver, the felt maker, the block maker, or you the milliner, we are all part of a process that culminates in something that is more than just an object to admire - it is a statement, an expression that enriches the life of the wearer and creator alike.

    We feel that the parts of the process shouldn't be completely separated so we want to work with you to enable us both to share in it all. For that reason you won't find online ordering here on our website but you will find a huge range that shows that almost anything is possible. It's too simple to just add products to a cart; we want to keep alive the personal communication between block maker and milliner that used to be so essential. Get in touch with us and share your ideas, let us know what you want to make and we're ready to serve.

    They are almost too beautiful to use.
    Helen Thorne - UK

    Thank you for the wonderful service and your incredible blocks!!!
    Elena Ebenhack - USA

    The craftsmanship is really outstanding.
    Audi Meyer - USA

    They arrived today! I'm so happy and excited to use them. They smell wonderful ;-) It's really hard to find good block makers these days, so keep it up!
    Suzanne Warfield - GERMANY

    I really appreciate your help, you are so approachable and kind and in my moment of stress your advice helped me see clearly :) I can't thank you enough x

    I really like the multiblocks - they fit together like a dream!
    Judy Parker - AUSTRALIA

    I'm more than happy- everything is just perfect. I've worked on many different blocks but I think those are the best quality I've ever seen and now I feel like I've just got an early birthday gift :). Thank You very much!
    Hanna Huzarska - POLAND

    Read more of what our customers say....