Block of the Month November 2015

Every month we offer a discount on one of our popular designs and this month it is the brim BB99.

A lovely feature of many old blocks is the curved crown platform and we created a special multi block extension to allow a brim like this to be used with our standard multi block tips. The curved underside of the MBEC fits neatly into the brim and then a tip such as MB2 or MB7 can be attached on top to complete the block. The whole can then be blocked in one and the string groove makes the job even easier.

We love the hat’s below made by Nancy Paxton who teaches millinery at Glasgow Kelvin College and for whom we’ve made many blocks over the years.


Hat made by Nancy Paxton


Hat made by Nancy Paxton

As well as the brim, we are extending the ‘bock of the month’ offer to include the curved extension and a tip of your choice (choose from MB2, MB6 or MB7) when you order the brim.

Quote ‘Block of the Month’ to relieve 15% discount on the items below.

BB99 Cloche Brim Block


A very elegant cloche brim block featuring a curved head size line. Pictured here with an MB7 tip and the MBEC extension which creates a level platform for the tip to sit on. These two parts are not included in the price  and need to be ordered separately. String groove included as standard.

Ex VAT £145

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An extension with a turned base for use with curved platform brims such as BB99 as shown (brim section not included in the price)

Ex VAT £26.67


MB2 – Multiblock Tip


Bowler tip – included in the Multiblock Set.

Ex VAT £56.67


MB6 – Multiblock Tip


Shallow dome tip – included in the Multiblock Set.

Ex VAT £56.67


MB7 – Multiblock Tip


A Multiblock tip specially designed to work with the MBE2 (30mm extension) in order to create a much more rounded shape than is possible with other tips. This is possible here beacuse the tip is 80mm thick rather than the standard 70mm.

Ex VAT £66.67

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