Block of the Month – November 2017

Every month we offer 15% discount on one of our popular designs and this month it is the brim block BB106 and crown block CB41.

We couldn’t resist pairing these two blocks as block of the month when we saw these two amazing creations. BB106 is a dramatic brim with a high upturn at the back and gentle slope down at the front. CB41 is a sculptured crown with a slanted cut away running from the centre front, over the top and down the back. Don’t be put off by this as it is very easy to block using a string pulled tightly into the groove and pinned at each end.

We love these two examples by Marie Dahlqvist of Casual Couture and Marge Iilane. We are especially impressed with the way Marge has managed to rotate the brim 90 degrees to allow the upturn to be placed at the side instead of the back!

If you are blocking the hat in two as has been done in both these examples, CB41 is a good block to choose. Having the extra height means you can cut the blocked shape to any height you like before stitching it to the brim. If you already own some of our multiblock brims, you may wish to choose the CB41A which is a lower version that can be screwed onto a multiblock brim to allow blocking in one.

Marie Dahqvist

Marge Iilane

Marge Iilane

Marge Iilane

BB106 – Brim Block


A wide trilby/fedora brim with a brim width of 85mm (front and back). String groove included. Head block not included.

Ex VAT £203.33


CB41 – Crown Block


A delightful sculptured crown.

Ex VAT £165.00


CB41A – Multiblock Crown Block


A very stylish sculptured crown that will screw straight onto any of our multiblock cloche brims. Easy to block using a string to pull the felt/straw into the valley and shown left with MBC cloche brim.

Ex VAT £140.83


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