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how to use a ribbon board

How do you use a milliner’s ribbon board?

How do you use a milliner's ribbon board? A ribbon board is a must-have piece of equipment for the ...

Can I make a hat bigger than the head size of my hat blocks?

Can I make a hat bigger than the head size of my hat blocks? Sometimes you get asked to make a hat ...
Corset Stay in hat making

Corset stays in hat making?

When are corset stays used in hat making? It could be hard to make the connection if you have never ...

What are Dolly Heads for? Are they like Poupees?

I am often asked what are Dolly Heads for? A dolly head is a wooden version of the stylized ...
Blocking in one down turned brim

Blocking in One Technique – Down Turned Brim

Making hats with a down-turned brim. Can I use the blocking in one technique? Yes, blocking in one ...

Making men’s hats – blocking in one with upturn brim

Making men's hats with an upturned brim. Can I block the crown and brim together in one piece? You ...

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