Galloon Ribbon

Traditional galloon ribbon is a high quality ribbon specifically for men’s hats. It is very fine and has a nice sheen to it to add a fantastic finish to your work.

Available in 12 colours and 4 widths and sold in 5m lengths.

ex VAT prices: £6.25 (14mm), £7.08 (22mm), £7.50 (25mm), £7.92 (32mm), £10.83 (38mm)

*LIMITED STOCK ALSO AVAILABLE IN SIZES 16mm, 25mm and 30mm (while stock lasts).

16mm Petersham Ribbon

High quality petersham ribbon, 16mm (5/8″) wide and available in 13 different colours to match both our men’s and ladies fur felts. Sold in 5 meter lengths.

Manufactured in England!

Ex VAT £4.58

38mm Petersham Ribbon

High quality petersham ribbon, 38mm (1.5″) wide and available in 13 different colours to match both our men’s and ladies fur felts. Sold in 5 meter lengths.

Manufactured in England!

Ex VAT £8.75

RB1 – Ribbon Board

A ribbon board is for shaping wide petersham or bias fabric so that it will fit round the edge of a brim without wrinkling. The material is first wetted, then one end is folded over the edge of the ribbon board and pinned in place with two pins angled towards the centre of the board. The material is then wrapped continuously round the edge of the board, under tension, until the length is formed. The end is then secured with two pins as before. You should allow a little extra length so that you can cut off the two ends marked by the pins. The binding can be removed from the board as soon as it is dry, and sewn onto the brim. Angle the first pair of pins so that you will be able to overlap the pins with the material to obtain sufficient length without too much distortion. The easiest way to hold the board is on your lap while seated.

Ex VAT £64.17

See our knowledge hub for a short video tutorial.

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CB173A Beret Block

A one size beret block 230 x 198mm with a collar.

An alternative to the hollowed base on blocks like this is the American-style block with a neck. A string is tied into the small groove at the base of the shape and after blocking, the ribbon can be sewn just below. After that, the ‘neck’ is flipped inside – a good option where the size of the block does not allow the base to be hollowed easily but also a great technique on any similar shape of any size.

Ex VAT £215.83

CB282A Beanie Block

This beanie block has an 18cm diameter and is 4.7cm tall at its centre. An alternative to the hollowed base on blocks like this is the American-style block with a neck. A string is tied into the small groove at the base of the shape and after blocking, the ribbon can be sewn just below. After that, the ‘neck’ is flipped inside – a good option where the size of the block does not allow the base to be hollowed easily but is also a great technique on any similar shape of any size.

Ex VAT £64.17

FB1A Fascinator Block

An alternative to the hollowed base on blocks like this is the American style block with a neck. A string is tied into the small groove at the base of the shape and after blocking, the ribbon can be sewn just below. After that, the ‘neck’ is flipped inside – a good option where the size of the block does not allow the base to be hollowed easily but also a great technique on any similar shape of any size. FB1A is 11cm diameter.

Ex VAT £37.50

FB5A Fascinator Block

An alternative to the hollowed base on blocks like this is the American style block with a neck. A string is tied into the small groove at the base of the shape and after blocking, the ribbon can be sewn just below. After that, the ‘neck’ is flipped inside – a good option where the size of the block does not allow the base to be hollowed easily but also a great technique on any similar shape of any size. FB5A is 15cm diameter.

Ex VAT £58.33

Ladies Fur Felt Cones

As with all out products, we only supply the best quality available and these are no exception. Beautiful, plain fur felts which are lightly pre-stiffened and available in 18 colours shown in the colour chart. Matching petersham ribbons (10 colours) in 38mm and 16mm widths are also available.

100% rabbit fur.
Ex VAT £32.50

Ladies Fur Felt Capelines

As with all our products, we only supply the best quality available and these are no exception. Beautiful, plain fur felts which are lightly pre-stiffened and available in 18 colours shown in the colour chart. Brim width of 120mm and weight at 103g.

100% rabbit fur

Matching Petersham ribbons (10 colours) in 38mm and 16mm widths are also available.
Ex VAT £54.17

Men’s Fur Felt Hat Bodies – 86mm width

These fur felt hat bodies will make an 8cm brim for head sizes up to 59cm.

Ex VAT £70.83

We also have available men’s felts in a 115mm brim width.


As with all our products, we only supply the best quality available and these capelines are no exception. With a brim width of 86mm, these men’s fur felt hat bodies are a heavier felt at 123g weight and come with extra stiffening making them perfect for fedoras, trilbys, homburgs, etc.

100% rabbit fur

Available in a variety of colours shown in the colour chart. Matching Petersham ribbons in 38mm and 16mm widths are also available.

CB191F Crown Block

A stunning 3D five part saucer shape. The base of the block features one small groove at the bottom of the main shape followed by a gap and then a standard string groove. If you tie into both and cut off at the lower one, the resulting neck will flip up inside the top section and disappear from sight. You can even sew on your ribbon before flipping it in – very convenient indeed!

Ex VAT £266.67

BB97 Brim Block

A traditional brim block for men’s trilby hats. Also known as a flange, this kind of brim is used for shaping brims that have already been cut to an even width and are often (although not essentially) used with a sandbagging machine. Rather than a string groove for the brim edge, there is a simple rope line around the base for tieing on a protective sheet only. Once blocked, the front is flipped down for a very classic look. BB97 is available in 5 different brim widths 1 7/8″ – 2″, 2 1/8″ – 2 1/4″, 2 3/8″ – 2 1/2″, 2 5/8″ – 2 3/4″ & 2 7/8″ – 3″. Please specify when ordering and also enquire about discounts for sets if you are interested. This brim also features a cutaway on the inside to allow a hat complete with band ribbon to be blocked or re-blocked.

Ex VAT £214.17