Millinery: The Art of Hat-Making

Author: Sarah Lomax
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781784943547
Category: Crafts & Hobbies
Page: 144
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A bespoke hat, designed with a particular event in mind, is something that many people long for but often feel is price prohibitive. In this fabulous new book, couture milliners, Lomax & Skinner, show that this need not be the case. With clear and comprehensive step-by-step instructions and photography, Sarah Lomax and Rachel Skinner, show readers how to make 12 very different hats for a variety of occasions, including a wood felt tribly, a chic pillbox, a fascinator and a feathered headband. The materials and equipment that are required are fully detailed, along with all the necessary techniques, enabling the reader to adapt the designs if they wish or to create their own unique hats. Full of inspirational and instructional photography, Millinery truly showcases this wonderful craft and provides all the know-how in order to achieve high-end, couture results at home.

The Making of a Milliner

Hat-Making Projects
Author: Jenny Pfanenstiel
Publisher: Courier Dover Publications
ISBN: 0486808998
Category: Crafts & Hobbies
Page: 144
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"A great introduction for those interested in millinery, with easy to understand instructions and a variety of patterns for constructing different types of hats." — Jefferson-Madison Regional Library System Design the hat of your dreams with the guidance of an expert milliner. Jenny Pfanenstiel presents beautifully rendered, full-color tutorials that explain the basics of hat-making, from material selection to stitching and finishing. Seven designs, suitable for beginners as well as experienced hat makers, include cloche, cowboy, and straw-brimmed hats, as well as a variety of fascinators. Helpful suggestions range from how to measure your head and how to choose the style that best complements your face, to selecting feather flowers, hat pins, and other embellishments. Other tips cover setting up your work area and taking care of your hat. Loaded with hat trivia and anecdotes, The Making of a Milliner is also an excellent gift for craft enthusiasts, who are certain to delight in the process, tools, and fabrics of hat making. Jenny Pfanenstiel founded her company, Louisville, Kentucky's Formé Millinery, in 2007, and has designed hats for Oprah Winfrey, Michelle Obama, Barbara Corcoran, and Regina Taylor. Jenny's work has been featured in Vogue, Tatler, Country Living, Vigore, and Belle Armoire. She is the winner of the 2012 FGI Rising Star and both the 2009 and 2012 Hatty Awards.

Basic Millinery for the Stage

Author: Tim Dial
Publisher: Heinemann Drama
ISBN: 9780325003368
Category: Performing Arts
Page: 118
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Whether a beret or brimmed, straw, felt, or cloth, a pillbox or cone-hats can define a time and place, be it on the street or on stage. In this practical workbook, Tim Dial takes readers through the process of design and construction of hats, using specific exercises to create basic kinds of headwear that can easily be adapted to different historic periods. Learn about measuring and patterning, using tools, and achieving apparently contradictory goals-hats that are theatrically appropriate, but also strong, durable, and efficient to build. Tim's book incorporates these special features essential to hat making: a modern-day perspective highlighting contemporary tools and skills clear instructions and safety notes for use in or out of the classroom progressive exercises that make it easy to explore and expand on techniques a focus on working with buckram, straw, and cloth-staples of the milliner's art plentiful high-quality photos that guide readers through each project. Take advantage of Tim's tips, techniques, and philosophies-some traditional, some familiar but improved, many totally new, all very doable. Then explore your own artistry.

The Art of Making Miniature Millinery

Author: Timothy J. Alberts,M. Dalton King,Pat Henry
Publisher: Hobby House PressInc
ISBN: 9780875886169
Category: Crafts & Hobbies
Page: 128
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You will want this how-to-make doll's hats book from Timothy Alberts, M. Dalton King, and Pat Henry. This exceptional how-to book shows you the ins and outs of making fabulous hats for your antique and contemporary dolls including items for the popular 15-in fashion dolls such as Gene "RM," Tyler "RM," and Alex "RM." We all know that fashion is about the accessories and a hat can make or break an outfit. Designer Timothy Alberts shows step-by-step how you can make stunning hats to accompany your doll's costumes, and includes four different hat patterns. In addition to the source guide, the authors also include an illustrated history of many different styles and how they are incorporated into today's fashions. This elegant book will be a favorite for modern and antique collectors alike.

Classic Millinery Techniques

A Complete Guide to Making & Designing Today's Hats
Author: Ann Albrizio,Osnat Lustig,Ted Morrison
Publisher: Lark Books (NC)
ISBN: 9781579902742
Category: Crafts & Hobbies
Page: 144
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Take basic sewing skills, add half a yard of fabric, and make one of 15 custom hats designed by an award-winning milliner. More than 250 illustrations guide you from drafting patterns to creating classic, head-turning hats. Start with a shirred beret, move on to a cloche, pillbox, or sailor hat.


The Art of Hat-making
Author: Hilary Peach
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781849638302
Page: 180
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How do you make hats? Where do you start? Hilary Peach, who taught millinery (hat-making) for thirty years in colleges in and around the Hampshire area, is the ideal person to tell you! Titivate begins with an introduction telling how the author became interested in millinery. This includes the successes of some of her students and many diagrams and photographs to illustrate the wonderful hats created. The main part of the book is a comprehensive but easy-to-follow guide to the world of millinery, with instructions for making a soft sculptured hat, a gentleman's cap and blocked hats for special occasions. Hat-making can be fun and exciting when you learn all the processes!

Designing and Making Hats and Headpieces

Author: Judy Bentinck
Publisher: Crowood
ISBN: 1847978231
Category: Design
Page: 128
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Designing and Making Hats and Headpieces is an inspiring instructional guide to the art of millinery. It explains how to go about designing a hat, what equipment and materials you will need, and the techniques required to get started. It divides the projects into three types of hat - blocked, headpieces and fascinators, and cut and sewn - and thereby describes how to make fourteen different designs. It goes on to suggest ways of finishing the hats with embellishments such as bows, felt, veiling and flowers. Drawing on her rich experience, the author generously shares her ideas and her advice so that you can achieve a professional finish and make a design that flatters the wearer and completes an outfit. With beautiful photographs and clear instructions, this book is an essential guide for anyone who wants to design and make a hat for a daily outing, a special occasion or a costume. The comprehensive coverage introduces stitching, shaping and sewing techniques - the essential skills of millinery; advises on design, where to find inspiration and fitting hats; covers blocked hats - five styles explained with different materials and trimming ideas; includes headpieces and fascinators - seven designs, including a bridal suggestion with lace, feathers and flowers; and cut and sewn hats - making the beret and bandeau using dressmaking techniques. With further ideas for trimmings, including advice on how to use bows, additional felt, veiling, flowers and much more, this is an inspirational book aimed at everyone interested in hats, millinery and fashion. Over 400 stunning colour photographs support the step-by-step instructions and illustrate the beauty of these hats.

Couture Hats

From the Outrageous to the Refined
Author: Louis Bou
Publisher: Harper Collins
ISBN: 0062283405
Category: Design
Page: 224
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Since the recent royal wedding, couture hats and headpieces are gaining more attention than ever before. Featured on guests from Victoria Beckham to Sarah Ferguson’s daughter, Princess Beatrice, whimsical and sculptural hats are now splashed across the pages of fashion magazines, advertisements, and blogs. The trademark accessory of fashion muse Isabella Blow, couture hats were among the most talked about elements of the recent Alexander McQueen exhibit at the Met, and a Stephen Jones Couture Hats exhibition is running at Bard from September 2011 to April 2012. Couture Hats, a luscious gallery of modern fashion designs, will be unlike anything else on the market, artfully showcasing the most innovative work of master milliners around the world, including the likes of Stephen Jones, Philip Treacy, Anthony Peto, and Nasir Mazhar, designers who have all constructed numerous hats and headpieces for members and guests of the royal family, as well as celebrities like Lady Gaga, Katy Perry, and Daphne Guinness. Already endorsed by the creative director of Givenchy, each chapter of Couture Hats is devoted to a particular designer or design house, providing biographical information, professional philosophies, trade secrets, and intimate interviews. With hundreds of full-page, full-color photographs, these gorgeous modern hats include gravity-defying sculptural shapes to delight and inspire refined women, modern fashionistas, designers, students, aspiring milliners, and costume lovers. Even for those without the gall to wear such daring pieces, these hats will fascinate all creative minds. Among the designers included are: Philip Treacy for Alexander McQueen Philip Treacy Stephen Jones Noel Stewart House of Flora Heather Huey Tour de Force Àngel Coll Manuel Albarran Claudia Schulz Edwina Ibbotson Tolentino Haute Hats Charlie Le Mindu Simon Ekrelius Piers Atkinson Emma Yeo William Chambers Ellen Christine Anya Caliendo Dinu Bodiciu Gustavo Adolfo Tari Irene Bussemaker Dayna Pinkham

Fashion Hats

Author: Karen Henriksen
Publisher: A&C Black
ISBN: 071368738X
Category: Crafts & Hobbies
Page: 144
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Make your own fabulous fashionable hats with guidance and inspiration from an expert!

From the Neck Up

An Illustrated Guide to Hatmaking
Author: Denise Dreher
Publisher: N.A
Category: Design
Page: 199
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25 Stylish Accessories to Top Off Your Look
Author: Hannah Scheidig
Publisher: Running Press
ISBN: 0762459689
Category: Crafts & Hobbies
Page: 224
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A fascinator is a chic little adornment, not quite a traditional hat but more than a headband, that suits any occasion and any time of day. Style mavens in England are credited with setting off an international fascination with fascinators; this smashing headwear now appears everywhere, donning the heads of celebrities and A-listers on the red carpet to today's fashionable brides, who are tossing aside their traditional veils for fascinators bedazzled with crystals and feathers. This is the first craft book of its kind with how-tos for fascinators, floral crowns, tiaras, and more: 25 in all, plus variations on each project—there are even sweet projects suitable for little girls. Fascinators range from dressy professional to black-tie elegant.


Author: Clair Hughes
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 0857851586
Category: Design
Page: 288
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Although a hat may be designed for the purpose of practicality or aesthetics, it is part of a complex interplay of wider cultural meanings. Throughout history hats have played a significant role in expressing and revealing notions of class, gender, authority, fashion and etiquette. By examining the consumption and production of hats from the 18th century to the present day, this book explores their significance as markers of social and cultural change. Taking a thematic approach, Clair Hughes charts how headgear during the modern era has been shaped by status, gender and necessity. Using case studies such as the bowler hat, which has moved up and down classes and professions, Hughes reveals that although a hat might seem bound to its status and context, it is as susceptible to subversion and reinvention as the society which creates it. From the transition of pilots' helmets from practical headgear to fashion items, to the Slouch hat and the baseball cap, hats have responded to cultural or political movements, often becoming conscious displays of identity and social allegiance. Drawing from material and historical research as well as depictions in art, literature and film, Hughes provides a fascinating insight into hats as a visible performance of social values and culture.

Saturday Night Hat

Quick, Easy Hatmaking for the Downtown Girl
Author: Eugenia Kim,Joanne Paek
Publisher: Clarkson Potter
ISBN: 9780307337948
Category: Crafts & Hobbies
Page: 143
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Presents an innovative array of more than twenty patterns for a variety of stylish hat projects, each of which can be completed in a couple of hours and many of which can be made from readily available, everyday items, featuring a selection of berets, cloches, fedoras, cocktail hats, caps, and sunhats to suit any taste. Original. 12,000 first printing.

The Hat Book

Creating Hats for Every Occasion
Author: Juliet Bawden
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781852383688
Category: Hats
Page: 144
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Hats have been enjoying a revival: over the last ten years they have been worn by the young, the fashionable, the stylish and those wishing to make a sartorial statement. They are no longer the preserve of those attending weddings, christenings and funerals, nor of the society ladies. Indeed, hats are no longer produced solely by old-fashioned milliners using time-honoured materials and specialist techniques - many new and innovative hat designers are coming to the fore, creating a great diversity of hats from all kinds of materials in unusual ways which can be emulated by the amateur hat maker with only basic sewing and craft skills.

The Art of Wearing Hats

Author: Helena Sheffield
Publisher: HarperCollins
ISBN: 9780008165291
Category: Hats
Page: 112
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The perfect and practical pocket guide to being a hat wearer for novices and aficionados alike, complete with tips on where to buy them, how to wear them, who wears them best and tricks of the trade (yes hat hair, we re looking at you). Hats have been a mainstay of fashion for centuries, but now they re back with a bang overtaking the accessories departments of Topshop et al and gracing the celebrated heads of Taylor Swift, Cara Delevigne, Johnny Depp and the like day in and day out. But which one should you wear? Which will suit you best, how should you wear them and when? The Art of Wearing Hats answers all these questions and more. Broken down into chapters covering everyday, outdoor and special occasion hats, you ll soon discover the full range to choose from, alongside who in the Googlable world you can turn to for styling tips, and fun facts about where each originated from. Complete with illustrations and tips on how to grow your hat-wearing confidence, it might be an idea to start making room in your wardrobe. "


Author: Estelle Ramousse,Fabienne Gambrelle
Publisher: Search PressLtd
ISBN: 9781844485055
Category: Crafts & Hobbies
Page: 119
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Helps you to enter the world of the expert milliner and create stylish caps, berets and wide-brimmed hats for various types of occasions.

Edwardian Hats

The Art of Millinery (1909)
Author: Anna Ben-Yûsuf
Publisher: R L Shep
Category: Millinery.
Page: 256
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The British School of Millinery Tiara Headdresses

Author: Denise Innes-Spencer
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780995787209
Category: Crafts & Hobbies
Page: 128
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This is a book for the budding milliner who wants to make bridal headdresses. From the beginner to the more advanced, this book takes you from the question of which wires to use all the way to constructing bases and advanced decorative techniques. With detailed, illustrated instructions on many different projects, you'll learn to use wires, knitted wire, beads, diamante and more. With the guidance of Denise Innes-Spencer, 'British Bridal Awards' nominee and Creative Director of the British School of Millinery, you can be sure you're in good hands as you set out to make your own beautiful headdresses.