Need some help please. My sweatband supplier has let me down big time so we are having to take the manufacturing of the sweats in house. I wanted to know if anyone here has made a jig for a zig zag machine which helps with the reed tape and leather.i have attached pictures of one I’ve...
So I made a hat for Jarrod Dickenson, this is a rabbit Fur Felt in Alabaster which was blocked on a 6 inch open crown block with a 3 inch brim. I used a 15mm cotton and rayon ribbon from the 1930's which just stood out on this hat. dropped it off last night at one of his gigs and lets just say...
I'll be taking part in a Trunk show in Stockholm Sweden towards the end of October. Please feel free to come along if you're in the area. Just print off this invite and show it at the door.
Hi All, I will be taking part in a trunk show in Stockholm Sweden towards the end of October. If anyone wishes to come along please feel free to do so. Just print off this invite and show it at the door.
just found these on eBay not sure if anyone is interested. I would buy them but am in the UK and would cost me a fortune in customs.
hi @BobHufford I've got a few vintage blocks and have not really put any treatment on them as of yet as it isn't needed. what I do, do is place a layer of cling film over the block before I block a hat. this stops the moisture getting into the block and destroying it over time.
@T Jones that is a lovely looking hat, that crease in the crown is on point! I love a cattleman crease. Makes me happy when my clients ask for that type of crown! how tall is the crown and what width is the brim?
Rare occasion out with my wife for a lovely countryside walk without the kids. Wearing one of my own straw hats with a 6" crown and 2 1/2" brim with vintage cotton and rayon ribbon and contrast edge binding.
So today I purchased this little beauty made by Bates hatters. As you can see she has been neglected and not looked after. So I will be giving this beautiful beaver felt a nice deep clean. I'll be looking to pass it on so if anyone is interested let me know as I can change ribbon if...
As I'm a bespoke hatter based in the Cotswolds in the UK I want to be a little different from all the other hat brands here. so this is one of my own hats I made for myself. its a nice 4 inch crown with a 3 inch stiff brim, I've distressed it as that how I like my hats and as I'm a hatter I need...