Hat making?? Learning Millinery..

Discussion in 'Hats' started by Hugh Beaumont, Jul 8, 2011.

  1. Julie Bourdages

    Julie Bourdages New in Town

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    keeep me posted all along!!!!! <3
     
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  2. humanshoes

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    I don't think you'd necessarily have to boil the felt Bowen. Maybe just a quick dip in a pot of very hot water to loosen it up. Let us know how you make out.
     
  3. humanshoes

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    Haha! If you mean the dye, then you're probably right.
     
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  4. AbbaDatDeHat

    AbbaDatDeHat I'll Lock Up

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    Too slow Fruno!! Did 10 mins. In dryer now.
    Julie. Is just Walmart felt. We see??
     
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  5. Julie Bourdages

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    with walmart felt?? hmm thats not very thick isnt it? is it even real wool?
     
  6. AbbaDatDeHat

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    We see??
     
  7. Julie Bourdages

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    i dont know what you see but i aint seing a thing
     
  8. humanshoes

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    I'm beginning to understand how the good Dr. Frankenstein felt. Gather up the torches.
     
  9. Julie Bourdages

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    im totally lost! english being my second language certainly doesnt help my case lol
     
  10. AbbaDatDeHat

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    We see....around here means we will see.
    Bummer...i could have sworn the lady told me it was wool felt. It’s not!!
    Oh well, i tried.
    Hope you have better luck!
    B
     
  11. humanshoes

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    Sorry Julie, it seems that our loveable Abbadatdehat (Bowen) may be creating a monster.
     
  12. Julie Bourdages

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    ah that makes more sense!! walmart is the last place Id by my felt! never trust walmart ahah
    at this POint I whould try to wet felt my hood since ive been a wet felter for years.
    Im just concerned it will not be as solid as industrially felted piece.

    Goind to give that felt fabric a try
     
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  13. AbbaDatDeHat

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    Ha ha
    Awe, you all are sweet! I just had some alleged wool felt laying around and thought maybe that stuff would work. Plus i have a Grandbaby that needs a new hat! Ha ha
    Welcome to the lounge Julie. Let us know how things go. We see!
    B
     
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  14. Armando

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    I am just now getting into millinery. Appreciate all the input in this thread, it's quite helpful. Any suggestions on vendors to buy blocks, tools, and supplies? Thanks
     
  15. deadlyhandsome

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    Are you planning on making mens hats? Fur felt, straw? Westerns, fedoras, both?


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  16. Armando

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    Men’s hats, felt and straw. One style at a time of course, but I’d like to diversify.
     
  17. deadlyhandsome

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    There are several threads here on tools. A few key-word searches should keep you busy for hours. Used tools are found on eBay and Etsy etc. Have you looked at the Hatters Supply House in Colorado?


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  18. jlee562

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    https://hatterssupplyhouse.com/

    Tim at Alley Kat vouches for them and that's good enough for me. One of these days I'm gonna build my own hat, I swear! Other budget priorities keep getting in the way of getting a block and flange set, but when I asked the hive mind about blocks, and Hatter's Supply House, Tim said that he'd been buying from them and they are top notch quality.
     
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  19. ChicagoWayVito

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    I have purchased 15 flanges and one block from Mark (Hatter's Supply House) and can vouch for the quality of work as well as his customer service. I wouldn't hesitate to buy again from him.
     
  20. Mustang Mike's Hats

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    I wholeheartedly ditto the last two comments. I have purchased crown blocks and brim flanges from Hatter's Supply House and and can't speak highly enough about the service and quality that Mark has provided.
     

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