Pic 2 & 3 Shows how you can be innovative with a block. Lynn purchased the dome block but created her own valley and indents to create this stunning Fedora. Lynn of LJML Millinery.
Blocked using luxurious Australian merino wool felt, hand stitched in gorgeous burgundy colour with a tonal trim, Great piece for so many occasion's.
Her next design uses our crown again this time with an additional head collar given the crown more height and our trilby brim block HHB107 making a hat with choosing a fabulous animal print for the crown makes this a stunning design.
Lynn of LMJL Millinery creates fabulous Hats & Headpieces for every occasion visit her at her studio in Portsmouth or view more designs on herInstagram&Facebookpages
Pic 4 Another milliner who has used our blocks to create designs, Iliana of Ili Hats is fairly new to millinery, based in Northumberland she found the art of Millinery around a year ago, visiting workshops and learning online. Already she has scooped 4th place in the second Lincoln International Millinery Competition and recently 2nd place in the annual HaTalk e-magazine 2020
Iliana is looking to take her hobby to the next level creating wonderful designs, her inspiration comes from her love of nature, from the colours, shapes and patterns creating fabulous bespoke designs.
This shows her two designs a fabulous hat which has been blocked using our dome block and brim HHB149. Her second creation again using the dome block but Iliana has created an innovative Bandeau design both creations look amazing in their contrasting colours.
Pic 5 Creating a halo design using your standard dome block.
Here Stephanie has blocked a beautiful halo crown in dark grey sinamay embellished with pewter veiling, a single stripped ostrich quill and set upon a sunset yellow hibiscus hand made in satin and organza. A truly beautiful design and modelled by Stephanie herself to show how its worn.
Pic 6 Featured here is another beautiful design by Stephanie, her designs are often inspired by nature and this one is no exception. Her little boy found an ‘interesting shell’ on a country walk and presented it to her. The colour combination and swirled shape of the markings seemed a perfect fit for the new techniques she was learning with Tracy Chaplin of @millineryworkshopsinfrance on her 5 day online workshop in freeform Sinamay. Stephanie really enjoyed learning this technique and as you can see from her magnificent design it was a huge success so if you fancy learning a new skill head over to Tracy's no Blocking the base on her HHB131 crown block and making the brim using Tracy’s unique method of manipulating and sculpting the Sinamay.
Pic 7 Stephanie blocked this fabulous Fedora Hat using a standard dome crown style block, sculpting a beautiful valley and indents into her design, blocked in soft dove grey velour felt and finished with hot pink cotton petersham ribbon, the lining features a subtle print of a map of Bonnie Scotland which was upcycled from a vintage scarf, a unique and luxurious creation.
Stephanie is ready to create and design the pefect hat or headpiece for your special occasion get in touch with Stephanie by visiting her pages on InstagramandFacebook or head over to her website www.sdmillinery.co.uk